TAMPA, FL - MAY 03: Eric Fehr #16 of the Washington Capitals celebrates a second period goal by John Carlson #74 (not shown) against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at St Pete Times Forum on May 3, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. The Lightning defeated the Capitals 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
From the team's release:
Paquette, 20, recorded 20 points (13 goals, seven assists) and 179 penalty minutes in 59 games with the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL last season. The 6’1", 210-pound forward helped the Lewiston MAINEiacs win the QMJHL championship in 2007 and collected 175 points (94 goals, 81 assists) and 691 penalty minutes in 251 career QMJHL games with Lewiston and Quebec. He was originally drafted by the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise in the third round (64th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Per Paquette's SBN Scouting Report:
Assets: Works well along the boards, due to very good lower-body strength. Is an agitating type with the ability to put up points and drop the gloves.
Flaws: His rambunctious style may get the best of him in the pros, so he may need to pick his spots better. May be a limited point producer at the next level.
Career Potential: Agitating winger.