Leading up to the 2008 draft, Flordiapanthers.com will be highlighting some of the top prospects to look out for. Could the Panthers draft one of these players with their pick in the second round or might they move up to grab one of these top players to further bolster their system and hope they contribute to the big club one day?
Each week day, we'll take a look at three prospects and get Panthers Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Luce's opinion on each of them.2008 NHL Entry Draft Site
Anton Gustafsson Rank (No. 5 European)
Height/Weight: 6-2, 194 pounds
D.O.B: February 25, 1990 STATISTICS
|Team ||League ||GP ||G ||A ||PTS ||PIM |
|2007-08 ||Frolunda Jr. ||Swe-Jr ||33 ||15 ||17 ||32 ||55 |
Good bloodlines. Is the son of former Washington Capitals forward and current Swedish national team head coach, Bengt-Ake. As member of Frolunda Jr. team, won SuperElit Championship in both 2006-07 and 2007-08. WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS
Is a highly skilled player with strong puckhandling skills and playmaking ability. Is an effective passer through traffic who also has a good selection of shots. A tall, strong and talented two-way center with good vision and a fine understanding of the game. Plays a mature game even when playing against opponents who were two or three years older. WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS
Tenacious and gritty. Has had some injuries this season.