Panthers CHL prospects update

By Courtney Wagner






John Hecimovic

Anthony Stewart, the 25th pick in the 2003
draft,
leads the list of seven Florida Panthers prospects currently
playing in the CHL in 2004-05.

Anthony Stewart,
RW – Kingston, OHL
Height: 6’2, Weight: 228 lbs., DOB –
1985-01-05

Anthony Stewart, Florida’s second choice in
the
2003 draft and 25th pick overall, is currently leading the Kingston
Frontenacs
with 37 points this season. Stewart has been named to the final
selection camp for the World Junior Championships for Team Canada and
was
a member of the silver medal winning team last year. The Quebec native is
known
for a strong work ethic and has the ability to become a power forward in the
NHL. Stewart has 47 penalty minutes this season, good for second on the team
behind Evan Kotsopoulos. Stewart was an alternate captain on the OHL squad
this
season in the ADT Canada/Russia Challenge and posted a goal in that series.
He
leads the Frontenacs this year with 19 goals and has a +8 rating.

2004-05 stats


TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Kingston2919183747+8

John Hecimovic,
RW – Mississauga, OHL
Height: 6’1, Weight: 215 lbs., DOB –
1984-03-31

John Hecimovic, a ninth-round pick of the
Panthers in 2003, joined the Mississauga IceDogs in October from the Sarnia
Sting after a six-player trade between the teams. Hecimovic is noted to work
hard for the puck and is not afraid to drop the gloves. In the 2003-04
season
with the Sting he was third in team scoring with 62 points. Since joining
Mississauga this season he has six points in six games with a +2
rating.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Mississauga63366+2

Martin Lojek,
D – Brampton, OHL
Height: 6’4, Weight: 234 lbs., DOB –
1985-08-19

Florida’s fourth-round pick in the 2003
draft,
Martin Lojek comes off a personal best year with the Brampton Battalion
scoring
three goals, 17 assists and 20 points in 68 games in 2003-04. He also
boasted
the most points for a defenseman on the Battalion last season. In his third
season with the club Lojek, a big defenseman with a long reach, has posted
only
one goal thus far and nine points in total. A native of the Czech Republic,
he
has been invited to the selection camp for the Czech World Junior team that
will
be competing in North Dakota later this month.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Brampton3018933+5

Bret Nasby, D
– Oshawa, OHL
Height: 6’3, Weight: 191 lbs., DOB –
1986-03-22

Bret Nasby, a fifth-round pick in the 2004
draft,
has yet to post a goal with the Oshawa Generals. He had seven assists in the
2003-04 season and three assists in seven playoff games last year. He is
noted
for a strong intelligence level on the defensive side of the game. Nasby
currently has three assists this season and 29 penalty minutes.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Oshawa2703329-5

Martin Tuma, D
– Sault Ste. Marie, OHL
Height: 6’4, Weight: 210 lbs., DOB –
1985-09-14

Martin Tuma, a fifth-round pick of the
Panthers
in 2003, is having a career season with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
With
five goals and seven assists he has already bested his point total of five
last
year in 57 games. His 12 points so far this season in 29 games is good for
second in scoring for defenseman on the team behind Jordan Smith. Tuma,
known
for being tough along the boards and reading plays well, is currently third
on
the Greyhounds with 50 penalty minutes.

 2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Sault Ste.
Marie
295712500

Dany Roussin,
LW – Rimouski, QMJHL
Height: 6’2, Weight: 195 lbs., DOB –
1985-09-01

Dany Roussin, a seventh-round pick in 2003,
is a
natural goal scorer with great speed. He plays alongside the highly touted
Sidney Crosby on the top line with the Rimouski Oceanic. Roussin came in
second
in QMJHL scoring in 2003-04 with 117 points behind Crosby and was first in
goal
scoring, netting 59 in 66 games. Noted for solid puck-handling skills and a
great shot, Roussin was named to the QMJHL First All-Star team in 2003-04
for
his strong play. He is second in league scoring so far this season, again
behind
teammate Crosby, with 54 points in 36 games and leads the league with 27
goals.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Rimouski3627275433+22

Stefan Meyer,
C – Medicine Hat, WHL
Height: 6’2, Weight: 202 lbs., DOB –
1985-07-20

A second-round pick, 55th overall in the 2003
draft, Stefan Meyer is part of a list of 21 players from the WHL that have
been
invited to Canada’s selection camp for the 2005 World Junior Championships. Meyer is currently tied for second in team scoring with 30
points, on the WHL champion Medicine Hat Tigers, with Cam Barker. Known to
win
battles for loose pucks, he plays a physical game and does not back down
from a
challenge. Meyer is tops on the Tigers with 17 goals and a +15
rating.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Medicine Hat2817133042+15

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