C Cedric Paquette, 6'0" 198 lbs, Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL), Shoots: Left
CSS Not Ranked, RLR #94 Overall
2011-2012 Statistics: 63 GP, 31-17-48, +1, 88 PIM
The Lightning go for their second overage draftee of the night in late blooming power center Cedric Paquette. Paquette was Blainville's best player in the playoffs.
Pros: Tenacious forechecker who dominates below the circles. Surprising puckhandling ability and soft hands.
Cons: Second year eligible only played 4 games of major junior before this year. Skating is a question mark.
Red Line Report projects Paquette as a gritty bottom six forward with some ability to contribute offensively, and compares him stylistically to Matthew Lombardi.