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2009 NHL Draft: Jordan Schroeder

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Leading up to the 2009 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 first round (#14 overall)?

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  Jordan Schroeder

The Lowdown:
   5-8, 175
   University of Minnesota (Western
   Collegiate Hockey Association)
   DOB: 9-29-90 – Burnsville, Mn
   Final rank: 5. Midterm rank: 4 (NA-S)

The Shinny:
He may be small, but the kid can play hockey. He finished second at Minnesota in scoring with 45 points (13 goals) in 35 games and was fourth in the NCAA with a 1.30 points per game average. He was the only freshman in the top 50 in scoing. Named WCHA Rookie of the Year, the Gophers Rookie of the Year and was named to the second-team All-WCHA Second Team. Played for Team USA in the 2009 World Junior Championships, leading the team in scoring with 11 points and tied for second in the tourney with eight assists in six games. He became Team USA’s all-time World Junior assists leader with 15, surpassing the record of 14 previously held by Doug Weight.

NHL Central Scouting’s Jack Barzee: “He’s a dynamic player, a leader and a type of player that has developed into a complete offensive and defensive threat every time he is on the ice. He has a rocket of a wrist shot and he can beat you by putting the puck in the net, going around a defender, or freezing the goaltender and passing it off to one of his wingers. The concern is going to be his overall size, like there was with Scott Gomez, with Brian Gionta and with Patrick Kane, but at the same age he is probably a little thicker and a little bit more compact than they were.”

Minnesota University’s coach Don Lucia: “He’s a strong skater and has real good speed. He’s a thick kid. Jordan isn’t six-feet tall, but he’s thick. He’s strong physically throughout his body…He’s got the whole package. He’s been an elite player for three years now, but I think he will continue to become a better player at every facet of the game. He has an exceptional head for the game. He’s extremely motivated and he wants to be a take-charge guy.”

Schroeder on Schroeder: “When I get into situations around the net, I have to look to shoot more. Hopefully, my goal numbers will go up, and my assists, too. I try to use my teammates as much as possible, making them better. I’m always looking to make plays and be unselfish out there.”

Did you know: Wears No. 19 because his favorite number, nine, originates from his birthday.

His Favorites
   NHL Player: Marc Savard
   Shootout move: Fake shot, five hole
   Goal celebration:"The one hand drag with finger flip, on one knee"
   Video game: Halo 3
   Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness
   TV Show: That 70's show
   Actor: Mark Wahlberg
   Artist: Akon
   Book: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
   Pump up song: "Bawitdaba" by Kid Rock
   Home cooked meal: Walleye
   Sport (other than hockey): Golf
   Activity away from the rink: Xbox 360
   Place to shop: Polo Ralph Lauren
   Place to visit: Hawaii

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