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Nathan Paetsch

Nathan Paetsch  #17

Defenseman
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. Re-assigned to Syracuse (AHL) by Vancouver, November 1, 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

He scores 50 goals, they go in, they go in, and they go in. And I think, 'Why can't I do that?'

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on teammate Alex Ovechkin, who scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday in a 4-2 win vs. the Hurricanes