Danick Paquette
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
217 lb (99 kg)
ECHL Team
F. Teams
Missouri Mavericks
AHL
Hershey Bears
Chicago Wolves
ECHL
Utah Grizzlies
Reading Royals
Chicago Express
South Carolina Stingrays
Gwinnett Gladiators
Born (1990-07-17)July 17, 1990,
Montreal, QC, CAN
NHL Draft 64th overall, 2008
Atlanta Thrashers
Pro Career 2009 – present

Danick Hudon-Paquette (born July 17, 1990) is a Canadian professional Ice Hockey Winger currently playing for the Missouri Mavericks of the ECHL.

Prior to being selected in the 3rd round (64th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, Paquette played Midget "AAA" Ice Hockey for the École Éd.-Montpetit Prédateurs of the Quebec Amateur Hockey Association and Major Junior Ice Hockey for the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).[1][2][3] After being drafted, Paquette returned to the QMJHL, playing for the MAINEiacs during the 2008-09 season.[1][2][3] At the end the QMJHL playoffs that season, Paquette got his first Professional experience, playing four games for the Chicago Wolves, the Thrashers' American Hockey League affiliate.[3]

Paquette attended the Thrashers' 2009 Training Camp, but was sent to the Québec Remparts of the QMJHL for the 2009-10 season.[2][3] The Remparts acquried Paquette's QMJHL rights MAINEiacs on June 5, 2009, along with Peter Delmas, Patrick Cusack, Dominic Sovoie, and a First Round pick in the 2010 QMJHL European Entry Draft.[4] In return, the Remparts sent to the MAINEiacs Sébastien Trudeau, Samuel Carrier, and a choice of either a package of both a First-Round and a Third-Round pick in the 2009 QMJHL European Entry Draft, or a First-Round pick in the 2010 QMJHL European Entry Draft[4]

In May 2010, Paquette signed an entry-level contract with the Atlanta Thrashers.[3] On September 21, 2010, the Thrashers assigned Paquette to the Chicago Wolves, before being re-assigned to the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL on October 6, 2010.[5][6] Paquette would spend the entire 2010-11 season with the Gladiators.[3]

After the Thrashers left Atlanta and became the Winnipeg Jets, Paquette was dealt, along with a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, to the Washington Capitals for Forward Eric Fehr.[7][8] Paquette remained under contract to the Capitals through the 2012-13 season.[9][10][11] Paquette spent the entire 2011-12 ECHL season playing in the ECHL for the South Carolina Stingrays Utah Grizzlies, and Chicago Express[12][9][3] He then split the 2012-13 season between the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and the Reading Royals of the ECHL.[10]

On August 13, 2013, Paquette signed with the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL.[11] On October 9, 2013, Before playing a regular season game for the Bulls, Paquette was traded from the Bulls to the Utah Grizzlies.[1][13] Paquette would spend the next two seasons with the Grizzlies, before signing with the Missouri Mavericks of the ECHL on July 14, 2015.[14]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 École Éd.-Montpetit Prédateurs QMAAA 36 17 16 33 191 3 0 1 1 6
2006–07 Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL 63 4 14 18 112 14 0 0 0 18
2007–08 Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL 63 29 13 42 213 5 1 2 3 30
2008–09 Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL 61 25 25 50 230 2 1 2 3 25
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 4 0 0 0 12
2009–10 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 64 36 29 65 136 5 1 3 4 21
2010–11 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 59 13 7 20 179
2011–12 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 31 6 11 17 118
2011–12 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 9 0 0 0 64
2011–12 Chicago Express ECHL 13 7 4 11 27
2012–13 Reading Royals ECHL 19 2 5 7 78
2012–13 Hershey Bears AHL 2 0 0 0 5
2013–14 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 67 23 26 49 277 5 1 2 3 16
2014–15 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 41 5 11 16 220 10 4 0 4 20
AHL totals 6 0 0 0 17

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
QMJHL Most Penalized Player 2008-09 (230 Penalty Minutes)[15][4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Danick Paquette (F). ECHL. Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Danick Paquette. National Hockey League. Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Danick Paquette. HockeysFuture.com. Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Les Remparts font l'acquisition de Danick Paquette (French). The Canadian Press (June 5, 2009). Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  5. Astorian, Laura (September 22, 2010). Thrashers Trim Roster By Fourteen. SB Nation Atlanta. Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  6. Paquette Assigned to Gwinnett. OurSportsCentral.com (October 6, 2010). Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  7. Thrashers Headed to Winnipeg. ESPN (June 1, 2011). Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  8. Soule, Jack (July 8, 2011). NHL Trade News: Washington Capitals Shed Salary by Trading Eric Fehr. Bleacher Report. Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  9. 9.0 9.1 TRANSACTION HISTORY. ECHL. Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 TRANSACTION HISTORY. ECHL. Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Bulls Agree to Terms with Pair of Power Forwards, Perdicaro and Paquette. OurSportsCentral.com (August 13, 2013). Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  12. Stingrays Receive Turnbull from Utah; Oreskovic Recalled to Hershey. OurSportsCentral.com (January 9, 2012). Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  13. ECHL Transactions - Oct. 7. ECHL (October 7, 2013). Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  14. Mavericks Sign Paquette and Lauwers. OurSportsCentral.com (July 14, 2015). Retrieved on July 21, 2015.
  15. Quebec's Patrick Roy busy on eve of QMJHL draft. The Canadian Press (June 5, 2009). Retrieved on July 21, 2015.

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