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Drayson Bowman, LW/RW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 181

Born: 1989-3-8

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Drafted: 2007 3rd round  72nd overall – Carolina Hurricanes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

September 2013 - Drayson Bowman struggled last season but he is set for an improved campaign with some space available in the bottom six. Drayson put one between the pipes recently in a scrimmage for the Canes and has been all over the ice during camp. Bowman will see time with the Canes over the course of this season and should add a nice touch of depth if he can continue to relax on the ice and work on his defensive aptitude.

 

 

April 2013- Drayson Bowman had a rather unimpressive season with the Hurricanes, he finished with an average of 11:42 of ice time and a minus-7 in 37 games played. Bowman spent most of his time on the third and fourth lines as a checking forward and while he did do his job, that minus-7 isn't really encouraging. The Hurricanes finished the year with a top five pick in a deep 2013 NHL entry draft, that will surely push Bowman down the depth chart and he may be in line for a loss of shifts next season. Bowman ended the season sidelined with an injury, a fresh start for the entire team will do everyone some good. Andrew Ward

 

 

April 2013- Drayson Bowman had a rather unimpressive season with the Hurricanes, he finished with an average of 11:42 of ice time and a minus-7 in 37 games played. Bowman spent most of his time on the third and fourth lines as a checking forward and while he did do his job, that minus-7 isn't really encouraging. The Hurricanes finished the year with a top five pick in a deep 2013 NHL entry draft, that will surely push Bowman down the depth chart and he may be in line for a loss of shifts next season if he doesn't better take advantage of his opportunities. Bowman ended the season sidelined with an injury, a fresh start for the entire team will do everyone some good. - Andrew Ward

 

October 2012 – Carolina resigned Bowman for a couple more seasons. After producing 13 points in 37 games last season, it is likely he finds himself a lower line job when the NHL resumes. He has started this year on a mission collecting seven goals and an assist in 8 games. His current pace is far better than his history of production in the AHL, but it is not surprising as every season his point per game rate has risen. Jason Banks

 

February 2012 – Bowman has gotten a taste of the NHL over the last two years, although still a project to become a top-six forward as has yet to totally develop all the tools. Had four successful seasons in the WHL with the Spokane Chiefs prior to making jump to the pros full-time in 2010-11. Likes to score and play physical, although needs to round out his entire game in order to stick in the bigs. Is no longer the "sure thing" that he once was. - Russ Bitely

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Bowman has offensive upside because of his great speed and deadly shot.

 

Footage:

Drayson Bowman throws ‘em with Radko Gudas in Charlotte on 2/3/2011:

 

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:

Bowman ironed out the other aspects of his game in 2008-09, playing a tougher and more physical style while bulking up a few pounds. His offense increased slightly from the season prior, but he has already proven himself in that department at the junior level. He had a strong training camp last fall and that, combined with his added edge, will see that he wins an NHL job in September. Only a weak camp, or too many free agent signings by the ‘Canes, will stop him. He’s that close.

Upside: Justin Williams (40-40-80+, 70 PIM)

Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 85%; 30%

 

2008 Fantasy Prospects Report:

Finally, a prospect in the Carolina system to get excited about. Bowman, the 72nd overall pick in 2007, was an absolute steal in that draft, having nearly doubled his WHL numbers from the year before. The 19-year-old had a very impressive camp last year and a repeat performance this fall could force the team to keep him. He has a quick release and a hard, accurate shot that may make him a 40-goal scorer some day. Expect one more year of junior and then a season in the AHL before he makes the team in 2010.

Upside: Justin Williams (40-45-85, 40 PIM)

Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 80%; 25%



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Drayson Bowman statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects

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