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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

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals