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2008 NHL Draft: Colby Robak

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Leading up to the 2008 draft, 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

    Colby Robak
    Rank: No. 13 (North American)
    Position: Defenseman
    Height/Weight: 6-3, 194 pounds
    D.O.B: Apr. 24, 1990

Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Brandon WHL 39 2 3 5 12
2007-08 Windsor WHL 71 6 24 30 25


Helped Canada win gold medal at the Under-18 IIHF World Championships in April, 2008. Represented Manitoba at the Canada Winter Games in 2007, winning the silver medal. Was Brandon’s only 16-year-old rookie in 2006-07.


A Smooth skating defenseman with the keen ability to skate the puck out of dander. Goes into scrums, comes up with the puck and almost effortly skates it up ice; combine that with a shrewd ability to look up-ice, head-man the puck and then join the rush from behind. Has a calm demeanor when he plays. Doesn’t get rattled very easily.


Fluid skater for a big prospect.  Good upside on projection.


NHL Team: Anaheim
NHL Player: Scott Niedermayer
Video Game: Guitar Hero
Movie: Rock Star
TV Show: King of Queens and Hogan Knows Best
Actor: Will Ferrell
Group: Nickelback and 3 Doors Down
Book: Hockey Tough by Saul Miller
Pump-up song: “Step Up” by Drowning Pool
Food to cook: Spaghetti and chicken
Sport (other than hockey): Golf and soccer

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