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2008 NHL Draft: Thomas McCollum

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

    Thomas McCollom
    Rank: No. 1 (North American)
    Position: Goalie
    Height/Weight: 6-2, 205
    DOB: Dec. 7, 1989

Team League GP GAA MINS SO SV%
2006-07 Guelph OHL 55 2.39 3158 5 .918
2007-08 Guelph OHL 51 2.50 2978 4 .914

Set Guelph Storm single-season record for shutouts in a season (5) in 2006-07…Only three-time winner of the CHL Goaltender of the Week award in 2008…Represented Team USA at the 2007 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Finland…Patterns his game after Roberto Luongo…


Net position is second to none. Rarely has any holes and has a great butterfly. When he is challenging and at the top of his game he is very tough to beat. He is definitely one of those franchise type of goalies in the future. Team is very confident in front of him.


Slow start with a great second half. Has No. 1 NHL potential.


NHL Team: Buffalo Sabres
NHL Player: Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo
Shootout move: Making a save
Practice Drill: Rebound
Video Game: Rock Band
Movie: Lucky Number Slevin
TV Show: The Simpsons
Actor: Adam Sandler
Group: Nickelback
Book: Harry Potter
Pump-up song: “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
Food to cook: Mac and Cheese
Sport (other than hockey): Roller hockey
Activity away from the rink: Spending time with friends
Toy growing up: Mini stick set
Place to shop: American Eagle
Place to visit: Home
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