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.

TEAM USA ROSTER-WJC

by Evan Andriopoulos
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2002 U.S. NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM

GOALTENDERS
29 Jason Bacashihua 6-1 165 9/20/82 Dearborn Hts.
Mich. Plymouth (OHL) (DALLAS STARS)
1 Dwight LaBrosse 6-1 170 10/6/83 McMurray,
Pa. Guelph(OHL)(2002 DRAFT ELI.)

DEFENSEMEN
2 Keith Ballard 5-11 200 11/26/82 Baudette,
Minn. Minnesota(WCHA)(2002 DRAFT ELI.)

31 Joey Hope 6-0 174 1/1/82 Anchorage,
Alaska Portland(WHL)(NOT SELECTED 2001 DRAFT)

8 Mike Komisarek 6-4 230 1/19/82 Islip Terrace,
N.Y. Michigan(CCHA) (MONTREAL)

26 Bryce Lampman 6-1 193 8/31/82 Rochester,
Minn. Neb.-Omaha(CCHA) (NY RANGERS)

13 Brett Lebda 5-10 186 1/15/82 Buffalo Grove,
Ill. Notre Dame(CCHA) (2002 DRAFT ELI.)

5 Erik Reitz 6-0 192 7/29/82 Plymouth,
Mich. Barrie(OHL)(MINNESOTA)

3 Ryan Whitney 6-4 192 2/19/83 Scituate,
Mass. Boston U.(HE) (2002 DRAFT ELI.)

FORWARDS
23 Dustin Brown 6-1 203 11/4/84 Ithaca,
N.Y. Guelph(OHL) (2003 DRAFT ELI.)

9 Ben Eaves 5-8 176 3/27/82 Faribault,
Minn. Boston College(HE) (PITTSBURGH)

18 Rob Globke 6-3 205 10/24/82 W. Bloomfield,
Mich. Notre Dame(CCHA) (2002 DRAFT ELI.)

24 Dwight Helminen 5-10 184 6/22/83 Brighton,
Mich. Michigan(CCHA)(2002 DRAFT ELI.)

21 Chris Higgins 5-9 160 6/2/83 Smithtown,
N.Y. Yale(ECAC) (2002 DRAFT ELI.)

11 Ryan Hollweg 5-11 185 4/23/83 Downey,
Calif. Medicine Hat(WHL) (NY RANGERS)

16 Gregg Johnson 5-11 183 6/18/82 Windsor,
Conn. Boston Univ.(HE) (OTTAWA SENATORS)
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Pressure not a factor for Stoll at WJC

by Jeff Bromley
on

Contrary to popular opinion, Kootenay ICE forward Jarrett Stoll making the 2001-02 edition of the Canadian World Junior Hockey team wasn’t an automatic. Although one would be hard pressed to find the last junior national team veteran who was cut from the following year’s squad, a fait accompli it wasn’t. Still, Stoll wasn’t making any assumptions that he would be a lock whatsoever and would accept any spot available for him. “I’m excited to go and play any role,” said Stoll before the Yorkton native left for the Jr. Nat’s training camp in North York, Ontario. “There’s not very many guys that get a chance to do this so, I’ll take any role they give me, I’ll pack the bags if they want me to.”

It is sufficed to say that Kootenay’s leading point-getter last season won’t have to do any bag packing over the holidays. For the second time in as many seasons, a member of the Kootenay ICE (present or former) will wear the ‘C’ above the red Maple Leaf as captain of the National Junior team. Head Coach Stan Butler designated Stoll for the job at the Canadian Olympic team announcement on the 15th of December.

Of course as with anything to do with hockey in this country, wearing the Maple Leaf ensign on your chest, never mind the captaincy, carries with it responsibility and pressure. Responsibility to represent your country admirably and the accompanying pressures that goes along with it in the chase for gold. It’s an urgency that seems to be mounting after four years without the shiny yellow medal around their necks.

Undaunted, Stoll takes up the challenge. “I don’ Read more»

ICE Rookies at the World Under-17

by Jeff Bromley
on

It has become something of a Christmastime tradition for the rookie 16-yr-olds of the Kootenay ICE. Adam Taylor and Andy Thompson played last year, and Dan Blackburn and Duncan Milroy played the year prior and Jarrett Stoll the year before that. This season isn’t any different as a record three members of the ICE first-year player club have been selected to represent their respective regions at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge held this year in Selkirk and Stonewall, Manitoba. Nigel Dawes (Team Western), Dale Mahovsky and Bryan Bridges (Team Pacific) will all be competing for the gold medal signifying the best 16-yr-old players on the planet the week of Dec. 29 – Jan 4.

The tournament is one of the most heavily scouted by NHL talent finders – a fact made more clear because the players at the World Junior Hockey Tournament have all, for the most part been drafted. A prospect that now makes the tournament that much more important for the NHL possibilities of the three players.

For first year goaltender Bryan Bridges, it’s a pressure that he tries not to focus on. “Yeah, but you know there’s going to be some pressure with all the media, TV and scouts,” said Bridges before the Christmas break. “I don’t know, I guess all I can do is play my best and hope the scouts like what they see.”

Dawes sees it somewhat different. For him he’ll play it almost identical to what it looks like when he’s playing at the Cranbrook Rec/Plex, that is, just have some fun. “Not really,” said Dawes of being under a microscope. “I’m sure when I get out there I’ll be a little ne Read more»

Team Roster Switzerland WJC

by Joeri Loonen
on

Switzerland isn’t a candidate for the gold medal but should try to build on the progression they’ve made the past few years. On the roster are 4 drafted players and several players that are 2002 eligible. Expect an update on those players on Hockeysfuture after the tournament.

Three goalies will travel to the Czech Republic. Two of them being 2002 draft eligible
Daniel Manzato 01.17.84 Victoriaville Tigers, QMJHL (2002 Draft Eligible)
Matthias Schöder 07.20.82 GCK Lions, NLB (Schöder was called up to NLA-team ZSC Lions for a short period due to injuries this season)
Tobias Stephan 01.21.84 EHC Chur, NLA (2002 Draft Eligible)

The Swiss defense will have 6 players available that are currently full time NLA-players. 2 of them being drafted already. Also their defense will hold 1 2002 draft eligible player:
René Back 09.08.82 EHC Chur, NLA
Lukas Baumgartner 03.15.84 EHC Kloten, Elite Jr.A (2002 Draft Eligible)
Severin Blindenbacher 03.15.83 EHC Kloten, NLA (Drafted by Phoenix Coyotes) Read more»

Loose Pucks

by Ron Valerino
on

PITTSBURGH FORGE NAHL JUNIOR A …… NEWS :
Find all the info you need on Pittsburgh’s new Junior A team at:
http://www.pittsburghforge.com/ Read more»

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