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Nathan Paetsch
Nathan Paetsch
Defenseman
Number: 38
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 30, 1983
Birthplace: Leroy, SK, Canada
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Drafted: BUF / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (202nd overall)
CAREER: 2005-06: Appeared in one game for Buffalo… Made NHL debut, collecting an assist in Buffalo's 3-2 loss to New Jersey (1/7)... Scored 50 points (11+39) in 72 games with Rochester (AHL)... Was leading Rochester in scoring (5+26) at time of recall… Represented Rochester at the 2006 AHL All Star Game.  2006 PLAYOFFS: Pointless in one game (Game 7 ECF) @ Carolina (6/1).

2004-05: Only player to appear in all 80 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL), collecting 23 points (4+19)…Picked up one goal and added one assist @ Hamilton on 2/25…Scored one goal and added one assist @ Hamilton on 1/26.

2003-04: Appeared in 54 games in rookie professional season…Recorded first professional assist with power-play helper vs. Syracuse (10/26)…Scored first professional goal with short-handed tally vs. Cincinnati (11/10)…Picked up PPA vs. Manitoba (2/06)…Scored goal vs. Binghamton (3/12)…Netted two points (1+1) @ Hamilton (3/13) for first multi-point outing…Racked up assist @ St. John’s (3/16) and netted goal vs. Maple Leafs (3/17)…Recorded goal vs. Manitoba (3/21)… 2004 Playoffs: Scored first professional playoff point with goal in win over Syracuse (4/25)…Credited with assist in game one win @ Hamilton (5/05).

2002-03: Finished Moose Jaw career ranked second with 225 (51+174) career points… Appeared in 59 games at Moose Jaw (WHL)…Ranked fifth on team with 54 points…Recorded 13 points (3+10) in the postseason…WHL Eastern Conference Second Team All-Star…Played for WHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team…Member of Team Canada at 2003 World Junior Championships, recording one goal in six games as Canada won silver medal.

2001-02: Led team with 36 assists…Netted career-best 16 goals…Finished third on squad with 52 points…Added four assists in 12 playoff games…Played for Team Canada at the 2002 World Junior Championships, picking up assist in seven games as team won silver medal…Member of WHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team at Hershey Cup CHL All-Star Series.

2000-01: Originally selected in second round (58th overall) by the Washington Capitals in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft Named Moose Jaw’s Defenseman of the Year and Playoff MVP…Recorded team-high 54 assists…Finished fourth overall with 62 points…Played in several national tournaments, including 2000 U-17 Championship and 2000 U-18 Four Nations Cup…Played for Team Cherry in 2001 Top Prospects game. 1999-2000: Picked up 44 points, highlighted by nine goals in first full WHL season. 1998-99: Made WHL debut at 16, appeared in two regular-season games and one playoff contest.

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