Cedric Paquette

29-Year-Old CenterC
 Free Agent  
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cedric Paquette in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with Dinamo Minsk (KHL) in August of 2022.
Signs with KHL club
CFree Agent
August 16, 2022
Paquette has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with KHL side Dinamo Minsk, RDS.ca reports.
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Paquette played in just 24 games for the Canadiens last season while splitting his time between the NHL and AHL. While a return to North America isn't impossible, this could mark the end of Paquette's time in the NHL, where he has played in 448 games over nine seasons, including winning the Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay in 2020.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    8:52
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:06
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:47
 
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Short-Handed
2019–20
13:03
0:04
1:52
2020–21
9:08
0:01
0:18
2020–21
10:15
0:01
2:08
2021–22
8:52
0:06
1:47
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Paquette went from the top of the league as part of the Stanley Cup champion Lightning squad to the lottery-bound Senators when he was traded in December. The 27-year-old is no stranger to deep playoff runs, and he plays a hard-nosed game that should rally his teammates. In 2019-20, he had 18 points and 175 hits in 61 appearances as a bottom-six center with penalty-killing duties. Given the Senators' team situation, it's expected Paquette's scoring contributions could crater in 2020-21, but he'll still be a force to be reckoned with in hits and PIM, which makes him worth a look in formats that reward rough play.
Paquette is a valuable defensive center who loves to hit. Last season, he set a career mark in goals (13), but it came on the back of a grossly inflated shooting percentage, so it's safe to assume that there will be regression in that part of his game. However, Paquette's massive hit total -- he was sixth in the NHL with 269 in 2018-19 -- make him a decent, single-category fantasy contributor if your league counts that stat.
Paquette is a fourth-line grinder who's decent in the faceoff circle and willing to drop his gloves to protect his mates. General manager Steve Yzerman saw just enough in him to ink him to a one-year deal for this season. So at just 25 years old, Paquette is on the bubble. He delivered just nine points in 56 games in 2017-18 and didn't even lead the team in PIM, despite his propensity to protect. You just can't get fantasy value from a bubble guy.
Paquette is battling for a fourth-line gig with the Bolts after tallying 10 points and 80 PIM with the team last season. He plays far better on the ice than in the fantasy arena.
Paquette is the Bolts’ 12th or 13th forward. He’s versatile – he can score a little, agitate a lot and pick up a some decent numbers in hits and PIM. But hits aren’t a standard category, so when you strip them away, you’re left with 25- or 30-point fourth liner who might deliver 75 to 80 PIM. Not bad, per se. But that’s of almost no value if your league has positional requirements and lists him at center. You don’t want to use that deep position to roll a one-dimensional guy.
Paquette isn't the greatest or prettiest skater, but when he gets to top speed, he refuses to stop. He does it with a look in his eye that makes his opponents flinch first. Paquette is flat-out relentless on the forecheck and that will-not-stop mentality means he wins more games of chicken than he loses. Maybe it's that little bit of crazy in his eyes - we don't really know. He could be the Bolts' answer to Antoine Roussel if he improves his skating just a little bit (and finds the brake pedal every once in a while). Wait until he ever earns a full-time NHL gig before you even consider him worthy for your team, and even then, only in leagues that count penalty minutes. You'll enjoy watching him more than rolling him on your fantasy squad.
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Sent to AHL
CMontreal Canadiens  Foreign
March 13, 2022
Paquette cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Laval on Sunday.
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Lands on waivers
CMontreal Canadiens  Foreign
March 12, 2022
Paquette was waived by Montreal on Saturday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
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Healthy scratch again
CMontreal Canadiens  Foreign
February 27, 2022
Paquette was a healthy scratch for the 10th consecutive game Saturday.
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Logs first point since return
CMontreal Canadiens  Foreign
January 25, 2022
Paquette had an assist, one shot on net, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 8-2 loss to the Wild.
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In action Saturday
CMontreal Canadiens  Foreign
January 22, 2022
Paquette (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Saturday versus the Avalanche.
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