Justin Papineau (born January 15, 1980 in Ottawa, Ontario), is a professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Adler Mannheim of the German Bundesliga.

Draft Edit

Papineau was originally drafted in the 2nd round, #46 overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Edit

He was then re-selected in the 3rd round, #75 overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft when the Kings were unable to sign him to a contract within the two year deadline and retain his rights. It was reported that negotiations between the team's front office and Papineau broke down at least partially due to the involvement an overbearing agent demanding a huge entry contract.

Papineau has played 81 career NHL games for the Blues and New York Islanders, scoring 11 goals and 8 assists for 19 points.

On 06 April 2009 he left the EHC Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams to sign with Adler Mannheim.


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