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
Jamie Arniel Rank: 20 (North American)
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. WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS
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.
WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS
Consistent shift to shift with sound offensive instincts. Motivated player.FAVORITESNHL Team:
Ottawa SenatorsNHL Player:
Ottawa’s Mike Fisher Shootout move:
“High glove”Practice Drill:
Will Ferrell and Kate Beckinsale Book:
The Hockey NewsPump-up song:
“Hands up for Detroit” by Fedde Le GrandeSport (other than hockey):
BaseballToy growing up:
hockey stickPlace to shop:
Abercrombie and Fitch