Sebastien Piche
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Sebastien Piche


Evain Quebec

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Trade with Detroit, 2012


202 lbs.

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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.

CHL Player of the Month, and Other Notes

by League Press Release

The CHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 20, 2002 is forward
Jarret Stoll of the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League.

Stoll earned both the CHL Player of the Week and Husky WHL Player of the
Week honours by picking up six points in just two games this week, including
four goals and two assists.

On Sunday Stoll, a 2000 draft pick of the Calgary Flames, scored three goals
and one assist in the Ice’s 9-4 win over the Tri-City Americans. The
previous night he had one goal and one assist in Kootenay’s 3-0 victory over
the visiting Kelowna Rockets.

Stoll, 19, is from Yorkton, Saskatchewan and he beat out the other league
nominees – forward Steve Ott of the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey
League and forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens
(offensive) and goalie Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers of the Sagueneens
(defensive), from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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.


Jan. 22 – Jarret Stoll, Kootenay Ice, WHL
Jan. 15 – Brad Boyes, Erie Otters, OHL
Jan. 8 – Ryley Layden, Lethbridge Hurricanes, WHL
Dec. 17 – Andre Martineau, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, QMJHL
Dec. 10 – Shawn Roed, Portland Winter Hawks, WHL
Dec. 3 – Andy Chiodo, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors, OHL
Nov. 27 – Philippe Lacasse, Hull Olympiques, QMJHL
Nov. 20 – Yanick Lehoux, Baie-Comeau Drakkar, QMJHL Read more»

Ponikarovsky demoted

by Stephen J. Holodinsky

The Kid Can Play

Don’t be mislead by the demotion, Alexei Ponikarovsky can play hockey at the NHL level and the Leafs brass know it. The last time he was called up he was given a number more akin to a football running back, while this time he carried #22 on his back. But it goes much farther than that. Originally just an emergency fill-in for Shayne Corson, Alexander Mogilny’s back spasms allowed Toronto to take a longer look at his play at the pro level. Normally a call up from The Rock can expect to see fourth line duty and maybe two shifts a period. Not so with the Big Uke. While it is true he did start there, by the end of his stint with the big club he was skating alongside Darcy Tucker and Corson ahead of Travis Green and didn’t look out of place.

With Mogilny and possibly Gary Valk due back from the sicklist however, somebody was going to have to sit in the pressbox. Rather than have Ponikarovsky stagnate on the west coast trip, a return ticket to St. John’s guaranteed him plenty of icetime among the Baby Leafs top six forwards. Will he be back before the end of the year? It’s tough to say.

Ponikarovsky’s game brings more to the table than either Valk’s or Green’s right now. It’s entirely possible with 20 more matches with third line icetime he may well improve to a point where he could surpass Hoglund and Domi as well. That said, the only players that might be movable on the trade market out of those four would be Green and Hoglund and even the return on them would be minimal. However, three of this group, Valk , Domi, and Hoglund, ar Read more»

Hurricanes Mid-Season Prospect Report

by Parker Neale

The Hurricanes organization is successful at all levels at the current time. In the ECHL, the Florida Everblades are 23-13-5 and 4th in the Southeast Division, 4 points behind division-leading Greenville. The Lowell Lock Monsters have been fairly consistent after scorching the AHL through their first dozen games. They are now 23-14-7-1 (54 points), good enough for first place in the Southeast Division. The Hurricanes are first in the weak Southeast Division with a record of 22-17-7-5, which corresponds to 56 points and a ten-point lead over second-place Washington.

The Hurricanes also made a fairly significant trade this past week, sending Sandis Ozolinsh and Byron Ritchie to the Florida Panthers for defenceman Bret Hedican, forward Kevyn Adams and defensive prospect Tomas Malec, who is profiled below. Therefore, Ritchie will no longer be profiled within this section.

Rob Zepp

Zepp remains with Florida and is currently injured. His numbers haven’t changed since the last update. However, he appeared to be starting to find his game before the injury. He and Randy Petruk form a solid goaltending tandem for the Everblades.

Brad DeFauw

In 13 games since my last update, DeFauw has registered 1 goal, 4 assists and 2 penalty minutes for the Lock Monsters. Therefore, he cooled off a bit after his strong start. However, this is still only his second professional season.

Igor Knyazev Read more»

Calder Corner for the Week Ending 01/20

by HF Staff

The Calder Corner

Scoring an astounding 7 points in 3 games, Ilya Kovalchuk runs away from the pack and takes home yet another Calder Corner HF Prospect of the Week.

4 Games
McDonald: 1 Goal (4), 2 Assists
ATL 3 Games
Heatley: 1 Goal (17), 3 Assists
Kovalchuk: 3 Goals (22, 23, 24), 4 Assists
Tjarnqvist: 1 Assist
BOS 3 Games
Boynton: 1 Goal (3)
CAL 3 Games
Begin: 1 Assist Read more»

Canadiens’ weekly prospects update

by Chris Boucher

Ron Hainsey -D (Drafted-00(1/13))

Hainsey managed 1 assist through 2 games since our last update. He was shutout against Hamilton on January 20th, thereby ending a 4-game point-scoring streak. Overall, the 6’3″, 200-lbs defenseman has played 30 games. He has 18 points (6-12-18), and is +6 with 12 minutes in penalties. Four of his goals were scored on the powerplay, and he’s directed 62 shots on goal. The 20-year old rookie will play for Team PlanetUSA during the upcoming AHL all-star game.

Mathieu Garon -G (Drafted-96(2/44))

Garon recorded a 1-1 record through 2 games since our last update. Sunday’s game against Hamilton was the 24-year-old’s 18th straight start. Overall, the 6’2″, 192-lbs goalie has played 25 AHL games. He has a 12-5-7 record with 2.67 GAA, and a .919 save percentage.

Eric Chouinard -F (Drafted-98(1/16))

Chouinard scored 1 goal through 2 games since our last update. He returned to action on January 16th, after missing 9 straight games with a shoulder injury. Overall, the 6’3″, 207-lbs left winger has played 33 games. He has 27 points (12-15-27), and is -1 with 10 minutes in penalties. Surprisingly, he has only one powerplay goal; which actually speaks volumes for Chouinard’s 5-on-5 play this season. He’s also directed 98 shots on goal, and was leading the team in this category prior the shoulder injury.

Francois Beauchemin -D (Drafted-98(3/75))

Beauchemin managed 2 points through 2 games since our last update. Both his points came during a 4-3 win over Syracuse. Overall, the 6’0 Read more»

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