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2008 NHL Draft: Mikkel Boedker

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


    Mikkel Boedker
    Rank: No. 11 (North American)
    Position: Left Wing
    Height/Weight: 5-11, 195 pounds
    D.O.B: Dec. 16, 1989


STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Frolunda Jf. Sweden Jr. 39 19 30 49 14
2007-08 Kitchener OHL 69 29 44 73 14

THE SKINNY

Finished tied for second with 26 assists and second overall with 35 points in 20 playoff games, helping Kitchener win the 2008 OHL Championship. Ranked third overall among rookies in points with 73 (29-44) and tied for second overall in the league with nine game-winning goals in 207-08. Voted as the Best Skater in the OHL's Western Conference in the annual Coaches Poll.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS


Although just 5'11", plays low to the ice as a result is real solid player. Quarterbacks the power-play as a forward from the point and does an effective job. Has world class speed and skill. Has adjusted to North American game very well and will be an impact player at NHL level one day.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS
Great skater with good finishing skills.

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Minnesota Wild
NHL Player: Minnesota's Marion Gaborik
Shootout move: “forehand deke”
Practice Drill: 2-puck
Video Game: Counter Strike
Movie: Gridiron Gang
TV Show: Two and a Half Men
Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington
Group: Linkin Park
Book: Da Vinci Code
Sport (other than hockey): Football
Activity away from the rink: Xbox 360
Place to shop: Downtown Copenhagen
Place to visit: Copenhagen, Denmark
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