Alex Petrovic

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Alex Petrovic
AlexPetrovic Rebels.jpg
Petrovic during the 2010-2011 Western Hockey League season
Born (1992-03-03) March 3, 1992 (age 22)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Florida Panthers
San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
NHL Draft 36th overall, 2010
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2012–present

Alexander Petrovic (born March 3, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman currently playing with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League as a prospect for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. Petrovic was selected by the Panthers in the 2nd round (36th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft from the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey League.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Petrovic was drafted by the Red Deer Rebels in the second round of the 2007 Western Hockey League (WHL) bantam draft. Prior to being drafted, he had been playing midget hockey in Edmonton.[2] He played his first full WHL season in 2008–2009, recording 13 points in 66 games.[3] Leading up to the 2010 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, Petrovic was ranked 29th among North American skaters by the league's Central Scouting Bureau. The Florida Panthers drafted Petrovic in the second round (36th overall).[2] Petrovic played his entire junior career with the Rebels, turning pro for good after the 2011-2012 WHL season.[3]

Professional[edit]

On April 18, 2011, the Florida Panthers signed Petrovic to a three-year entry-level contract.[4] He made his professional debut in the American Hockey League (AHL) playoffs with the San Antonio Rampage after the 2011-2012 season.[3] Petrovic started the 2012-2013 season with the Rampage in the AHL, but was called up to the Florida Panthers in April, 2013. On April 18, 2013, Petrovic played his first NHL game against the New York Rangers.[5] he played six games at the NHL level near the end of the season. He did not score any points, but did record 25 penalty minutes.[3] Petrovic attended training camp with the Panthers prior to the 2013–2014 NHL season, and was expected to stick with the club for the entire season, but he was one of the earliest cuts and returned to San Antonio of the AHL.[6]

Personal life[edit]

As a child, Petrovic's favorite player was Mike Modano and his favorite team was the Dallas Stars. He models his game after Chris Pronger.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 MLAC Maple Leafs AMHL 31 3 8 11 80
2007–08 Red Deer Rebels WHL 10 1 0 1 2
2008–09 Red Deer Rebels WHL 66 1 12 13 70
2009–10 Red Deer Rebels WHL 57 8 19 27 87 4 0 0 0 4
2010–11 Red Deer Rebels WHL 69 7 50 57 140 9 0 6 6 23
2011–12 Red Deer Rebels WHL 68 12 36 48 141
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 5 0 1 1 0 9 2 4 6 14
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 55 4 13 17 102
2012–13 Florida Panthers NHL 6 0 0 0 25
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 43 2 11 13 79
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 7 0 1 1 8
NHL totals 13 0 1 1 33

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
WHL Eastern Conference Second All-Star Team 2011 [7]

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