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Nathan Paetsch

Nathan Paetsch  #17

NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: March 30, 1983
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Leroy, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: BUF / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 7th   (202nd overall)
WHL East Second All-Star Team (2003) Missed majority of 2008-09 as a healthy reserve. Traded to Columbus by Buffalo with Vancouver's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Columbus selected Petr Straka) in 2010 Entry Draft for Raffi Torres, March 3, 2010. Missed majority of 2009-10 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 7, 2010. Traded to Vancouver by Florida for Sean Zimmerman, October 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Wolfsburg (Germany), June 22, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), July 9, 2012.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016