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.

U18 Five Nations Tournament in Tyumen Coverage

by Eugene Belashchenko
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Russian Prospects 2002 U20 World Junior Championships Page

2002 U18 Five
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Predators News and Notes

by Brian Roe
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Walker Needs To Be Moved, But Not to Another Team

The emergence of Scott Walker, an original Predator expansion draft choice, was one of the more bright spots of last season. The Preds were counting on Walker to repeat, and perhaps even better, the success that he achieved last season. At the halfway point in the NHL season Walker has missed a significant number of games, but missed even more opportunities to shine as a star for the Predators. Walker has 4 goals, 5 assists putting him on pace for a whopping 18 total points this season.

He had more total goals last season. So many ask, why such a drop-off in terms of offensive production – the nemesis of the Nashville team? One reason could be injuries. Everyone gets injured at some point in time in the NHL and time is honestly the only healing power. Another reason could be teams focusing in more on him this season after a breakout season last year.

These two points are valid, but I believe there is different reasoning behind this nagging problem for the Preds and I also have the solution. Okay, it’s story time. Way back before the Predators even existed as a franchise there was an undersized, hardworking defensemen named Scott Walker. Walker worked his way up through the Vancouver Canucks system and eventually earned a spot on the team on the checking line and as an emergency defensemen. When the Predators brought Walker to Nashville, they stuck to the recent and left him alone at forward. I propose the team at least try him out on the blueline. First-of-all, he has had experi Read more»

German Stats and Awards Update

by Oliver Janz
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HF’s Draftee of the Month

Draftee Stats:

Frank Appel (Defender, Calgary Flames)

Moskitos Essen (DEL): 34 GP, 1 A, 1 PT, -2, 28 PIM
Germany: 3 GP


Christian Ehrhoff (Defender, San Jose Sharks)
Krefeld Pinguine (DEL): 37 GP, 5 G, 12 A, 17 PTS, +5, 44 PIM
Germany U20: 8 GP, 3 G, 7 A, 10 PTS, 18 PIM
Germany: 6 GP, 1 A, 1 PT, 2 PIM
*German Olympic Team


Robert Francz (Forward, Phoenix Coyotes)
Frankfurt Lions (DEL): 37 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 PTS, -8, 94 PIM

Marcel Goc (Forward, San Jose Sharks)
Schwenninger Wild Wings (DEL): 45 GP, 8 G, 9 A, 17 PTS, -7, 24 PIM
Adler Mannheim (DEL): 0 GP
Germany U20: 8 GP, 4 G, 1 A, 5 PTS, 2 PIM
Germany: 5 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 PTS
*German Olympic Team (Call-Up-List)


Erich Goldmann (Defender, Ottawa Senators)
Moskitos Essen (DEL): 49 GP, 1 G, 14 A, 15 PTS, -3, 32 PIM
Germany: 9 GP, 1 A, 1 PT
*German Olympic Team


Torsten Kienass (Defender, Boston Bruins)
Düsseldorfer EG (DEL): 50 GP, 2 G, 4 A, 6 PTS, -2, 18 PIM


Robert Müller (Goalie, Washington Capitals)
Adler Mannheim (DEL): 14 GP, 617 Min., 25 GA, 1 SO, GAA 2,43, Sav.% .889
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Jackets Rumor Mill

by Aaron Vickers
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Jackets Rumor Mill
Who’s In And Who’s Out?

There’s a lot of speculation going around the National Hockey League. As always, many try to pre-determine trade deadline activity. This year, there’s a lot of speculation over a couple of Blue Jackets. While I can see a number of players switching uniforms, I think that it will most likely be a strong possibility for Lyle Odelein and Ron Tugnutt.

Let’s start with Odelein, the senior of the Blue Jackets Blueline. It’s not impossible to concieve a number of places where Lyle could be dealt. Odelein is making $2.4 Million, which is payroll that GM Doug MacLean may want to clear out for offseason acquisitions. Odelein, the captain in Columbus, would immediately bring leadership into any dressing room, and a solid presence in his own end. His offensive numbers this season have been up slightly, registering 14 points(2-12-14) in 53 games this season, as compared to 17 points in 81 games in 2000-2001. However, Odelein is -20 thus far this season, the worst Odelein has been in his career. I do not think teams will be overly discouraged by this, though, considering the team which surrounds him.

Where are some possible locations that Odelein could be shipped? Pretty much any organization who wants to take over his salary, is a decent contender, and wouldn’t mind adding a rough and tumble blueliner for the stretch drive. Detroit seems like the most obvious fit, and I’m sure the Wings would give up a player like Maxim Kuznetsov to pick up Odelein. Th Read more»

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