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NA Juniors Game Night: 9-29-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4 (SO)

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM (tripping, tripping), 5 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 10 PIM

Serving as the seventh shooter in the extra-extra session, Paquette failed to convert his shootout attempt and the Armada lost a point to the Huskies at home. After four games, Paquette leads his club in shots, faceoffs, and faceoffs won. He is second in penalty minutes by one.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 3 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 4

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM

Sergeev earned his second assist of the season in the Foreurs’ first road game of the year. He also tied for the team lead in hits on Saturday night. The Volts scored four times on the power play, including once on a 5 on 3.

Note: Nikita Kucherov (Quebec) remains out with a shoulder injury.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 1

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 PIM

Playing their third game in three nights, the Attack fell at home to Sarnia despite holding a 1-0 lead after one period. Owen Sounds went 1-1-0-1 this week and remain in first in the Midwest Division, one point ahead of Kitchener. The Attack has 17 more penalty minutes than any other team in the league. Dotchin hasn’t registered a point since accumulating two assists in the season opener.

NA Juniors Game Night: 9-28-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Sherbrooke Phoenix 0 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM (checking-from-behind, unsportsmanlike conduct), 6 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 6 PIM

Paquette registered both his points in the first period, helping the Armada to a 3-0 lead by the first intermission. The team cruised to a 6-0 win. Paquette led the Armada in shots and hits in the game.

Ontario Hockey League

Belleville Bulls 0 @ Brampton Battalion 1

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (delay of game)
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Patrik Machac (undrafted) scored in the first period and Brampton goalie Matej Machovsky (undrafted) made it stand up with 21 saves to lead Brampton to a 1-0 home win over Belleville. Lightning prospect Dylan Blujus was scoreless for the second straight game.

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Guelph Storm 2

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 6 PIM
C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 4 PIM

Tanner Richard set up Guelph’s second first period goal to give the Storm a 2-1 lead, but the home side allowed two goals in less than a minute in the third period and lost, 3-2. Richard was on the ice for the game-winning goal against. Jake Dotchin was scoreless for Owen Sound.

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Oshawa Generals 5

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -4, 4 PIM

The Petes got crushed on the road, 5-1 by the Gens. Former Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch had a goal and an assist for Oshawa. It was his first goal of the year; he had two last season. Flyers first rounder (2012) Scott Laughton was first star with a goal and a helper. Koekkoek had his second assist of the season in the loss.

NA Juniors Game Night: 9-27-12

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Barrie Colts 4 (SO)

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 4 PIM

Barrie scored with 30 seconds left in the game to send the contest to overtime. Lightning prospect defenseman Jake Dotchin was not on the ice for the game-tying goal. Jets first rounder (2011) Mark Scheifele, who “should” be in an NHL camp right now, had a goal and an assist for Barrie, but did not convert his shootout attempt on Rangers pick Jordan Bennington. Bennington, as longtime Bolt prospects followers will remember, was a tandem-mate of former Lightning prospect Michael Zador when Owen Sound won the OHL championship. Zador, who was drafted ahead of Jaroslav Janus in the 2010 draft, appears to be out of hockey now.

Erie Otters 5 @ Peterborough Petes 1

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 4 PIM

The Petes were coming off a road win and played well, outshooting the Otters 48-25, but were stymied by Columbus second rounder Oscar Dansk (pictured). The import player from Sweden was named first star of the game.

NA Juniors Game Night: 9-22-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 2

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM
D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

It was a quiet night for both Lightning prospects on the scoresheet as Paquette’s Armada defeated Sergeev’s Foreurs, 3-2. Swiss defenseman Christian Marti (undrafted) scored with 14 seconds left in the game to give the Armada the win.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 5

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 4 PIM

Dotchin had two assists in Owen Sound’s opening night win in Windsor, but couldn’t hit the scoresheet in the Attack’s home opener. He’ll take the win, no doubt. Owen Sound’s Daniel Catenacci (Sabres) had a goal and an assist for First Star honors.

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 3

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM

Koekkoek went scoreless, but his team earned a big road win in Ottawa, 4-3. Nick Ritchie, who is expected to go in the first round of the 2014 draft, was First Star for Peterborough with a goal.

NA Juniors Game Night: 9-20-12

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Windsor Spitfires 1

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)

Dotchin picked up where he left off in the playoffs last season, contributing offensively with two assists in Owen Sound’s season opener. Dotchin had three assists in five playoff games last spring. He snapped a personal 14-game regular season scoreless streak tonight. Dotchin was drafted by the Lightning in the sixth round of this summer’s draft. Cameron Brace (undrafted) had two goals and an assist for the Attack.

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Peterborough Petes 2

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

Koekkoek returned to the Peterborough lineup after not only missing all but the Petes’ first 26 games last year, but the last couple weeks of the preseason this year. He was named Peterborough's captain in the offseason before being knocked out of their first preseason game with a badly bruised shoulder. Knocking him out of that game was Columbus prospect Boone Jenner, who had two goals and an assist for Oshawa tonight. Koekkoek was playing his first game since November 27, 2011. He had shoulder surgery last fall. The Lightning took him 10th overall in this summer’s draft.

Former Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch, an alternate captain for the Generals, had an assist in the game. The Lightning chose not to sign him in the spring, allowing him to re-enter the draft. He was not selected. Schemitsch was traded to the Gens from Owen Sound last year.

Jake Dotchin


Cambridge, ONT
Selected by Tampa Bay in Round 6 (#161) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Physical depth defenseman

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Draft Year: 
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Pick No.: 
Draft Team: 
Owen Sound (OHL)


Contract Status: 
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
Contract Type: 
Contract Length: 
2 years
Cap Number: 
$812 500
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Played midget for the Cambridge Hawks where he had 8 goals and 27 points in 30 games. Selected in the 4th round, 70th overall by Owen Sound in the 2010 OHL Priority Draft.

Did not make the Attack out of camp and played for the Cambridge Winter Hawks of the GOJHL where he had 5 goals and 15 points in 41 games.

Made his major junior debut, scoring 3 goals and 19 points in 64 games with Owen Sound. Rated the #139 North American skater by NHL Central Scouting Service. Selected in the 6th round, 161st overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

"Big, raw blue-liner has come looong way since training camp. Skating is still not a strength, but has improved a TON. Very strong upper body and plays physically - regularly knocks even strong forwards off their feet. Good defensive zone awareness and sound positioning. Reads and anticipates puck movement well. Shows surprisingly strong patience with the puck and a willingness to handle it and make plays. Hard shot from the point and good decisions in distribution. Makes good D-to-D passes, but show inconsistent accuracy on his outlets. Plays a steady, unspectacular game, but may not have the speed or footwork to play at a higher level.

Projection: Heavy-footed organizational depth guy.
Style compares to: Mark Fraser" (Red Line Report)


Big, strong young man who is a hitter. Good awareness and good positionally. Reads the play well. Big, hard shot. Shot up developmentally, as he had zero major junior experience before this season.


Skating has improved, but he's still on the slow side with poor footwork. Outlet passing needs work, as well.


Solid role player stay-at-home blueliner with Top-4 upside


Player statistics powered by

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Cambridge Hawks Minor Midget AAAAHMMPL30 8 1927 60|Playoffs11 4 610 26 
 2010-2011 Cambridge Winter HawksGOJHL41 5 1015 88|Playoffs5 1 34
 2011-2012 Owen Sound AttackOHL64 3 1619 77|Playoffs5 0 33
 2012-2013 Owen Sound AttackOHL38 2 1214 39|        
  Barrie ColtsOHL28 2 68 42|Playoffs17 1 45 25 
 2013-2014 Barrie ColtsOHL63 11 2536 121|Playoffs11 3 25 13 
 2014-2015 Syracuse CrunchAHL55 6 1420 114|Playoffs3 0 00
 2015-2016 Syracuse CrunchAHL67 1 1011 120|        
 2016-2017 Tampa Bay LightningNHL35 0 1111 35|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL35 4 913 105|Playoffs19 0 66 43 
 2017-2018 Tampa Bay LightningNHL- - -- -|        

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