David Booth
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David Booth

Hometown:

Washington Michigan

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-11-24

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

2nd round, 53rd overall, 2004 Entry Draft by Florida

Weight:

209 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2001-02: Booth scored 17 goals and 12 assists in 57 games with the US U-18 team. Booth also represented the United States on the gold-medal winning U-18 National team during the IIHF Under-18 World Championship. He also won the 2001-02 USA Hockey Bob Johnson Award, for excellence in international competition.

2002-03: Booth had an impressive freshman season with the Spartans. Playing on a line with Jim Slater and Mike Lalonde, he led all MSU freshmen in scoring and his 17 goals ranked second on the team. Five of his goals came on the power play. Booth was named to the CCHA All- Rookie Team. He was also MSU’s Rookie of the Year.

2003-04: Booth had trouble repeating the scoring success he achieved as a freshman. Early in the season, a knee injury sidelined him for several games and then he missed time while representing the United States on the gold-medal winning U-20 National team during the 2004 IHF Under-20 World Championship. Booth managed to score only eight goals and 10 assists in 30 games with the Spartans.

2004-05: Only appeared in 29 games for the season and tallied a total 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists). He was named offensive player of the week on January 24th for his four point perfomance in two games versus Lake Superior State.

2005-06: Had a strong offensive season as a senior with the Spartans, where he finished third on the team in points with a total 35 points (13 goals, 22 assists) in 36 games.

2006-07:  Played a portion of his rookie pro season with the Rochester Americans (AHL), where he had 7 goals and 7 assists in 25 games. Booth played the majority of  the 2006-07 season with the Florida Panthers (NHL). In 48 NHL games, he tallied a total 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists)

Talent Analysis

Booth plays an aggressive, physical game. Though not quick, he is strong on his skates and is extremely tough to knock off the puck. He has the size and ability to drive hard to the net. At times, he can be dominating along the boards and is especially effective on the forecheck. As with most emerging power forwards, Booth needs to work on establishing his presence in the offensive zone and creating space for his linemates on a more consistent basis. Booth is an honest player who is conscientious of his defensive responsibilities and plays with loads of energy.

Future

Booth has the raw tools to become a power forward, but he needs to continue to add strength and learn to dominate in the offensive zone. The hard-working winger has the size and skating to be effective at the next level.

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