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.

Familiar Faces and Former Foes in Kootenay

by Jeff Bromley
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It could be called an ironic twist of fate. It will most certainly be called the blockbuster of the year. Call it what you want but Kootenay fans weren’t the only ones surprised at the monumental trade involving the Kootenay ICE and the Swift Current Broncos. B.J. Boxma and Duncan Milroy, the two guys coming the other way, weren’t exactly expecting it. “I couldn’t believe it,” said former and now current ICE goaltender B.J. Boxma. “I even said to them ‘is this a joke?’. I was absolutely shocked.”

Duncan Milroy, the high-scoring, second round pick (37th overall) of the Montreal Canadiens in last season’s NHL Draft didn’t exactly see it coming either. “My reaction was that I was very disappointed at the beginning, to be honest,” said Milroy. “I haven’t really had time to think about it. We had to pack our bags right away to play here last night so I still really hadn’t had a chance to think about it.”

Boxma, who experienced success in Speedy Creek in backstopping the Broncos to the Eastern Conference Final last season, was somewhat let down that the club would trade him. “I was kind of disappointed from Swift Current’s standpoint,” said Boxma. “I thought there would’ve a been a little more loyalty as we went to the third round last year, the furthest they’ve went in eight years. I thought I would’ve been the man this year but (Broncos’ goalie Todd) Ford is the up and comer and possible NHL Draft pick and I guess they thought they had to get him into more games.”

At the cusp of his four-year long WHL career, Boxma has now assumed the role of undisputed, Read more»

Rome, Harvey surprised by trade

by Jeff Bromley
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You never really ever can prepare yourself for it. Even players who know almost certainly know that they’re going to be moved are always taken a little off guard by the announcement. In the case of Jeff Harvey, Aaron Rome and Jason Jaffray, to say that the trade that saw them headed to Swift Current in exchange for B.J. Boxma and Duncan Milroy, surprise would be perhaps the understatement of the year.

Even Jeff Harvey, who had been the subject of trade rumors of late, didn’t see this one coming, at least not at this particular point in the season.

“I had no idea why they called me into the office,” said Harvey before the former ICE players left for their new surroundings on the Prairies. “I thought maybe it was that I was playing well after three wins. Then they tell me I was traded. I was speechless.”

By his own admittance Harvey had agreed that his season hadn’t gone the way he would’ve liked but of late he felt something was different, that his game was improving.

“I thought I’d turn the corner,” said Harvey. “I thought I’d started to turn it around here but obviously they felt different in that they want more experience in that position.”

Aaron Rome expressed that same shock but seemed somewhat more at ease with the transaction. He reasoned that being traded once before that landed him in Kootenay last season from Saskatoon had prepared him somewhat. That being said, the detection of sadness at leaving his former teammates was still glaringly evident.

“I didn’t really expect it but I guess you try and prepare yourself for it al Read more»

Lampman and Hollweg will play in WJCs

by Brandon LeBourveau
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Two recent draft picks of the New York Rangers, Bryce Lampman and Ryan Hollweg, made the final roster for the USA Junior team that will compete in the upcoming World Junior Championships. This year’s tournament takes place in the Czech Republic during late December and early January.

Bryce Lampman, a 19-year-old native of Minnesota, was the captain and a stud defenseman for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL last season. Drafted by the Rangers in the fourth round (113th overall) this past June, Lampman had to make a difficult decision this summer concerning where he would be playing for this season. He had the option to play in juniors with the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL, or head to college and play for the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. In a move that was easily foreseeable, Lampman chose to take the college route, and so far it seems to have paid off for him.

Photo Courtesy of the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Lampman has suited up for 16 games so far with the Mavericks, and has registered 3 assists and 22 penalty minutes along with a -2 rating. The numbers do not exactly stand out at you, but most of the time statistics do not Read more»

Two WHL Players Named to the USA Hockey 2002 National Junior Team Roster

by HF Staff
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2002 United States National Junior Team


No.	Name	Ht. (cm.)	Wt. (kg.)	Birthdate	S/C	Hometown	Current Team	NHL Rights
GOALTENDERS (2)
29	Bacashihua, Jason	6-1 (186)	165 (75)	9/20/82	R		Dearborn Hts., Mich.	Plymouth (OHL)	DAL
1	LaBrosse, Dwight	6-1 (186)	170 (77)	10/6/83	L	McMurray, Pa.	Guelph (OHL)	2002

DEFENSEMEN (8)
2	Ballard, Keith	5-11 (181)	200 (91)	11/26/82	L	Baudette, Minn.	Minnesota (WCHA)	2002
31	Hope, Joey	       6-0 (184)	174 (79)	1/1/82	R	Anchorage, Alaska 	Portland (WHL)	2002
8	Komisarek, Mike	6-4 (193)	230 (104)	1/19/82	R	Islip Terrace, N.Y.	Michigan (CCHA)	MTL
26	Lampman, Bryce	6-1 (186)	193 (88)	8/31/82	L	Rochester, Minn.	Neb.-Omaha (CCHA)	NYR
13	Lebda, Brett	5-10 (178)	186 (85)	1/15/82	L	Buffalo Grove, Ill.	Notre Dame (CCHA)	2002
5	Reitz, Erik	6-0 (184)	192 (87)	7/29/82	R	Plymouth, Mich.	Barrie (OHL)	MIN
6	Welch, Noah	6-3 (191)	212 (97)	8/26/82	L	Brighton, Mass.	Harvard (ECAC)	PIT
3	Whitney, Ryan	6-4 (193)	192 (87)	2/19/83	L	Scituate, Mass.	Boston Univ. (HE)	2002

FORWARDS (12)
23	Brown, Dustin	6-1 (186)	203 (92)	11/4/84	R	Ithaca, N.Y.	Guelph (OHL)	2003
9	Eaves, Ben      	5-8 (173)	176 (80)	3/7/82	R	Faribault, Minn.	Boston College (HE)	PIT
18	Globke, Rob	6-3 (191)	205 (93)	10/24/82	R	W. Bloomfield, Mich.	Notre Dame (CCHA)	2002
24	Helminen, Dwight	5-10 (178)	184 (83)	6/22/83	L	Brighton, Mich.	Michigan (CCHA)	2002
21	Higgins, Christopher	5-9 (176)	190 (87)	6/2/83	L	Smithtown, N.Y.	Yale (ECAC)	2002
11	Hollweg, Ryan	5-11 (181)	185 (84)	4/23/83	L	Downey, Calif.	Medicin Read more»

Where Are They Now?

by Joeri Loonen
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Where are they now? (Switzerland – part 1)

Apart from the traditional big 5 (Finland, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia) in Europe, Switzerland has made some siginificant progress the past few years and has established themselves as a genuine A-pool country. This upbeat is not only displayed on the national team level but as well in the Swiss Leagues (National Liga A and National Liga B). There are currently around 60 players which are either drafted or have had an NHL career playing in Switzerland, most of them being North-Americans. Where exactly are they playing now and what happened to them after they crossed the pond? An overview per NHL team

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