|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
195 lb (89 kg)
Columbus Blue Jackets
|Born||March 30, 1983,|
Humboldt, SK, CAN
|NHL Draft||52nd overall, 2001|
202th overall, 2003
|Pro Career||2003 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
He was originally drafted in the 2nd round, 52nd overall, in 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. However, the Capitals were unable to reach a contract agreement with him, so he was put back into the draft in 2003. He was re-drafted in the seventh round, 202nd overall, by the Sabres in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Paetsch stepped into full-time WHL duty with the Moose Jaw Warriors as a 16-year-old in 1999. He was named Moose Jaw's defenceman of the year and playoff MVP after the 2000–01 season. He has also played in several national tournaments, including the 2000 Under-17 Championships and the 2000 Under-18 Four Nations Cup. In addition, he played for Team Cherry in the 2001 CHL Top Prospects Game.
In the 2005–06 season, Nathan played his first NHL game on January 7, 2006, for the Sabres and he recorded his first NHL point. He was then returned to the Americans, for the remainder of the season. Due to a plethora of injuries to defensemen during the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he was recalled to the Sabres and made his NHL playoff debut in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Carolina Hurricanes.
On July 31, 2007, Paetsch was re-signed to a three-year contact with the Sabres.
In the 2009–10 season, Paetsch was limited to a reserve defenseman with the Sabres. On January 4, 2010, Nathan was placed, and later cleared, on waivers from the Sabres. After 11 games with the Sabres Paetsch was traded, along with a second round draft pick, to the Columbus Blue Jackets for forward Raffi Torres on March 3, 2010.
On July 7, 2010, Nathan Paetsch signed with the Florida Panthers for one year on a one-way contract worth $525,000. Not making the Panthers' squad, he was waived to the Panthers' AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans. On October 7, his one-way contract was traded to the Vancouver Canucks for defenseman Sean Zimmerman, on a two-way contract. The Canucks then loaned Paetsch and Andrew Peters ("traded" in a separate deal in a similar fashion) back to the Americans. On November 1, Paetsch and Peters were removed from the Amerks roster due to curfew violations, with Paetsch moving to the Syracuse Crunch and Peters ultimately retiring.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1998–99||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|1999–00||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||68||9||35||44||49||4||0||1||1||0|
|2000–01||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||70||8||54||62||118||4||1||2||3||6|
|2001–02||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||59||16||36||52||86||12||0||4||4||16|
|2002–03||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||59||15||39||54||81||13||3||10||13||6|
|2009–10||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||10||0||0||0||6||—||—||—||—||—|
References[edit | edit source]
- Devils down Sabres, earn third consecutive victory. CBS Sports (2006-01-07). Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
- Pair accepts qualifying offers. Buffalo Sabres (2005-07-14). Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
- Sabres agree to terms with Nathan Paetsch. Buffalo Sabres (2007-07-31). Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
- Paetsch clears waivers. Buffalo Sabres (2010-01-04). Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
- Sabres acquires Torres, draft picks. Buffalo Sabres (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
- Oklobzija, Kevin. "Florida Panthers reassign Rochester Amerks' Nathan Paetsch, Andrew Peters", November 2, 2010, p. 1D. Retrieved on November 2, 2010. Archived from the original on November 2, 2010.
- "EHC Wolfsburg commit to defender Nathan Paetsch" (in German). EHC Wolfsburg (2011-06-21). Retrieved on 2011-06-21.
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