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.

Czechs in the CHL Top Prospects Game

by Robert Neuhauser
The CHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game, which will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
on January, 31st, 2002, is as usual a great event where the top draft eligible players
square off against each other and try to prove that they are the up- and coming NHL stars
of the future. A major change will take place this year. After six years of coaching the
two previous celebrity coaches step down and new two coaches will take their place. Hall of Famer
Bobby Orr and Hockey Night in Canada legend Don Cherry will be replaced by former NHL goalie
Kelly Hrudey and Dave “Tiger” Williams, who skated with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the past. But one
thing won’t change for sure. Presence of the Czech prospects. Highly regarded Czech prospects
have made their way into this event in the previous years, with virtually every of them hearing
his name selected at the NHL Entry Draft (Frantisek Bakrlik being the only exception).
The likes of Jiri Fischer, Pavel Brendl or Filip Novak
dressed up for either Team Orr or Team Cherry in the past years while Lukas Krajicek, Martin
Podlesak, Jiri Jakes and Frantisek Bakrlik competed in the last year’s edition of the event.
This year four
Czech CHL Imports were the lucky ones who will have a taste of this show. Let’s have a look
who is it!

Team Dave “Tiger” Williams

Petr Taticek – the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds rookie raised some eyebrows with his smooth
adjustment to the OHL style of play and he keeps on producing. Taticek, a son of a former
Czech Elite League forward, shows signs of developing in Read more»

The Weekly Dose

by Kirk Pedersen

First of all, big congratulations go out to Artem Chubarov; who, after going sixty-six games without a goal, has two in the last week. He’s been a dynamo in the face-off circle, and has worked incredibly hard defensively to ensure team leads. He’s done a great job on the kill, and has contributed in even-strength situations, too. He’s starting to repay my confidence in him this season. I, along with many other Canuck fans, know that he is well on his way to becoming a stalwart defensive forward for years to come.

All things considered, the Canucks had a pretty good week. Wins against Pittsburgh and Washington were both good, but what I’m here to talk about is the loss to St. Louis. Crawford has to teach his men that there are three periods in a game, not one, not two, but three. You’ve got to give a good, sixty-minute effort every night. As cliche’d as that sounds, it’s as true today as it was when this game was first started. On another note, I think that against Carolina, Peter Skudra is due for a start. Dan Cloutier has played his heart out for this team, and it’s high-time that he get a rest. As I mentioned in my last article, if anyone doubted that Cloutier was the MVP of this team, any doubt has been removed of late.

Another guy I’ve been mildly impressed with thus far has been Bryan Helmer. Despite his poor skating and often bone-headed plays in his own end, I’ve taken a shine to him. He’s been decent defensively, okay offensively, and hasn’t been afraid to throw a check here and there. His skating will forever make him a fringe player, and at hi Read more»

Colorado Prospect Update (1/19/02)

by Brandon LeBourveau


Marek Svatos, Center, Kootenay (WHL)
Stats: (SVK-WJC) 7 GP, 7 G, 1 A, 8 P, 6 PIM, +5
Stats: 29 GP, 26 G, 19 A, 45 P, 24 PIM, -2

Kurt Sauer, Defenseman, Spokane (WHL)
Stats: 37 GP, 2 G, 9 A, 11 P, 49 PIM, +17

Blake Ward, Goaltender, Lethbridge (WHL)
Stats: 26 GP, 9-13-4, 3.39 GAA. .876 SV%

Charlie Stephens, Center, London (OHL)
Stats: 38 GP, 16 G, 23 A, 39 P, 43 PIM, -18

Danny Bois, Right Wing, London (OHL)
Stats: 45 GP, 12 G, 9 A, 21 P, 180 PIM, -14

Aaron Molnar, Goaltender, London (OHL)
Stats: 15 GP, 4-9-2, 3.98 GAA, .870 SV%

Agris Saviels, Defenseman, Owen Sound (OHL)
Stats: 41 GP 3 G, 23 A, 26 P, 29 PIM, Even

Colt King, Left Wing, Guelph/North Bay (OHL)
Stats: 38 GP, 5 G, 9 A, 14 P, 85 PIM, -22

Cody McCormick, Right Wing, Belleville (OHL)
Stats: 42 GP, 9 G, 12 A, 21 P, 74 PIM, +5

Darryl Bootland, Right Wing, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: 35 GP, 24 G, 33 A, 57 P, 75 PIM, +27

Scott Horvath, Right Wing, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: (UMass-Amherst, HE) 15 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, 8 PIM, -2
Stats: (Toronto-OHL) 6 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 5 P, 7 PIM, +3

Peter Budaj, Goaltender, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: (SVK-WJC) 4 GP, 3.11 GAA, .919 SV%, 1 SHO
Stats: 25 GP, 15-6-4, 2.24 GAA, .925 SV% Read more»

WJC: World Ranking update

by pbadmin

WJC U20:
France is relegated to 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Div I.

1 Russia
2 Canada
3 Finland
4 Switzerland
6 Sweden
7 Czech Republic
8 Slovakia
9 Belarus
10 France

Division I:
Germany promotes to 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship.

11 Germany
12 Austria
13 Norway
14 Ukraine
15 Kazakstan
16 Slovenia
17 Poland
18 Italy

Division II:
Due to a restructured playing format of future IIHF World U20 Championships teams ranked 19 to 22 promote to 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Div I which will consist of 12 teams in two groups.
Teams ranked 23 to 26 will continue to play in 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Div II.

19 Japan
20 Denmark
21 Latvia
22 Croatia
23 Great Britain
24 Hungary
25 Netherlands
26 Lithuania

Division III:
Due to a restructured playing format of future IIHF World U20 Championships teams ranked 27 to 35 promote to 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Div II which will consist of 12 teams in two groups.

27 Estonia
28 Spain
29 Yugoslavia
31 Romania
32 South Africa
33 Iceland
34 Mexico
35 Bulgaria

HF chats with an AHL All-Star

by Corine Gatti

Micheal Leighton made his professional debut with
the Norfolk Admirals last October and is making a believer out of any naysayers. A sixth round draft choice of the Chicago Blackhawks- this AHL
rookie is topping the stat sheets with a record of 14-6-6 and 2.17 GAA.

And in the next several weeks, he will add another achievement to his resume’– the AHL All-Star game for team Canada played in Newfoundland next month.

HF met with Micheal after an 2-2 OT against the Rochester Americans Friday night. As we waited, there was nothing but silence except for the commerical reruns on the office TV. You couldn’t even hear the hum of voices that usually seep through the dressing room walls and doors.

No yelling.. No shouting matches.. Just a flash of coach Trent Yawney quietly leaving in his grey tailored suit, and the sound of the door crashing as he made his exit.

Micheal Leighton appeared and introduced himself. He was damp-faced in a black T-shirt and workout shorts barefooted- answering questions faster than he can turn away opposition shots.
Here’s what he shared.

HF: Although you were not a high draft choice, have you
been amazed by your stellar performances so early in your career?

ML: I am a little bit, I have a great team in front of me and that is a big help. All I wanted was to come here and do my best and that’s what I am doing.

HF:What lesson in front of the net have you learned?
ML: More or less, its communication. I learned that in the last three years in juniors (Windsor) and here its
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