Cédric Paquette (born August 13, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). Paquette was selected by the Lightning in the fourth round, 101st overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Paquette with the Tampa Bay Lightning in December 2014
August 13, 1993|
Gaspé, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team||Tampa Bay Lightning|
101st overall, 2012|
Tampa Bay Lightning
Paquette played major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with Montreal Juniors and Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, scoring 58 goals and 73 assists for 131 points, with 193 penalty minutes, in 130 games played.
On May 3, 2013, the Tampa Bay Lightning signed Paquette to a three-year, entry-level professional contract, assigning him to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, to start the 2013–14 season. On April 11, 2014, after posting 20 goals and 22 assists, with 153 penalty minutes, in 70 games played with the Crunch, the Lighting recalled Paquette.
On November 4, 2014, during the 2014–15 season the Lightning recalled Paquette from Syracuse, his second recall of the season after having previously appeared in four games with the team. Two nights later, on November 6, Paquette scored his first two NHL goals in Tampa Bay's victory over the Calgary Flames, 5–2. On January 29, 2015, Paquette scored his first career NHL hat-trick in a 5–1 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings. On April 27, he scored his first career Stanley Cup playoff goal in a 5–2 Lightning win over the Red Wings in the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals.
On June 24, 2016, the Lightning announced that it had re-signed Paquette to a two-year contract extension. Paquette appeared in 56 games with the team last season, registering six goals, eleven points, and 51 penalty minutes. His 51 penalty minutes were good for fourth on the team during the regular season. He was also one of five Lightning players to score a shorthanded goal last season. Paquette also played in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the team, posting one assist and 24 penalty minutes. Paquette has played in 122 NHL games, all with the Lightning, over the past three seasons. During that span he has recorded 18 goals and 31 points to go along with 102 penalty minutes.
On November 30, 2017, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Paquette had been suspended for one game for boarding Boston Bruins' defenseman Torey Krug on November 29, 2017, at TD Garden.
|2008–09||Collège Notre-Dame Albatros||QMAAA||45||12||6||18||34||4||0||0||0||4|
|2009–10||Collège Notre-Dame Albatros||QMAAA||32||10||18||28||83||8||5||2||7||24|
|2010–11||Collège Notre-Dame Albatros||QMAAA||34||28||27||55||102||17||5||11||16||36|
|2013–14||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||2||0||1||1||0||4||0||2||2||16|
|2014–15||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||64||12||7||19||51||24||3||0||3||28|
|2015–16||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||56||6||5||11||51||17||0||1||1||24|
|2016–17||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||58||4||6||10||80||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||56||5||4||9||41||17||1||1||2||37|
|2018–19||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||80||13||4||17||80||4||1||0||1||0|
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- Tampa bay, Lightning (November 4, 2014). "Lightning Recalls Cedric Paquette From Syracuse Crunch". Lightning Press Release. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
- The, Canadian Press (November 11, 2014). "Paquette scores 1st 2 NHL goals, Lightning complete 4-game home sweep by beating Flames 5-2". National Hockey League. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
- O'Brien, James (January 29, 2015). "Lightning ride Paquette's first hat trick to Atlantic lead". ProHockeyTalk. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
- Burns, Bryan (April 27, 2015). "Lightning force Game 7 with 5-2 win in Detroit". Tampa Bay Lightning Beat Writer. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
- Tampa Bay, Lightning (June 24, 2016). "Lightning Re-Sign Cedric Paquette to a Two-Year Contract". Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
- "Paquette suspended one game". NHL.com. National Hockey League. November 30, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
- Tampa Bay (June 25, 2016). "Lightning Select Christopher Paquette with No. 148 Pick at NHL Draft". Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved June 28, 2016.