Sébastien Piché

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Sébastien Piché
Born (1988-02-04) February 4, 1988 (age 26)
La Sarre, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
EHC Black Wings Linz
Grand Rapids Griffins
HC Bolzano
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Sébastien Piché (born February 4, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for EHC Black Wings Linz in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

Piché began his major junior career playing five seasons in the QMJHL before on March 30, 2009, he was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.[1]

On February 21, 2012, he was traded along with Detroit's 2012 1st round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning for defenceman Kyle Quincey.[2] On the next day, he was assigned by the Lightning to the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.[3]

As a free agent, Piché was signed to a one-year AHL contract with the Connecticut Whale on September 26, 2012.[4] He was reassigned to ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors for the duration of the 2012–13 season.

On August 7, 2013, Piche signed his first European contract, agreeing to a one-year deal as a free agent with HC Bolzano for their first season in the Austrian Hockey League.[5] Piché immediately paid dividends for Bolzano in 2013–14 season, scoring an elite 43 points in just 50 games from the blueline to lead the Foxes. In the EBEL playoffs, Piché contributed with 11 points in 13 games to help Bolzano become the first non-Austrian club, to claim the EBEL Championship.

On May 1, 2014, Piché opted to continue in the EBEL, however left Bolzano to sign with Austrian club EHC Black Wings Linz.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 2 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL 24 0 3 3 33 8 0 1 1 18
2005–06 Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL 65 1 14 15 83 6 0 1 1 12
2006–07 Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL 62 4 23 27 122 10 3 3 6 8
2007–08 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 18 1 11 12 21
2007–08 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 32 1 27 28 44 17 4 19 23 39
2008–09 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 62 23 49 72 69 12 2 4 6 14
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 9 0 0 0 4
2009–10 Toledo Walleye ECHL 46 5 23 28 67 4 0 2 2 4
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 11 0 2 2 13
2010–11 Toledo Walleye ECHL 48 12 21 33 52
2011–12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 22 0 3 3 18
2011–12 Florida Everblades ECHL 16 3 7 10 41 18 2 9 11 51
2012–13 Greenville Road Warriors ECHL 27 1 10 11 30 5 1 0 1 2
2013–14 HC Bolzano EBEL 50 10 33 43 59 13 3 8 11 30
AHL totals 42 0 5 5 35

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
QMJHL Second All-Star Team 2008–09 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red Wings sign QMJHL defender Piche". mlive.com. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Lightning flip Quincey to Red Wings". The Sports Network. 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  3. ^ "Everblades welcome Piche". Florida Everblades. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  4. ^ "Whale sign defenseman Piche". Connecticut Whale. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  5. ^ "Two new defenders for Bolzano" (in German). HC Bolzano. 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  6. ^ "Champion Sebastien Piche lands in Linz" (in German). EHC Black Wings Linz. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Sebastien Piche player profile". The Hockey News. 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 

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