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2008 NHL Draft: Jamie Arniel

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

    Jamie Arniel
    Rank: 20 (North American)
    Position: Center
    Height/Weight: 5-11, 180.
    D.O.B: Nov. 16, 1989

Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Guelph OHL 68 31 31 62 51
2007-08 Guelph OHL 20 9 4 13 16
2007-08 Sarnia OHL 40 18 16 34 22

Finished third on Sarnia Sting with 27 goals. Participated in CHL Top Prospects Game and was member of Team Canada at 2007 Under-18 World Hockey Championship in Finland. Patterns game after Ottawa’s Mike Fisher. Uncle was former NHL player and Manitoba Moose coach Scott Arniel.


One of the best faceoff men in the CHL. Shows grit in every shift. A true sniper who has the ability to tuck the puck in someone’s skates, pull it out, and snap it at the net. Good two-way skater. Jamie is going to be a solid NHL player.


Consistent shift to shift with sound offensive instincts. Motivated player.


NHL Team: Ottawa Senators
NHL Player: Ottawa’s Mike Fisher
Shootout move: “High glove”
Practice Drill: 2-puck
Video Game: NHL 08
Movie: Superbad
TV Show: Entourage
Actor/Actress: Will Ferrell and Kate Beckinsale
Book: The Hockey News
Pump-up song: “Hands up for Detroit” by Fedde Le Grande
Sport (other than hockey): Baseball
Toy growing up: hockey stick
Place to shop: Abercrombie and Fitch

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