Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nathan Paetsch
Nathan Paetsch was born March 30, 1983 in LeRoy, Saskatchewan. The seventh round, 202nd overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Paetsch is a graduate of the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors.

An offensive defenseman, Paetsch played four full seasons with Moose Jaw registering 225 points (51-174-225) while capturing WHL Eastern Conference Second Team All-Star honours. A two-time silver medalist with Canada's World Junior team (2002-2003), Paetsch made his professional debut with the AHL's Rochester Americans in 2003-04 and continued to hone his skills with the club the following year before making his NHL debut with the Sabres during the 2005-06 season.

On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, Paetsch was sent to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Raffi Torres.

On July 7th, 2010, Paetsch signed with the Florida Panthers, but failed to make the team out of training camp and was subsequently traded to the Vancouver Canucks.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Tisdale Trojans SMHL 74 20 55 75 120
1998-99 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2 1 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 68 9 35 44 49 -2 4 0 1 1 0
2000-01 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 70 8 54 62 118 +1 4 1 2 3 6
2001-02 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 59 16 36 52 86 -9 12 0 4 4 16
2001-02 Canada WJC-A 7 0 1 1 0 0
2002-03 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 59 15 39 54 81 +5 13 3 10 13 6
2002-03 Canada WJC-A 6 1 0 1 4 +4
2003-04 Rochester Americans AHL 54 5 5 10 49 +2 16 1 1 2 28
2004-05 Rochester Americans AHL 80 4 19 23 150 +15 9 1 1 2 16
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 1 1 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Rochester Americans AHL 72 11 39 50 90 +3
2006-07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 63 2 22 24 50 +10
2007-08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 59 2 7 9 27 +3
2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 23 2 4 6 25 +3
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 11 1 1 2 6 +2
2009-10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 10 0 0 0 6 -5
2010-11 Rochester Americans AHL 9 1 2 3 2 -2
2010-11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 34 8 9 17 12 -3
2011-12 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg Germany 52 7 18 25 46 2 0 0 0 0
2012-13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 70 4 27 31 32 +13 24 0 11 11 21
2013-14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 68 4 27 31 40 +18 10 0 5 5 4
2014-15 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 75 8 30 38 42 +24 16 0 4 4 2
2015-16 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 73 4 20 24 26 +14 9 1 2 3 4
2016-17 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 73 1 17 18 30 +15 19 2 5 7 8
NHL Totals 167 7 35 42 114 1 0 0 0 0


WHL East Second All-Star Team (2003) Missed majority of 2008-09 and 2009-10 as a healthy reserve. Traded to Columbus by Buffalo with Vancouver's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Columbus selected Petr Straka) in 2010 NHL Draft for Raffi Torres, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 7, 2010. Traded to Vancouver by Florida for Sean Zimmerman, October 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Wolfsburg (Germany), June 22, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), July 9, 2012.
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