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.

Bolts Bits – Tampa Bay Update

by Megan Sexton
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The Newest Bolt

The Tampa Bay Lightning took a step into the future Tuesday, by signing first round draft pick, Nikita Alexeev.

Alexeev received a three-year rookie contract. Per club policy, the terms were not disclosed.

Alexeev has spent the 2000-01 season with the top OHL team, Erie. He enjoyed a career season (31 goals, 41 assists) while playing along side Brad Boyes. Alexeev also added 13 points (6 goals, 7 assist) to his total, in 10 playoff games.

Among his accomplishments this season, Alexeev was names to the OHL 3rd All-star team. He was also voted the 3rd best skater in the OHL Western Conference Coaches Poll.

Alexeev is currently out of the Otter’s lineup, having suffered a knee injury.

Erie is currently 1-2 in the Western Conference Finals versus Plymouth.

A European Vacation

Nine Tampa Bay Lightning players and prospects have headed to Germany this month. Not for a team vacation, but rather to represent their respective countries in the 2001 IIHF World Championships.

2001 World All-Star Fredrik Modin will be teaming up with prospect Jimmie Olvestad (Djurgarden) for Sweden. Alexander Kharitonov, who caught GM Rick Dudley’s eye in last year’s competition, will return for the Russian team, while defenseman Pavel Kubina will represent the Czech Republic. Detroit Vipers, Thomas Ziegler (Switzerland), Konstantin Kalmikov (Ukraine) and Kaspras Astashenko (Latvia) will all be making appearances for their respective countries. Last but certainly not least, childhood buddies Vincent Lecavalie Read more»

ECHL Playoff Summary

by Parker Neale
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Kelly Cup Playoffs

The race for the Kelly Cup has definitely heated up. Here is a brief recap of the series results to this point.

In the Southern Conference, a Wild Card Round was held to determine who would occupy the number 7 and 8 seeds for the quarterfinals. Subsequently, New Orleans toppled Augusta and Arkansas ousted Baton Rouge in two tight one-goal contests. These two victors then moved on to the Conference Quarterfinals where South Carolina rolled over Arkansas 3-1 and New Orleans lost a hard-fought battle to Louisiana 3-2. The other two series also went the distance as Mobile upset the number 3 seed Jackson and Pee Dee had a minor upset over Florida.

No Wild Card Round was needed in the Northern Conference. Therefore, teams jumped directly into the Conference Quarterfinals and their best-of-five series. Trenton had little trouble dispatching Johnstown 3-1. After losing the first game at home, Peoria dominated Richmond the rest of the series, outscoring them 11-3 in the remaining three games. Dayton ousted Charlotte in a series where three of the five games went into overtime. And, Toledo was stretched to the limit against Roanoke yet prevailed 5-2 in the fifth game.

The Conference Semifinals are now well underway with a best-of-five format again being employed. In the Southern Conference, top-seed South Carolina is tied 1-1 with sixth seed Mobile. Dave Seitz leads the way for the Stingrays offensively with 15 points in only 6 games while Jason Elders of Mobile counters with 1 Read more»

Vancouver Canucks, Season in Review.

by Kirk Pedersen
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Well, this season for the Vancouver Canucks was one of new beginnings. The Canucks embarked on a new journey when they set up shop in Sweden for the 2000-01 Training Camp. The NHL was all buzzing about the heirs to the Canucks future, Daniel and Henrik Sedin. The Twins had become a staple for new, hopeful beginnings in Vancouver.

The Camp began on an up-note as Markus Naslund was chosen by coach Marc Crawford as his new Captain. Reporters in Vancouver openly questioned this decision, they figured that Markus was a good few years away from taking a serious leadership stance on a young hockey club. This stance was most likely taken because Naslund had demanded a trade out of Vancouver only two short years previous to this season, and was almost traded, to Anaheim of all teams.

Going into Camp, the Canucks signed free-agent Johan Davidsson, I guess I figured he’d be a fixture on the Canucks lower third or fourth lines this season, possibly replacing Matt Cooke. Boy was I wrong. Davidsson stayed in Sweden after Cooke had his best camp to date, solidifying his spot on this team for the forseeable future. A lot of players, namely Artem Chubarov and Josh Holden, stayed back in Vancouver to work out at 8-Rinks Ice Arena, instead of going to Sweden with the rest of the gang.

After a few days in Sweden, the Canucks defeated MoDo and Djugarden and headed back home to start the exhibition season. After a rather poor exhibition season, the Canucks embarked upon their thirtieth campaign to a chorus of high expectations. Having narrowly miss Read more»

Under-18 WJC: A look back at the Czech Republic team

by Robert Neuhauser
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Since 1994 the Czech Under-18 teams have been waiting for medal success. Even this year
they finished out of the medal ranks. It is said that the 1983 birth year isn’t so good in the Czech
Republic and top prospects like Ales Hemsky or Lukas Krajicek are playing overseas, but this
team wasn’t shaky in any way. The team showed his spirit in the 5-4 penalty shots win over
Team USA in the quarterfinals. The Russians were the clear champions. But the other teams,
the Czech team including, played very solid games. Of course, every team is as good as the players
are. And there were quality players on the Czech roster. Here’s a review of the play
of every Czech player at the Under-18 WJC.

Goaltenders

Miroslav Kopriva
Was supposed to be the backup but won the starting role. Even if he gave up 8 goals in the
first contest, he proved that he is a confident goalie with good reflexes. In the
quaterfinal game was replaced by Martin Laska, but the goals weren’t only his fault. However,
his chances to be drafted remain quite low.

Martin Laska
Played well in the quarterfinal game and was the hero of the penalty shots contest. Just like
Kopriva he was doomed by the Russian forwards in the semifinals, but showed that he can carry
the team when neeeded and that he can make the big save. Moved into the final CSB list.

Defensemen – surprises

Petr Puncochar Read more»

2000-2001 USHL Top Prospects – The Keys to the Offensive Engine

by Jason Shaner
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2000-2001 USHL Top Prospects List

The Keys to the Offensive Engine

Offense is just one thing that wins hockey games. Solid D and great goaltending can steal games by themselves alone, however if you can’t score you aren’t going to win many games. The USHL, which is considered by many to be the top Junior Hockey League around, sends truckloads of young stars to the Collegiate ranks every year. Many of them continue their rise to stardom. Below is a list of 15 of the top offensive players in the USHL in my opinion and in no particular order. They are comprised of scorers, grinders, playmakers and all around superstars. Any one of these players has the chance of going on to the promised land of the NHL.

1. Chris Fournier – Lincoln Stars
We’ll start things off with the top scorer in the league this season. Chris Fournier is not big by any means, but he plays bigger than his opponents night in and night out. Fournier put up monster numbers this season scoring 26 goals and 57 assists for a league leading 83 points. Chris is a thorn in the opponents side at all times, as the hard work never stops. Fournier is a gutsy player who does not let size intimidate him, as he will skate around his opponent or fake him out of his breezers, whatever he needs to do to get him where he is going. Chris is property of the Fighting Sioux of North Dakota and they are excited to have him coming to town next season.

2. Doug Meyer – Des Moines Buccaneers Read more»

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