Sebastien Piche
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Sebastien Piche

Hometown:

Evain Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-02-04

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Trade with Detroit, 2012

Weight:

202 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Had a breakout year for Rimouski, scoring 72 points in 62 games.

2009-10: In his first pro season, Piche appeared in 9 AHL games with Grand Rapids with no points and 4 PIMs. He skated in 36 ECHL games with the Toledo Walleye, scoring 5 goals, 23 assists for 28 points. He added 2 assists in 4 playoff games.

2010-11: Piche spent most of his season on the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, playing in 48 games and scoring 12 goals and 21 assists for 33 points. He also saw time with the Griffins where he put up 2 assists through 11 games.

Talent Analysis

Is an offensive-oriented defenseman. Piche does very well on the powerplay, as he has good puck control and possesses an impressive, strong shot. He also plays a steady defensive game when needed.

Future


Projects as a depth defenseman. Will really need to step up and show he can play at the pro level.  Piche was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the deal that brought Kyle Quincey back to the Detroit Red Wings.

WJC: Interview with Igor Knyazev

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Question: During the game against the USA, to some parts of the audience, it seemed that everything was very easy for you today – do you agree with that?

Knyazev: No, it wasn’t such easy! At some time in the second period, maybe, but apart from that, especially at the beginning of the game, it was a quite hard struggle.

Question: In that match you received a two minutes penalty plus game misconduct for a cross check – was it necessary for you to do that, or stupid?

Knyazev: Oh, it was necessary at that time of the game…

Question: You play for AK Bars Kazan in the Russian league, so you are a teammate of the Germn Jan Benda. What do you think about him?

Knyazev: Oh, we have a very good team in Kazan, and Benda is a very good player, so he fits perfeclty into our team.

Question: How do you communicate with him? Does he already speak Russian?

Knyazev: Yeah, he speaks Russian very well, and if there would occur any problem with that, we also could talk to him in English.

Question: You were drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes; are there yet any plans for you when to go there?

Knyazev: Yes, I’ll go there in August.

Question: Do you have a favourite hockey player?

Knyazev: Hmmm….. I kinda like Brian Leetch, but not enough to call him “my favourite player”.

Question: What’s your favourite team in Russia?

Knyazev: Spartak Moscow.

Question: And in America?

Knyazev: Carolina.

Question: Could you also imagine playing in another Eu Read more»

Dallas Stars Notebook (1/2/02)

by Keith Riskey
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Notebook — 01/02/2002

Affiliate Update

After a somnolent ’00-01 season, the Stars minor league affiliate (the Utah Grizzlies) retooled, swapped coaching

components, and relocated to the AHL. Somehow, all of these changes (and, of course, player development) have precipitated

an unexpectantly exciting season for the hiterto yawn-inducing franchise. Midway through the season the Grizzlies find

themselves in first place with 45 points and 20 wins (and third league-wide by a deuce). Finally, something exciting’s going

on in Salt Lake City (although I’ve heard snippets that something else is going to transpire there as well).

Newly appointed coach Don Hay is getting much of the credit for the swift reversal of fortune. The former NHL coach,

Memorial Cup winner, and “greatest” coach in WHL history has taken a team with a remarkably similar make-up to last year’s

suck-squad and molded an AHL machine. And, of course, you have to dish out ample credit to Assistant Coach Bob Bassen.

Maybe. Ok, I don’t know. But I do like mentioning former Stars in my column.
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Interview with Lukas Krajicek

by Robert Neuhauser
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Lukas Krajicek, a Florida Panthers 2001 first round pick, is currently performing for the Czech team at the WJC. The Peterborough
Petes defenseman answered some questions after the game against Belarus.

When did you start playing hockey?

I was about four years old when my dad brought me to the rink.

Where was it?

In Prostejov, my hometown.

Who had a bigger influence on the begin of your career – dad or older brother, also playing hockey?

Definitely both of them, the fact that my older brother Jan played hockey was essential in my decision which sport to choose, but it was
my dad who directed my first hockey steps and gave me tips.

Who is your hockey role model?

Brian Leetch, New York Rangers defenseman.

Your favorite European team?

That wouldn´t be a Czech team, I´m a fan of the Finnish Jokerit Helsinki team.

And a favorite NHL team?

Definitely the Florida Panthers.

Do you have a special number you like to wear on your jersey? Read more»

WJC: Interview with Anton Volchenkov

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Q: Do you agree with the opinion that the Canadians played a very dirty hockey today, e.g. when Steve Ott and Mark Popovic tried (and succeeded) to beat Alexander Svitov several times?

Volchenkov: Yes, I agree. But when playing against Canada, that´s pretty normal and one always should consider that before.

Q: Right before the first goal for Canada, Russian defender Fyodor Tyutin did not go to attack forward Jarrett Stoll, who had the puck, but went to the players bench, immediately before Stoll scored his goal. What do you think of that?

Volchenkov: Yes, that was a bad mistake, of course. Both defenders, Tyutin and Knyazev, made bad mistakes in that scene.

Q: You were drafted by the Ottawa Senators. Have you already planned when to go to North America?

Volchenkov: No, I haven´t yet thought about that.

Q: Could you also imagine to play in another European country, Germany for example, or Switzerland?

Volchenkov: No. At the moment, I play for Krlylia Sovietov (“Soviet Wings”) Moscow, and I´m quite happy there. I guess it wouldn´t give much to me to play in a Western European league. I´ll either play in Russia or in North America.

Q: What, do you think, will be better tomorrow in the game against Switzerland?

Volchenkov: Our biggest problem today were the time penalties, of which we just received too much. We´ll have to change that tomorrow, and then we can
win again.

WJC: Interview with Jared Aulin

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HF: Tonight you were defeated for the first time by a very strong Finland team, what can you say about the game?
Aulin: Finland has a very good team. Tonight they were simply better then us.

HF: In the quarter finals you will face Sweden. What do you know about them?
Aulin: I don’t know much about them really. But we will do our best to make it to the semi’s, it won’t be easy though cause all 8 teams in the quarter finals are very strong.

HF: Because of the loss tonight Finland ended up first in the group and Canada now doesn’t play the Czech Republic who surprisingly finished 4th in their group. Are you happy you avoid playing the Czechs this early in the tournament since they do have home advantage?
Aulin: It doesn’t matter, if we want to win gold we will have to beat everyone, also the Czechs.

HF: Are you satisfied with your own performance so far at this WJC?
Aulin: Yes, very much. I think my performance opened a lot of eyes for many people. I am playing very strong so far.

HF: How would you describe your game. What are your strengths and what areas of the game you need to improve?
Aulin: I’m an offensive type of player, a playmaker, in those areas are my strengths. I need to add some weight though to get more physical.

HF: What about your future? When you feel you can skate in the NHL?
Aulin: I’m hoping to claim a spot on the Kings roster next season. That would be good.
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