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2008 NHL Draft: Luke Schenn

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

    Luke Schenn
    Rank: No. 5 (North American)
    Position: Defense
    Height/Weight: 6-2, 216
    D.O.B. Nov. 2, 1989

Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Kelowna WHL 72 2 27 29 139
2007-08 Kelowna WHL 57 7 21 28 100

Named to WHL’s Western Conference Second All-Star Team in 2008 after finishing second on his team in scoring among defenseman. Helped Team Canada win gold at 2008 World Junior Championships, represented Canada in the eight-game sweet of Russia in the Canada-Russia Super Series in 2007, and was member of gold-medal winning Team Canada in Under-18 World Championship in 2006. Scored four points in first round of WHL playoffs.


A big strong defenseman who might compare with Ed Jovanovski. Has a tough edge and has the ability to, if caught up ice, work hard and get back in time to recover. Sometime defense partner of 6-7 draft prospect Tyler Myers.


Top end defensive prospect. Quietly effective shift in and shift out.


NHL Team: Calgary Flames
NHL Player: Dion Phaneuf
Shootout move: “Sam Gagner’s shootout move”
Goal celebration: “Jumping into the bench”
Video Game: NHL 2008
Movie: Night at the Roxbury
TV Show: Prison Break
Actor/Actress: Will Ferrell and Jessica Alba
Group: Rascal Flatts
Book: Hockey News Magazine
Pump-up song: “Don’t Stop the Music” by Rihanna
Food to cook: Steak
Sport (other than hockey): Golf
Activity away from the rink: Xbox
Toy growing up: Mini sticks
Place to visit: Hawaii
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