November 11, 1992 |
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)|
|NHL team||Ottawa Senators|
|NHL Draft||96th overall, 2011
Jean-Gabriel 'J-G' Pageau (born November 11, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently a member of the Ottawa Senators organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Senators in the fourth round (96th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Born in Ottawa and raised in neighbouring Hull, Quebec (now Gatineau, Quebec), Pageau played junior hockey with the Gatineau Olympiques and Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (LHJMQ/QMJHL).
Selected by his hometown Ottawa Senators in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Pageau began his pro career in 2012–13 with the AHL's Binghamton Senators, registering 7 goals and 29 points in 69 games before being called up to Ottawa on April 10, 2013. Pageau stayed in Ottawa for the remainder of the season, registering two goals and 4 points in nine regular season games. On May 5, 2013, he scored a hat-trick in game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals series as the Senators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6–1. In doing so, he became just the second Senators' player to register a hat trick in the playoffs, with Daniel Alfredsson being the first.
Following the season, Pageau was honoured by his hometown; on June 18, 2013 he signed the official guestbook at the start of the Gatineau City Council meeting and received a plaque. Gatineau Mayor Marc Bureau called him "a true ambassador for the city."
Pageau would only appear in parts of the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons under head coach Paul MacLean. Upon MacLean being fired, new head coach Dave Cameron would allow Pageau to play more games during the 2014–15 season, including all six of the Senators' post-season games. In June 2015 it was announced Pageau signed a two-year one-way contract with the Senators worth an average of $900,000 a year. Pageau would play in all 82 games during the 2015–16 season and achieve career highs in goals (19), assists (24), and points (43), and led the league in short-handed goals with seven. Pageau scored four goals in the second game of the round two 2017 playoff series between the Senators and the New York Rangers, including the game-winner in double-overtime.
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