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#16 Sebastien Piche
Pos: Defenseman
D.O.B.: 2/4/88
From: Evain, Quebec
Height: 6'
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Drafted: Undrafted
Acquired: Signed by Detroit (NHL) 3/30/09
Plus: Excellent puck mover... Can Quarterback powerplay... Will play a physical game... Good hands and vision... An irritant on the ice in the mold of Kirk Maltby...
Minus: Defensive game while sound, could use improvement... Not a smooth skater... Must adjust pace to the pro game... Needs to Improve Consistency
Organizational Comments: "You always feel like you want to impress somebody. But defensemen tend to get in trouble by doing that. Piche has a lot of skill. He will learn his position in the defensive zone and to make that simple pass."Wings Advisor Chris Chelios:
What GRC says: 2010-11: Piche is on the last year of his contract and will be looking to build on his strong second half. He was solid in light duty on the Griffins blueline before returning to the ECHL and putting up some big numbers.
2009-10: Piche lost the battle for the extra defenseman in Grand Rapids, and instead spent most of the season toiling for the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL. He notched a respectable 28 points 46 games and showed that he was capable of quarterbacking a powerplay. His defensive game improved throughout the season, and the only thing holding him back from regular employment in the AHL is the glut of blueliners ahead of him. Summer 2009: Piche is a Wings prototypical puck moving defenseman. He didn't really explode offensively until his overage year in junior, leaving some question as to whether he will be the next Danny Groulx or a legitmate prospect. If he can adjust to the pace of the pro game, he should get a lot of time with the man advantage, allowing him to rack up the points.
Role: Offensive Defenseman
Projection: NHL 3-5 Defensman


3/30/09 Signed to 3-yr contract by Detroit (NHL)
9/24/09 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
11/19/09 Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
11/23/09 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
12/09/09 Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
9/11/10 Recalled for Training Camp by Detroit (NHL)
9/29/10 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
11/02/10 Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
1/1/11 Recalled by Grand Rapids (AHL)
1/28/11 Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
2/7/11 Recalled by Grand Rapids (AHL)
2/11/11 Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
4/4/11 Recalled by Grand Rapids (AHL)
9/8/11 Recalled for Training Camp by Detroit (NHL)
9/27/11 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)