Panthers draft center with top pick

Cats select Aleksander Barkov

By David Lang - Executive Producer
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MIAMI - The Florida Panthers picked a center with the #2 overall pick in the NHL draft.

The Cats selected center Aleksander Barkov.

General Manager Dale Tallon said Barkov can take the puck end to end.

Barkov is 6-foot 2-inches tall.

He weighs 207 pounds.

According to scouts Barkov received 4/5 skating, 5/5 on his Ice Q, 5/5 on his hands, 4/5 on his shot, and 5/5 on his compete level.

His projection was 4th overall.

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