Saturday, March 7, 2015

Cam Fowler Jersey Card

Cam Fowler is barely 23 and has already had his fair share of winning, with gold medals with Team USA at the World Juniors (2010) and U-18s (2009), as well as a silver medal at the U-17s (2008) to go with a Memorial Cup with the Windsor Spitfires in 2009-10, posting 55 points in 55 games in the regular season and another 14 in 19 games in the post-season.

He made the All-Star Team in all of those tournaments save for the World Juniors, and yet fell to the 12th position in the 2010 draft, behind Taylor Hall (1st), Tyler Seguin (2nd), Brett Connolly (6th), Jeff Skinner (7th), Alexander Burmitsov (8th), Mikael Granlund (9th), Dylan McIlrath (10th) and Jack Campbell (11th).

During the draft, he was often compared to Chris Pronger and Dion Phaneuf, but not only he isn't as huge nor as physical as they are, he's also a much more fluid skater and passer, with a less intense slap shot. In that regard, he's probably closer to another former member of the Anaheim Ducks, Scott Niedermayer. At 6'1'' and closing in on 200 pounds, he might become more physical than he currently is, but I don't foresee him turning into the next Scott Stevens any time soon. A potential NHL All-Star, perhaps, and in the meantime, a solid defenseman on one of the league's top teams.

Here he is wearing the Ducks' white (away) uniform from the last few years, from Upper Deck's 2012-13 Series 1 set (card #GJ-CF of the Game Jersey sub-set), featuring an orange game-worn jersey swatch:
I'll be looking to add him to my hockey pool next fall.

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