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2008 NHL Draft: Kirill Petrov

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
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


    Kirill Petrov
    Rank: No. 2 (European)
    Position: Right Wing
    Height/Weight: 6-3, 198 pounds
    D.O.B: April 13, 1990

 
STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Kazan Russia 47 4 6 10 54

THE SKINNY

Named top forward and to All-Star team at the 2008 Under-18 IIHF World Championships after scoring five goals (seven points) in six games for Russia. Also played 2007 Under-18 World Championships, playing all seven games (three assists).

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS
   
Impressed with excellent skating, mobility and work ethic while playing on Russia’s (Under-18) top line. Displays toughness in one-on-one situations and delivers smart passes creating scoring chances. Physically strong, successful in one-on-one situations along the boards and in corners.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Sound skater with nice skill set. Has potential to improve.
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