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
Roman Josi Rank: No. 6 (European)
Height/Weight: 6-1, 183 pounds
D.O.B: June 1, 1990STATISTICS
|Team ||League ||GP ||G ||A ||PTS ||PIM |
|2007-08 ||Bern ||Swiss ||35 ||2 ||6 ||8 ||10 |
Was reliable defender for Team Switzerland at the 2008 World Junior Championships and key player at the Under-18 IIHF World Championships, posting five points (1-4).
WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS
Gained valuable experience and confidence playing regularly with Bern, a top team in the senior Swiss league. Good playmaking defenseman with good decision making ability and ability to make tape-to-tape passes. Not an overly offensive defenseman and needs to improve on his physical play.WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS
Distributes the puck well. Defends well positionally.