Cedric Paquette

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Center
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.01
Weight: 
200
Born: 
08/13/1993
Age: 
21
Hometown: 
Gaspe, PQ
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay in Round 4 (#101) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Gritty bottom six forward
Prospect Ranking: 
7
Depth Chart Weight: 
3

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2012
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
4
Pick No.: 
101
Draft Team: 
Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
05/02/2013
Contract Type: 
Entry-level
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$633 333
Contract Start Year: 
2013
Contract End Year: 
2016
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$625 000
Salary: 
$625 000
Salary: 
$650 000

Bio

History: 

2010-2011:
Paquette, who was undrafted in the junior ranks, completed his 3rd season in midget AAA with the College Notre-Dame Albatros, where he had 28 goals and 55 points in 34 games. Went unranked by NHL CSS and undrafted.

2011-2012:
Broke into the QMJHL ranks with Blainville-Boisbriand where he had 31 goals and 48 points in 63 games. Was also arguably their best player in the playoffs with 7 goals and 17 points in 11 games. Was again unranked by NHL CSS but was selected in the 4th round, 101st overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

"A real Red Line sleeper. Classic late-bloomer is a second year draft eligible who was playing his first season in QMJHL at age 18, and emerged out of nowhere to become Blainville's most important player in their strong playoff run. At times we think of him as a hard-driving power forward with size and physicality who brings an element of toughness that his club had lacked until his arrival. Then at other times he wows us with slick moves and soft hands. What that tells us is he's got a lot of attributes that we're really warming to. Lit the lamp 31 times in the regular season, then added 17 points and 22 PIMs in 11 playoff contests. Dominates down low in the offensive zone with hard forechecking pressure and turns mistakes into scoring chances for himself and linemates.

Projection: Gritty bottom six forward with some skill.
Style compares to: Matthew Lombardi" (Red Line Report)

Strengths: 

Tenacious forechecker who dominates below the circles. Surprising puckhandling ability and soft hands.

Weaknesses: 

Second year eligible only played 4 games of major junior before this year. Skating is a question mark.

Projection: 

Checking line center

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Collège Notre-Dame AlbatrosQMAAA45 12 618 34|Playoffs4 0 00
 2009-2010 Collège Notre-Dame AlbatrosQMAAA32 10 1828 83|Playoffs8 5 27 24 
 2010-2011 Collège Notre-Dame AlbatrosQMAAA34 28 2755 102|Playoffs17 5 1116 36 
  Montréal JuniorsQMJHL4 0 00 2|        
 2011-2012 Blainville-Boisbriand ArmadaQMJHL63 31 1748 88|Playoffs11 7 1017 22 
 2012-2013 Blainville-Boisbriand ArmadaQMJHL63 27 5683 103|Playoffs15 7 512 33 
  Syracuse CrunchAHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs3 0 00
 2013-2014 Tampa Bay LightningNHL2 0 11 0|Playoffs4 0 22 16 
  Syracuse CrunchAHL70 20 2444 153|        
 2014-2015 Tampa Bay LightningNHL23 5 27 28|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL5 4 37 7|        

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