Cam Fowler started the season off paired with Ben Lovejoy. He saw some playing time with Clayton Stoner during a period of injuries to the Ducks defense. Fowler finished the season playing with Simon Despres and stuck with him throughout the playoffs.
Season in Review
Fowler played 80 games scoring 7 goals and 27 assists for 34 points. The 23-year old defenseman posted his second ever positive (+/-) season with a plus 4 rating. Fowler scored one shorthanded goal this season (a cross-ice empty net goal against the Montreal Canadiens). One of Fowler's most memorable goals of the season came against the rival Kings in a wild home game that saw the Ducks win 6 to 5 in a shootout.
Fowler was the third skater trailing the play as the Ducks enter the Kings' zone. He shifts from the left side to the right to receive a pass from Andrew Cogliano. Fowler settles the puck and fires it past a screened Jonathan Quick to get the Ducks on the board.
Of course there was also the game against San Jose where Fowler tied things up and then celebrated by tumbling over himself.
Fowler sneaks down from the point to receive a tricky pass from Ryan Getzlaf from behind the net, and makes a nice move to his backhand to beat Antti Niemi to tie the game and ultimately send it to overtime.
Off the ice, Fowler was interviewed by Ryan Kesler in a Ducks Weekly short entitled 'Between Two Zambonis'.
"I might have a baby face, but I'm a killer ... out on the ice."
Cam Fowler is one of the Ducks' best puck moving defensemen. His skating ability makes him very mobile on the blue line. He was a plus 5, scored 2 goals and notched 8 assists for 10 points in 16 playoff games this season. Once paired with Després, Fowler was more willing to join the attack thanks to having a more reliable defense partner. Cam is entering the third year of a five-year contract with an AAV of $4 mil. He will likely remain paired with Després playing on either the first or second defensive pairing. At 23, Fowler hasn't quite reached his prime years despite completing his fifth NHL season.