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2008 NHL Draft: Zach Bogosian

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


    Zach Bogosian
    Rank: No. 2 (North American)
    Position: Defenseman
    Height/Weight: 6-2, 197 pounds
     D.O.B: July, 15, 1990


STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Peterborough OHL 67 7 26 33 63
2007-08 Peterborough OHL 60 11 50 61 72
 
THE SKINNY

Only OHL defenseman to lead team in scoring with 61 points (50 assists). Was selected in four categories in OHL Coaches Poll – tied for top defensive forward, second in offensive defenseman and third in smartesr player and hardest worker. Nominated for 2008 Red Tilson Memorial Trophy for most outstanding player. Others nominated included Steven Stamkos and Josh Bailey. Participated in CHL Top Prospects Game and OHL All-Star Classic.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS

Projected as franchise player for NHL team, possibly first overall selection. Big player and combination of skating ability and size sets him apart. Will make step into NHL very quickly. Game is getting smarter and smarter.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Stock continues to rise. Strong skater with solid all-around hockey instincts.

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Ottawa Senators
NHL Player: Detroit's Chris Chelios
Goal Celebration: “Fist pump”
Practice Drill: Power-play
Video Game: NHL ‘08
Movie: Enemy at the Gates
TV Show: Seinfeld
Actor:  Russel Crowe
Artist: Dave Matthews
Book: Harry Potter
Website: facebook.com
Pump-up song: Europe - Final Countdown Techno
Food to cook: Pasta
Sport (other than hockey): Lacrosse
Activity away from the rink: Bowling
Toy growing up: Gameboy
Place to shop: Abercrombie
Place to visit: Florida
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