Justin Papineau

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Justin Papineau
Justin Papineau 1.jpg
Born (1980-01-15) January 15, 1980 (age 35)
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
NHL Draft 46th overall, 1998
Los Angeles Kings
75th overall, 2000
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2000–2011

Justin Papineau (born January 15, 1980 in Ottawa, Ontario), is a professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany.


Justin Papineau (No. 71) and Joe Thornton

Papineau was originally drafted in the 2nd round, #46 overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.


He was then re-selected in the 3rd 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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