Canucks acquire Nathan Paetsch

Thursday, 07.10.2010 / 2:18 PM / News
Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Nathan Paetsch from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenceman Sean Zimmerman.

Paetsch, 27, split the 2009.10 season with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Buffalo Sabres. He registered two points (1-1-2) in 11 games with Buffalo and six penalty minutes in 10 games with Columbus. In 167 NHL games, the 6’1”, 198 lbs. defenceman has registered 42 points (7-35-42), 114 penalty minutes and has a plus-12 rating.

The Humboldt, SK native was originally selected by Washington 52nd overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He re-entered the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and was then selected 202nd overall by Buffalo.

Zimmerman, 23, finished the 2009.10 season with nine points (2-7-9) and 105 penalty minutes in 72 games played with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. The 6’2”, 200 lbs. defenceman was originally selected by New Jersey 170th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired March 3, 2010 by Vancouver along with a conditional sixth round draft selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (Alex Friesen) from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Mathieu Schneider.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1998-1999 Tisdale Trojans-SMHL 74 20 55 75 120
1998-1999 Moose Jaw Warriors-WHL 2 0 0 0 0
1999-2000 Moose Jaw Warriors-WHL 68 9 35 44 49
2000-2001 Moose Jaw Warriors-WHL 70 8 54 62 118
2001-2002 Moose Jaw Warriors-WHL 59 16 36 52 -9 86 8 1 1
2001-2002 Canada-WJC-A 7 0 1 1 0
2002-2003 Moose Jaw Warriors-WHL 59 15 39 54 5 81 8 1
2002-2003 Canada-WJC-A 6 1 0 1 4
2003-2004 Rochester Americans-AHL 54 5 5 10 2 49 0 1 2
2004-2005 Rochester Americans-AHL 80 4 19 23 15 150 1 0 0
2005-2006 Sabres 1 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2005-2006 Rochester Americans-AHL 72 11 39 50 3 90 7 0 1
2006-2007 Sabres 63 2 22 24 10 50 0 0 0 62 3.2
2007-2008 Sabres 59 2 7 9 3 27 0 0 0 49 4.1
2008-2009 Sabres 23 2 4 6 3 25 0 0 0 21 9.5
2009-2010 Sabres 11 1 1 2 2 6 0 0 0 9 11.1
2009-2010 Blue Jackets 10 0 0 0 -5 6 0 0 0 8 0.0
NHL Totals 167 7 35 42 12 114 0 0 0 149 4.7
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1999-2000 Moose Jaw Warriors-WHL 4 0 1 1 0
2000-2001 Moose Jaw Warriors-WHL 4 1 2 3 6
2001-2002 Moose Jaw Warriors-WHL 12 0 4 4 16 0 0 0
2002-2003 Moose Jaw Warriors-WHL 13 3 10 13 6 1 0
2003-2004 Rochester Americans-AHL 16 1 1 2 -2 28 0 0 0
2004-2005 Rochester Americans-AHL 9 1 1 2 -3 16 0 0 0
2005-2006 Sabres 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
2005-2006 Rochester Americans-AHL
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0