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.

Everyone’s Culpable in the Olympic Hockey Fiasco

by HF Staff
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As preliminary round play in Salt Lake City comes to a close, many hockey fans around the world are probably wondering, “What went wrong?” Other hockey observers are probably muttering, “What didn’t?” Mostly due to complications arising from the involvement of the National Hockey League, the men’s hockey portion of the Salt Lake City is quickly becoming an embarrassment. It’s a situation where everyone involved loses, and everyone involved in the decision-making is culpable.

The idea of having NHL players in the Olympics has always raised two questions, one of philosophy and one of logistics. In other words: Should they play? And how should they play? I’m not going to tackle the thorny question of whether NHL players should be allowed in the Olympics. There are compelling arguments on both sides of the issue, and a thousand different points to consider. (What’s truly an amateur? What’s really the spirit of the Olympics? And so on.) Frankly, it’s a topic that’s been beaten to death by many wiser than I am. So let’s look at the second consideration…

When the NHL, National Hockey League Players’ Association, International Ice Hockey Federation, and International Olympic Committee decided that NHL players should be allowed to play at Salt Lake City, they created a huge logistical problem. There are many proposed solutions floating around the hockey world. Shorten the NHL season and take a longer break. Limit NHL involvement to players under 25. Simply lengthen the break. Move the preliminary round to the fall before t Read more»

Habs’ draft picks…Where are they now?

by Chris Boucher
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The NHL Draft produces both hits and misses as far as prospects are concerned. Until recently the Montréal Canadiens had not enjoyed much success over the last 7 draft years. Some players who were drafted did not develop as hoped, while others were lost for purely financial reasons. Here’s a quick look at how and where eleven of the Habs’ former draft picks are continuing their professional hockey careers.

Matt Higgins was chosen in the first round (18th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. A Moose Jaw Warrior for his entire junior hockey, Higgins entered the draft having just enjoyed a season of 63 points (30-33-63) through 67 games. The left winger played his first NHL game during the 97-98 season, and eventually played 57 games with the Habs over a span of 4 seasons.
Higgins signed a contract with the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers on February 8th, 2002. He had joined the team by way of a PTO, but played well enough to earn an official contract. Through 21 AHL games this season, the 6’2″, 175-lbs forward has 20 points (9-11-20), and is plus-1 with 16 minutes in penalties.

The Canadiens drafted Jonathan Desroches in the sixth round (145th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’0″, 200-lbs defenseman played an unusual defensive game while in the QMJHL. He managed 22 points (7-15-22) through 58 games during the 96-97 season (his draft year), but was never able to earn an NHL contract.
Desroches is currently playing his second year of CIAU hockey with the University of Moncton. Through 25 games this season the 22-yea Read more»

Tampa Bay Roundtable

by Megan Sexton
on

What are the greatest accomplishments of the Rick Dudley era?
What are the biggest failings?

CHADDudleyDudley gave more attention to scouting in
three years than has been done for the Lightning in the previous seven.  He drafted 4 goaltenders in 3 drafts (Konstantinov, Eklund, Polukeyev, Lanicek).  In the previous 7, only 3 goaltenders had
been drafted (Tyler Moss, Derek
Wilkinson, Zac Bierk
).  He also
went in with an agenda, drafting first for size and speed and paying close
attention to the European style of player development.  Murdoch seemed to draft with a
dartboard.  Dudley
spoke favorably about the European way of developing players — concentrating
on practices, rather than the North American way on concentrating on
games.  He gave the draft and prosp Read more»

The CHL Daily News

by League Press Release
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JEAN-FRANCOIS RACINE OF DRUMONDVILLE IS THE CHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The CHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 10, 2002 is goaltender
Jean-Francois Racine of the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major
Junior Hockey League.

Racine turned in brilliant performances in two games this week, allowing
just one goal while stopping 65 of the 66 shots he faced for a save
percentage of .985 as Drummondville won both of its games this past week.
His goals against average for the week was 0.50.

On Friday, Racine made 30 saves as the Voltigeurs edged the Rimouski Oceanic
4-1. Then on Sunday he posted the seventh shutout of his career, stopping
all 35 shots he faced, as Drummondville edged the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1-0.

Racine was also selected as the QMJHL Defensive Player of the Week. He takes
the CHL Player of the Week honours over the other league nominees, including
Philippe Lacasse of the Hull Olympiques, the QMJHL Offensive Player of the
Week, Jason Spezza of the Belleville Bulls, the OHL’s Player of the Week and
Joffrey Lupul of the Medicine Hat Tigers, the Husky WHL Player of the Week.

The CHL Player of the Week is selected from among the three leagues’
nominees and announced in Tuesday’s editions of the CHL Daily News. The CHL
Player of the Month for January will be announced in Wednesday’s CHL Daily
News.

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE

There are three games in the WHL on Tuesday night. Kootenay is at Kelowna,
Portland plays at Medicine Hat and Vancouver is in Moose Jaw.

There were no games in the WH Read more»

Czech Republic Under-16 team at Four Nations Tournament

by Robert Neuhauser
on
The top European Under-16 teams faced each other for the first time at the Four Nations
tournament played in the Czech Republic between February, 7th and February, 9th, 2002 in
Prague. The Czechs were off star prospects Jakub Sindel and Ladislav Smid, both of them
already competing with the Under-17 team, but left a very solid impression. They finished
at the third place overall, but the results were close and they had a chance on a better
placement. So let’s check out the recaps of the games!

Czech Republic – Finland 0:4

It took only eight seconds from the opening faceoff before the Czech goalie Radek Fiala saw
the red light lit behind his net. 2004 top Finnish prospect Lauri Tukonen got the puck
in the Czech zone, shuffled it a bit before improving his shooting position and then lifted
it over Fiala from close. The Czech goalie couldn’t do anything against it, he was lying on
the ice to prevent Tukonen to score near the left goalpost and Tukonen lifted the puck right
under the crossbar. Read more»

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