Sebastien Piche
the NHL

Sebastien Piche


Evain Quebec

Currently Playing In:






Eligible for draft:








Trade with Detroit, 2012


202 lbs.

<<<<<<< Updated upstream

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.


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.

The CHL Daily News

by League Press Release

The Canadian Hockey League’s Player of the Week for the week ending March 3 is forward Eric Johansson of the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League.

The CHL Player of the Month for the month of February, 2002 is forward Cory Pecker of the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League.

Johansson becomes just the second player to win the CHL Player of the Week Award twice this season. He previously win both the WHL and CHL honours on Feb. 5, joining Brad Boyes of the Erie Otters as the only player to win the awards twice. Boyes was OHL and CHL Player of the Week on Oct. 22 and Jan. 15.

Johansson had five goals and four assists for nine points in four games, all of them on the road, to beat out the other league nominees: Martin St. Pierre of the Guelph Storm of the OHL and Pierre-Marc Bouchard of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the QMJHL (Offensive) and goaltender Ghyslain Rousseau of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar (Defensive).

Pecker gets the CHL Player of the Month honours as he continues to make a tremendous comeback after suffering a serious arm injury. It’s his second consecutive Molson OHL Player of the Month Award as well.

Pecker scored 13 goals and nine assists for 22 points in 10 games last month, leading the Otters to a 7-2-1-0 record. The 20-year-old Montreal native recorded points in nine of 10 January games, including a five-point game (four goals, one assist) against Ottawa on February 15. He scored the game-winning goal three times last month.

Information on all the league winners of both Player of the Week and Player of the Mo Read more»

Playoff Chase Tightens

by Jeff Bromley

The race for a WHL playoff spot creates teams that play desperation hockey. For about four and a half periods over the two games against the Lethbridge Hurricanes and the Kelowna Rockets, Kootenay ran into two clubs in desperation mode and it almost cost them four points. Points that’ll come in handy if Kootenay wants to open the 2002 edition of the WHL playoffs at the Cranbrook Rec./Plex.

Although secure in the fact that the Kootenay ICE have a B.C. Division playoff spot wrapped up, where exactly they will finish is still up for grabs. With only six games remaining in the regular season and the ICE seven points back of Wednesday’s visitors, the Division-leading Kamloops Blazers, first place is all but out of reach. Concentrating on keeping their ominous hold on second place, and thus home-ice advantage for at least the first round of the playoffs, is now of paramount importance. Saturday’s effort against the Hurricanes, a 2-0 loss, was only overshadowed by the effort produced by the club the next night against the Rockets. Putting Coach Ryan McGill in a precariously better mood than just twenty-four hours prior. “It’s a good thing you didn’t,” said McGill of the fact he reserved comment until after Sunday night’s game against Kelowna, a 4-2 win, a decidedly better result. “Two playoff-type games that we’ll talk about this week and the fact that teams are trying to slow us down as far as the game tempo is.

“We like to play a high-tempo game and both teams (Lethbridge and Kelowna) tried to slow the face-offs down and tonight they (the Rockets) did a good job of Read more»

Farm kids fill in well

by Stephen J. Holodinsky

The Kids are Alright

Who’d a thunk it? The Leafs went into Washington playing with two minor league defensemen and Cory Cross (who should be there given his present form) standing in for the two most experienced blueliners on the roster in Dimitry Yushkevich and Jyrki Lumme as well as Wade Belak. Then of course there was Paul Healey taking Alexander Mogilny’s spot in the line-up and Cory Schwab trying to replace Curtis Joseph (see below). Meanwhile the Caps were finally entering a game with loaded guns having all three of Jaromir Jagr, Adam Oates, and Peter Bondra in the lineup, not to mention the heart and soul of the team in Steve Konowalchuk. The latter had missed a good chunk of the season with a bum shoulder. This one looked like it had payback written all over it from two meetings earlier in the year when the situations were reversed and Toronto came away with 3 of 4 points.

However, that wasn’t the way it turned out. Backed at times by some sparkling goaltending courtesy of Schwab the three understudies held there own enough that the regulars didn’t have to scurry hither and tither trying to cover for their miscues. True, Shayne Corson et al could be seen backing up Karel Pilar when the latter pinched in from the blueline, but that’s part of the plan. In any case, what the Czech rookie was doing was no worse than what a typical night of Jyrki Lumme would hold in store. In fact on one such excursion, he nearly had his first goal, but missed trying to bank the puck in off a forest of legs in front of the net on a great pinch off the rush.
< Read more»

Czech goaltending prospects: Lukas Mensator

by Robert Neuhauser
Czech hockey was always known for producing quality goalies. Every year some promising goalie
takes center stage and these times everybody knows the names of Dominik Hasek, Roman Turek,
Roman Cechmanek or Tomas Vokoun, all of whom have made it to the NHL. Here they represent
the Czech hockey succesfully. Winning two consecutive Under-20 World Championship titles
in 2000 and 2001 also wouldn’t be possible without great goaltending provided by Zdenek Smid
and Tomas Duba, respectively. Smid got drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers and Duba is now a
Pittsburgh Penguins prospect. But the next highly promising netminder to burst onto the
scene carries another name – Lukas Mensator.

It is often said, that some player ‘has hockey in his blood’. In Lukas’ case it would better
sound ‘has goaltending in his blood’. His dad was a goalie for the Sokolov team, the city
where also Lukas was born. He has never made it to the Elite League, but was definitely
the first role model for Lukas. Since he could walk he followed him to the practices and games,
like most hockey player’s kids do. But he never watched the forwards or defenseman. He was
astonished by the goalies, watched every save of his father and immediately decided that
he wants to be ‘the masked man’. Lukas was looking forward to the time, when he’ll start his
own career and it really began when he was seven years old. At that time he was accepted to
play for the youngest kids of Sokolov. The coaches didn’t have a tough question what position
will Lukas fit best. When looking at the smallish kid the idea of a Read more»

Calder-Corner:Handicapping the Field-February

by HF Staff



It’s time again for Hockey’s Future to answer the question “If the Calder Trophy were awarded today,
based on what you have seen so far this season, who would your Top 10 Rookie Finalists be?” We’ve recruited several of
HF’s finest to take part this month and totaling up their votes, here is this month’s version of ‘Handicapping the Field’:
Read more»