2009-10: After a slow start to the year for Vermont and David Pacan himself, the 18-year-old pivot has stepped into a secondary scoring role for the squad. He had an 11-game stretch in which he scored 10 points. As impressive as the hot streak was, Pacan has also struggled with consistency at times.
2010-11: Pacan fit in well with the star-studded Niagara lineup in his first OHL season after leaving college hockey. In 65 games with the Ice Dogs he scored 20 goals with 42 assists and was +24 with 39 PMs as the Ice Dog's had the OHL's third-best record. Pacan appeared in all 14 playoff games as Niagara advanced to the OHL semifinals and scored 5 goals and 4 assists with a +7 plus/minus and 8 PMs. Florida obtained the rights to Pacan as part of a five-player deal with Chicago in February 2011.
2011-12: Pacan returned to Niagara for an overage season in the OHL. Playing in an IceDogs lineup with several high profile prospects, he scored 29 goals with 35 assists in 68 games and was plus-25 with 48 penalty minutes. Niagara finished first in the Central Division and faced the London Knights in the OHL finals. Pacan scored 8 goals with 12 assists and was plus-13 with 14 penalty minutes in 20 playoff games. He was not tendered a contract by Florida in June 2012, becoming an unrestricted free agent, and in August 2011-12 signed and AHL/ECHL two-way contract with the Panthers affiliate San Antonio.
Pacan possesses a nose for the net and the ability to generate offense with his passing. He is a smart forward with good size, although he could stand to add more muscle weight to his 6’3 frame. Pacan is not a burner, but he shows good footwork and skating for his size.
Pacan took full advantage of his overage season, and looks to carry that success into the professional ranks. At this time, he has not yet signed a professional contract but he participated in the Panthers development camp in early July. If he signs a contract this summer, he will probably be assigned to Cincinnati of the ECHL and have to work his way into an AHL role.
Pacan signed a contract with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL, and is no longer a Panthers prospect.