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Alex Petrovic, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-4

Weight: 205

Born: 1992-03-03

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Drafted: 2010 by Florida Panthers, 36th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

December 2013 – Petrovic has shown excellent growth in his overall game while biding his time in the AHL, but has recently earned another recall. When he finally sticks, his offence has much more upside than has appeared in the AHL especially alongside the high talent forwards on the Panthers. Mixed in will be his enjoyment of extra-curricular activities. For a further boost, he may see some time on the powerplay as the ‘rocket launcher’. Petrovic possesses everything a franchise wants to see in a blueliner it is just a waiting game until he puts it together at a high level. For fantasy mangers he is an intense roto-style dream (similar mouthwatering feeling I have when I see a Swiss Chalet chicken in commercials). Jason Banks

 

April 2013 - After enjoying a very solid pro rookie season with the San Antonio rampage, Alex Petrvoic was called up by the Florida Panthers on April 18th. In 55 games with the Rampage this year, the 6’4” blueliner put up four goals, 13 assists and 102 PIM, to go along with a plus-8 rating. In four games so far with the Panthers, he has been thrown right into the action averaging over 19 minutes of ice-time per game, compiling zero points and a minus-5 rating. The bruising defenseman is certainly more valuable in leagues that count penalty minutes, hits and blocks, though there is some offensive upside, including a booming shot. It is apparent that the Panthers feel the 21 year-old is ready as he is already seeing opportunities on special teams. Nathan Kanter


May 2012 – Petrovic was named the WHL’s Defenseman of the Year for 2011-12. He had 48 points in 60 games for the Red Deer Rebels this season. Zenon Herasymiuk

 

February 2012 – Petrovic has been one of the few bright spots in a disappointing season for the Red Deer Rebels. He is a big shutdown defenseman that uses good mobility and smarts to take over games. In 53 games this year, Petrovic has 39 points and is one of the best defenders in the league. Unfortunately he was one of the last cuts from Team Canada’s World Junior team. Zenon Herasymiuk

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

 

Plays a solid overall game and has some upside especially alongside talented teammates. Likely to bounce up and down to the AHL allowing him to develop, until he becomes waiver eligible.

 

Footage:

 

Reasons why defensemen should be looking up while behind the net

 

 

Petrovic under the skin of Nazem Kadri

 

 

Standing up for Marcel Goc against Vinny Lecavalier

 

 

Alex Petrovic prospect profile

 

 

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