Leading up to the 2009 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 first round (#14 overall)?

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2009 NHL Entry Draft Site

The Lowdown:
5-11, 200-pounds
Brampton (Ontario Hockey League)
DOB: 1-16-91 – Haliburton, Ontario
Final rank: 2 Midterm rank 2 (NA-S)

The Shinny:
Many believe his talent and speed compares favorably to Steven Stamkos. Was third on Brampton in scoring with 79 points (31 goals) in 59 games in his second season in the OHL. Voted Best Playmaker and Best Stickhandler in the OHL Eastern Conference Coaches Poll. Played in 2009 OHL All-Star Classic and Top Prospects Game. Was captain of Team Canada’s gold-medal team at the Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament.