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|
96th overall, 2011|
Jean-Gabriel "J-G" Pageau (born November 11, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for and an alternate captain of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Senators in the fourth round, 96th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Pageau was born in Ottawa, and raised in neighbouring Hull, Quebec. As a youth, he played in the 2005 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Gatineau. He later played with the Gatineau Olympiques and Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).
Selected by his hometown Ottawa Senators in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Pageau began his professional career in 2012–13 with Ottawa's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the 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 four points in nine regular season games. On May 5, 2013, he scored a hat-trick in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series as the Senators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6–1. In so doing, he became just the second Senators player to score a hat-trick in the playoffs, 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. Mayor of Gatineau 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' 2015 playoff games. In June 2015, it was announced Pageau signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Senators worth an annual average of $900,000. 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 NHL in short-handed goals with seven. Pageau scored four goals in Game 2 of round two of the 2017 playoffs against the New York Rangers, including the game-winner in double overtime.
On July 17, 2017, the Senators re-signed Pageau to a three-year, $9.3 million contract worth $3.1 million annually, avoiding arbitration.
Regular season and playoffs
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