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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)
Signed as a free agent on July 7, 2010...played in his 150th NHL game on Oct. 31 at NYI
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

It was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential