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
Jacob Markstrom Rank: No. 1 (European)
Height/Weight: 6-3, 178
D.O.B. Jan. 31, 1990
|Season ||Team ||League ||GP ||GAA ||MIN ||SO ||SV% |
|2007-08 ||Brynas Jr. ||Swe-Jr ||22 ||2.00 ||1320 ||2 ||.931 |
|2007-08 ||Brynas ||Swe ||7 ||3.12 ||422 ||0 ||.887 |
Led Sweden to first-ever gold medal at the 2007 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial. Stopped 38 of 40 shots against Team Canada. Posted 2.57 goals against and .924 save percentage for Sweden’s national Under-17 team in 2006-07. WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS
Covers the net well and plays with a lot of confidence. Plays butterfly, but sometimes tends to go down too quickly. Impressive, quick glove and used his size to his advantage. WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS
Very athletic goalie. Good size with solid upside to his game.