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NYI DRAFT CENTRAL: Drew Doughty

A look at the top prospects in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

Friday, 05.09.2008 / 11:49 AM / News
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NYI DRAFT CENTRAL: Drew Doughty

The 2008 draft pool is considered the deepest in years and the Islanders are set to select higher in this year's Entry Draft than they have in the past seven. With the Islanders selecting fifth in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 20 in Ottawa, many highly-touted prospects will be available for the Isles to choose from. Each week leading up to the draft, Newyorkislanders.com will feature a new player who is likely to go early in this year's draft.


DREW DOUGHTY

Drew Doughty
Team: Guelph Storm (OHL)
Position: Defenseman
Born: December 8, 1988 in London, Ontario (Age 19)
Height: 6-0   
Weight: 213
Shoots: Right
CSS Final Ranking: 3

2007-08 Regular Season: Games Played (58), Goals (13), Assists (37), Points (50), PIM (68)

2008 Playoffs: Games Played (10), Goals (3), Assists (6), Points (9), PIM (14)

2008 WJC w/Canada: Games Played (7), Goals (0), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (0)

Update: While Doughty's numbers have dropped in 2007-08 (58 games, 13 goals, 37 assists) from the previous season (67 games, 21 goals, 53 assists), his status among the elite to enter the NHL Entry Draft has not.

Doughty appeared in seven games with Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships and recorded four assists while helping Canada win the gold medal. He was named to the WJC All-Star team and won the Directorate Award given to the best defenseman in the tournament.

The Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League finished fifth in the Western Conference and lost in the second round of the playoffs. Doughty's 50 points on the season ranked ninth among OHL defensemen and his nine points in 10 playoff games ranked sixth among defensemen.

On April 24, Doughty was awarded the Max Kaminsky Trophy, given annually to the OHL's most outstanding defenseman. Last year's winner, Marc Staal, currently plays for the New York Rangers.

Strengths: Doughty is known as an offensive defenseman. He has excellent speed and vision and an extremely hard shot. He is excellent at jumping into the play in the offensive zone to create scoring chances.

Drew Doughty
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What They're Saying:

"He is the complete player for the new NHL: big, excellent skater, great first pass, low panic threshold and great offensive instincts.”

-    Tony Saxon / Guelph Mercury


"The enthusiasm that he brings every time he steps on the ice, whether it's a practice or a game, is what makes him a special player, along with his high skill level.”

-    Dave Barr / Guelph Storm Head Coach/GM


"The hockey gods gave him a great mind for the game. He relies on that and does a phenomenal job reading and reacting.”

-    NHL Scout


"Doughty has very quick feet, coming from his background of playing soccer and it shows when contesting the puck with his skates.”

-    Hockeyprospects.com


DREW DOUGHTY STAT BOX

REGULAR SEASON                                                   PLAYOFFS
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005-06 Guelph Storm OHL 65 5 28 33 40 14 0 13 13 18
2006-07 Guelph Storm OHL 67 21 53 74 76 4 2 3 5 8
2007 Canada SS 8 0 2 2 4 - - - - -
2007-08 Guelph Storm OHL 58 13 37 50 68 10 3 6 9 14
2008 Canda SS 7  0 4 4 4 - - - - -


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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
6 DET 59 33 15 11 173 154 77
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 58 25 23 10 166 161 60
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 62 29 34 4 63
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 62 13 26 21 39
B. Nelson 62 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 62 11 25 11 36
A. Lee 56 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 50 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 52 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 62 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 52 4 19 16 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 32 13 0 .910 2.49
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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