Cedric Paquette
Cedric Paquette
25-Year-Old CenterC
Tampa Bay Lightning
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Paquette is a fourth-line grinder who's decent in the faceoff circle and willing to drop his gloves to protect his mates. General manager Steve Yzerman saw just enough in him to ink him to a one-year deal for this season. So at just 25 years old, Paquette is on the bubble. He delivered just nine points in 56 games in 2017-18 and didn't even lead the team in PIM, despite his propensity to protect. You just can't get fantasy value from a bubble guy. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Lightning in July 2018.
Dangerous shooter in Game 4 loss
CTampa Bay Lightning
April 17, 2019
Paquette scored a goal in Tuesday's 7-3, Game 4 loss to the Blue Jackets.
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He had two shots; both were dangerous. Paquette gave it his all this postseason. He was only minus-1 in the four-game sweep. That's incredible considering the number of goals the Blue Jackets scored -- the loss wasn't on the Bolts' bottom six.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:00
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:03
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
11:31
0:05
1:28
2017–18
10:12
0:05
0:32
2018–19
12:00
0:03
2:00
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Paquette is battling for a fourth-line gig with the Bolts after tallying 10 points and 80 PIM with the team last season. He plays far better on the ice than in the fantasy arena.
Paquette is the Bolts’ 12th or 13th forward. He’s versatile – he can score a little, agitate a lot and pick up a some decent numbers in hits and PIM. But hits aren’t a standard category, so when you strip them away, you’re left with 25- or 30-point fourth liner who might deliver 75 to 80 PIM. Not bad, per se. But that’s of almost no value if your league has positional requirements and lists him at center. You don’t want to use that deep position to roll a one-dimensional guy.
Paquette isn't the greatest or prettiest skater, but when he gets to top speed, he refuses to stop. He does it with a look in his eye that makes his opponents flinch first. Paquette is flat-out relentless on the forecheck and that will-not-stop mentality means he wins more games of chicken than he loses. Maybe it's that little bit of crazy in his eyes - we don't really know. He could be the Bolts' answer to Antoine Roussel if he improves his skating just a little bit (and finds the brake pedal every once in a while). Wait until he ever earns a full-time NHL gig before you even consider him worthy for your team, and even then, only in leagues that count penalty minutes. You'll enjoy watching him more than rolling him on your fantasy squad.
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Ties career high in win
CTampa Bay Lightning
March 11, 2019
Paquette scored two goals, one short-handed, in Monday's 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
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Plays tough guy
CTampa Bay Lightning
March 6, 2019
Paquette scored a goal Tuesday in a 5-2 win over Winnipeg.
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Tenacious in win
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February 12, 2019
Paquette scored his ninth goal of the season in a 6-3 win over the Flames on Tuesday.
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Stuck in long scoring drought
CTampa Bay Lightning
January 16, 2019
Paquette is caught in a 12-game point drought.
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Forces overtime
CTampa Bay Lightning
December 5, 2018
Paquette scored a goal while firing two shots during Tuesday's 6-5 shootout win over Detroit.
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