Cam Fowler
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Cam Fowler

Hometown:

Northville Michigan

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-12-05

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

1st round (12th overall), 2010

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2007-08: Can Fowler was chosen in the first round of the 2008 OHL Priority Selection by the Windsor Spitfires. Named a first-team tournament All-Star at the 2008 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, in London, Ontario.

2008-09: Fowler played for the U.S. NTDP U-18 team. Earned a gold medal at the 2008 Men's Under-18 Four Nations Cup, leading all defensemen in that tournament in scoring. Also earned a gold medal as a member of Team USA's entry at the 2009 World Under-18 Championship in Fargo, North Dakota. Fowler was named the best defenseman in that tournament, and was named to the tournament All-Star team.

2009-10: In his OHL rookie season, Fowler played in 55 games for the Windsor Spitfires. He scored 8 goals and added 47 assists for 55 points while posting a +38 rating for the season. In 19 playoff games, Fowler scored 3 goals and added 11 assists for 14 points as he and his Spitfires' teammates won the OHL championship for the second consecutive year. Fowler won a gold medal as a member of the Team USA squad that won the Under-20 2010 World Junior Championships. He played for Team Cherry at the 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game.

 

Talent Analysis

Fowler is an offensively oriented defenseman in the mold of a Scott Niedermayer. He is an excellent skater and puck handler, and his instincts and hockey sense are as good as any defenseman in his draft class. Fowler isn't all offense, however, as his play in his own end is usually solid.

 

Future

Fowler has developed into a full-time NHL defenseman.

 

2012 World Championship: Interviews from Finland-USA

by Chapin Landvogt
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Photo: Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler was paired with Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson at the 2012 World Championship (courtesy of

Patrick Green/ Icon SMI)

After the USA convincingly defeated the home town Finnish team by a score of 5-0 in the preliminary round in Helsinki, the Finns managed to squeak out a hard-fought 3-2 victory in the quarterfinals of the World Championships, effectively ending what had been an outstanding tournament for Team USA.

The joy and relief felt in Helsinki was easily sensed everywhere, not the least of which amongst the players of Team Finland. The hero of the day was Islander prospect Jesse Joensuu who scored two goals including the game-winner, which came on a shot in the slot with only 9 seconds remaining in the game.
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