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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:

 

October 2014 - Bowman was not given a qualifying offer from the Hurricanes and became a free agent. The Habs were quick to give him a tryout offer which he accepted, and he parlayed that into a two-way contract. He scored in his first game with Hamilton, but has yet to translate that scoring touch to the NHL. Now 25, he becomes a long shot to even make the NHL, but should be one of the first call-ups if Montreal sustains an injury. Dobber

 

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: C-

Bowman has offensive upside because of his great speed and deadly shot. But he's had his opportunities and failed to seize them. Long shot at this point.

 

 

Footage:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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