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Nathan Paetsch

31-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Paetsch hasn't seen the NHL since 2009-10, but has been a fixture for the Grand Rapids Griffins the past two years. He has 31 points in each of the last two AHL seasons and that is where he should start 2014-15 as well. As a 31-year-old who hasn't been called up in five year...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 198   DOB: 3/30/1983   BORN: LeRoy, Saskatchewan   DRAFTED: 7th Rd, #202 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nathan Paetsch Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Panthers in July 2010.

October 7, 2010  –  Nathan Paetsch News

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Vancouver acquired Paetsch from the Panthers on Thursday in exchange for Sean Zimmerman, the Canucks' official site reports.

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Nathan Paetsch NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 22 1 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 23 63 2 22 24 10 50 62 3.2 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 24 59 2 7 9 3 27 49 4.1 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 25 23 2 4 6 3 25 21 9.5 0 0 12:11 0 1 1 0:29 11 13
2009-10 26 21 1 1 2 -3 12 17 5.9 0 0 10:25 0 0 0 1:15 7 10
2014-15 31 AHL GRA 12 1 4 5 -8 4 0 0

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Nathan Paetsch: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Paetsch signed a one-year deal with the Panthers on Wednesday, the Panthers' official site reports.

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Paetsch will make his Blue Jackets debut Saturday taking a regular shift on the fourth line, but could see action on the point with the man advantage, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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The Sabres traded Paetsch and a second-round pick to the Blue Jackets on Wednesday for Raffi Torres, the Vancouver Sun reports.

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Paetsch cleared waivers on Tuesday, The Buffalo News reports.

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The Sabres put Paetsch on waivers Monday, The Buffalo News reports.

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Paetsch was a scratch in Sunday's game against St. Louis.

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Paetsch will be back alongside Steve Montador in Wednesday's game against New Jersey, The Buffalo News reports.

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Paetsch played in place of Toni Lydman (groin) Saturday against Tampa, skating 13:09 and putting five pucks on net.

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Paetsch could get the nod for Saturday's game against Tampa Bay if defenseman Toni Lydman is unable to play, Buffalo's WGR Radio reports.

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Paetsch could be making the move to forward this season, the Olean Times Herald reports.

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Paetsch played on Thursday for the first time since Feb. 11.

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Paetsch will be a healthy scratch on Friday, according to Buffalo's WGR Radio.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2010-11

Paetsch is a versatile rearguard who can also slot into the lineup as a winger. As a result, he could sneak his way into the lineup when injuries strike Vancouver players of higher ranks. Paetsch just might be the perfect example of a player who is very important to a team's actual club, but not so much in the fantasy hockey world where points are the most coveted category for success.

2009-10

This year Paetsch will most likely resume his role as the seventh defenseman on the Sabres' roster despite being limited to just 23 games and 6 points in 2008-09, due in part to injury. Although he doesn't provide any profound amount of talent, Paetsch has the advantage of being a versatile player, who has the capability of playing wing if need be.

2008-09

Paetsch will likely open 2008-09 as Buffalo's seventh defenseman. He has been stuck in a part-time role for the last two seasons and should be in a similar position this season. He's a decent role player but not a significant fantasy guy.

2007-08

Paetsch showed strong two-way potential last year, especially on the power play, where he recorded nine of his 24 points. He enters training camp as the Sabres' seventh defenseman and can also play on the wing. He could make Buffalo's roster as a utilityman. If an injury or a benching grants Paetsch a full-time role, he's a nice sleeper.

2006-07

Paetsch will battle with Jeff Jillson for Buffalo's seventh defenseman position to begin 2006-07. Paetsch had an assist in his only game with the Sabres last season and has more upside than Jillson, so he may have the advantage heading in. Paetsch still will not be much of a fantasy factor even if he makes the team, though he's shown some scoring in the minors and could be one to watch a couple years down the road.

2005-06

Paetsch is a scoring defenseman but as a seventh-round pick in 2003 he's still a bit of a longshot, especially in an organization with a few good young defenders. We'll see if Paetsch can keep up the scoring at the next level, in Rochester of the AHL.

2004-05

Paetsch is a scoring defenseman but as a seventh-round pick in 2003 he's still a bit of a longshot, especially in an organization with a few good young defenders. We'll see if Paetsch can keep up the scoring at the next level, in Rochester of the AHL.