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2015 NHL Draft
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Justin Papineau

Justin Papineau  #26

Center
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: January 15, 1980
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: STL / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (75th overall)
Traded to NY Islanders by St. Louis with St. Louis' 2nd round choice (Jeremy Colliton) in 2003 Entry Draft for Chris Osgood and NY Islanders' 3rd round choice (Konstantin Barulin) in 2003 Entry Draft, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 10, 2006. Missed majority of 2006-07 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Basel (Swiss), June 21, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Wolfsburg (Germany), April, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Adler Mannheim (Germany), April, 2009.
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He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft