Anaheim Ducks Rookie Defenseman Cam Fowler Proves He Is a Top Draft Choice

February 14th, 2011 by Warren Shaw Leave a reply »
Cam Fowler has endured a lot for a kid that was drafted into the NHL at 18-years-old.

To most, it is a distant memory: the scene on draft day when he was passed over repeatedly after every scout who had an opinion ranked him first to third overall in the 2010 Entry Draft. This was supposed to be his big day. The day the hockey world would hear of the next great defenseman graduating from juniors to the big leagues. Visions of Orr, Potvin, Bourque, Coffey and his idol Scott Neidermayer could not help but to have crossed his mind.

After all, he had won a Memorial Cup with the Windsor Spitfires and proved himself at 18 to be one of the most accomplished two-way defenseman in the entire draft, producing 55 points in as many games.

Cam and his father sat and waited. Their smiles turned to frowns and the frowns soon turned into misery as one player after another was selected ahead of him.

Finally, with the 12th pick the Anaheim Mighty Ducks selected the 6’2" 190 pound defenseman. The pain in his face was visible and entirely human.

You cannot help wondering what Fowler was thinking.

Maybe he was thinking, &ldq ...

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