Justin Papineau

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Justin Papineau
Justin Papineau 1.jpg
Born (1980-01-15) January 15, 1980 (age 37)
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
DEL team
Former teams
Adler Mannheim
Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg (DEL)
EHC Basel (Swiss A)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
New York Islanders
St. Louis Blues
Worcester IceCats (AHL)
Belleville Bulls (OHL)
NHL Draft 46th overall, 1998
Los Angeles Kings
75th overall, 2000
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2000–2011

Justin Papineau (born January 15, 1980), is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played for Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany until 2011. In the NHL, he played for the St. Louis Blues and the New York Islanders between 2001 and 2004.


Justin Papineau (No. 71) and Joe Thornton

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Papineau was originally drafted in the second round, #46 overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

He was then re-selected in the third round, #75 overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft when the Kings were unable to sign him to a contract within the two-year deadline and retain his rights. It was reported that negotiations between the team's front office and Papineau broke down at least partially due to the involvement an overbearing agent demanding a huge entry contract.

Papineau has played 81 career NHL games for the Blues and New York Islanders, scoring 11 goals and 8 assists for 19 points. Papineau was once compared to star Steve Yzerman, but those comparisons never came to fruition at the NHL level. He left then on 6 April 2009 EHC Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams to sign with Adler Mannheim.[1]


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