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
Viktor Tikhonov Rank: No. 7 (European)
Position: Right Wing
Height/Weight: 6-2, 187 pounds
D.O.B: May 12, 1988STATISTICS
|Team ||League ||GP ||G ||A ||PTS ||PIM |
|2007-08 ||Cherepovets ||Russia ||43 ||7 ||5 ||12 ||43 |
Grandfather is former Soviet coaching legend, Viktor Tikhonov and father was assistant coach with San Jose Sharks. Viktor Jr. holds both American and Russian passport. Won bronze medal with Russia at 2008 World Junior Championships and was named as Best Forward and to All-Star team after scoring five goals (5-2) in seven games.
WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS
Was one of the most improved young players in the Russian League in 2007-08. Shows high level of competitiveness and is dedicated team player. Shows keen ability to read and react to the play and is projected to be second line player in the NHL. Needs to continue to improve overall skating and speed.WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS
Strong bloodlines. Wants to be a player. Sound skill set to work with.