Cam Fowler rewarding Ducks' faith

Defensive improvement makes him an Olympian and solid bargain

Updated: January 15, 2014, 3:06 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

A rival scout who shall remain anonymous recalls the first round of the 2010 NHL draft when somehow Cam Fowler slipped to 12th overall.

"We were flabbergasted as he started to drop,'' the scout told ESPN.com this week. "His junior year in Windsor [OHL], he was such an elite skater. But because he was loose with the puck, people really started to pick on him, and they forgot how special a skater and player he was.

"We were sitting at our draft table as he was dropping saying, 'Can ...

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