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Cedric Paquette | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198

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If you are looking for lightning in a bottle, consider picking up Cedric Paquette for Saturday night's game against Carolina.
He is practicing with Steven Stamkos and Brett Connolly as we write this. Paquette could notch a few points and be worth adding just for Saturday night. Sat, Dec 27, 2014 10:44:00 AM

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Cedric Paquette will play Saturday night against Minnesota.

He did not dress for Tampa's 5-2 loss to Toronto on Thursday due to a lower-body injury. If for some reason you need Paquette, feel free to activate him.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Cedric Paquette sustained a lower-body injury in Tuesday's loss to the New York Islanders.

He was hurt midway through the first period when he blocked a shot by defenseman Nick Leddy while killing a penalty. Paquette has played well for the Lightning when called upon this year. He has contributed five goals and 17 hits in 11 games.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 11:33:00 AM

Forward Cedric Paquette has impressed for the Tampa Bay Lightning lately, scoring all of his five points (all goals) in the last five games.

"He's like the Energizer Bunny; he just keeps going, in all facets of the game," coach Jon Cooper said. "He's got five goals. (I'm) not expecting him to score 60. It'd be unreal if he did. He's earned everything he's getting."
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 01:27:00 PM

Cedric Paquette was a healthy scratch on Thursday against San Jose.

The Lightning had a tough choice to make with Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn healthy enough to play. Paquette was the odd man out despite scoring four goals in his past four games.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Lightning forward Cedric Paquette notched his fourth goal in as many games Tuesday when he netted a shorthanded marker in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Blackhawks.

Paquette has enjoyed a great deal of success after he was held off the scoresheet in his first four NHL games. Nikita Kucherov also recorded his sixth goal of the season in the close defeat while Steve Stamkos and Jonathan Drouin picked up helpers.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 11:40:00 PM

Cedric Paquette picked up the first two goals of his NHL career Thursday night in helping Tampa Bay ease to a 5-2 win over Calgary.

Paquette broke the barrier in his seventh game in the league, as the 21-year-old sniper hopes to find the same success in the NHL as he has in the AHL and QMJHL. Brian Boyle, Tyler Johnson and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Lightning as they improved to 9-3-1 on the season.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Cedric Paquette has been called up by the Lightning.

He's expected to play Thursday night against Calgary because Alex Killorn is dealing with an upper-body injury. Paquette has skated in four games with Tampa Bay this year.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 09:18:00 AM

Cedric Paquette has been sent to the minors.

Paquette has no points in four games with Tampa Bay this season. He'll return to the AHL Syracuse Crunch where he's scored three goals and five points in four contests.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 03:27:00 PM

Cedric Paquette was called up from the minors on Friday.

The center was one of the final cuts at training camp but was recalled on Friday. He was pointless in 14:14 minutes of action but was a perfect two-for-two at the face off dot. The 21-year-old had three goals and five points with Syracuse of the AHL in four games before his recall.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 01:56:00 AM

Cedric Paquette has been shipped to the minors.

He was among the team's final cuts on Monday. Paquette suited up in six games with the Lightning last season, including four playoff matches. He has grit and some scoring ability, so he could be back with the Bolts at some point this year.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 08:33:00 AM

Center Cedric Paquette increased his chances of cracking the Tampa Bay roster by picking up a goal and an assist in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-1 rout of the Stars in an exhibition game in Dallas Tuesday night.

Ditto for right winger Brett Connolly, who also had a goal and an assist for the Tampa Bay. Richard Panik, Nikita Kucherov and J.T. Brown notched the other goals for the winners. Vladislav Namestnikov contributed two assists. Jamie Benn was the only scorer for the Stars. Between the pipes, Anders Lindback had a tough night against his old Lightning teammates, making 28 saves on the 33 shots he faced. Ben Bishop looked good for Tampa Bay, blocking 20 shots.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:18:00 PM

Cedric Paquette is on the bubble to start the year with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

However, assistant coach Steve Thomas likes what Paquette brings to the table. "I love his grit, his determination, playing with a little snot on his sleeve so to speak," Thomas said. "Our team is much better when we have a little bit more grit and when you play with grit like he does that makes us a harder team to play against." Paquette played with the Bolts at the end of the regular season last year and in the playoffs.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 05:57:00 PM

Cedric Paquette's tripping penalty late in the third period led to Montreal's series clinching goal in the final minute of regulation.

"I felt pretty bad, to be honest," Paquette said. "That's my bad, I was a little too aggressive and he fell ... . They didn't call much in this game, and I did a bad play, but that is just a bad moment." He earned an assist on Tyler Johnson's game-tying goal earlier in the third and finished the series with two helpers in four matches. Coach Jon Cooper praised the 20-year-old forward for his contributions after the game. Paquette will probably be in the running for a roster spot with the Lightning out of training camp in the fall.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 08:45:00 AM

Cedric Paquette picked up an assist and four hits in Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Unfortunately, he was also partially responsible for Tampa Bay's blown coverage on Dale Weise's overtime winner. Paquette wants to "make [the Canadiens] pay" after the team passed on him five times during the 2012 NHL draft. He plays a gritty game and he can contribute offensively, which gave him a spot on the fourth line to open the postseason.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Brett Connolly
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Mattias Ohlund
10Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov