Nathan Paetsch (D)
Grand Rapids Griffins
2014-15: Ranked first among Grand Rapids defensemen in scoring in his third season with the team, posting 38 points (8-30â€”38), 42 penalty minutes and a plus-24 rating in 75 gamesâ€¦Ranked among team leaders in assists (2nd), plus/minus (3rd) and power play assists (15, 2nd)â€¦Tied for third among team blueliners in postseason scoring with four assists in 16 Calder Cup playoff tiltsâ€¦In his 12th year pro, missed only one game between the regular season and the playoffs, appearing in 91 total games during the seasonâ€¦Posted a three-game assist streak, 10/11/14-10/18/14... Scored a goal during a delayed penalty call, 12/11/14 vs. LEâ€¦Turned out a two-point performance (goal, assist), 12/27/14 vs. IA...Notched two assists, 1/10/14 vs. CHI...Registered three assists, 1/29/15 vs. IAâ€¦Scored two goals and an assist, including the game-winning overtime goal, 2/6/15 vs. RCH...Enjoyed a two-assist game, 3/7/15 at RFD.
2013-14: Collected 31 points (4-27â€”31) in 68 regular season games and five points (0-5â€”5) in 10 postseason gamesâ€¦Accumulated six two-assist games en route to ranking among regular season team leaders with 27 assists (3rd), two power play goals (T10th), a plus-18 rating (T3rd), 13 power play assists (2nd), 40 PIM (9th), 123 shots (7th) and a 50.0% shootout percentage (T2nd)â€¦Contributed an assist in three consecutive games, 11/15/13-11/20/14â€¦Suffered an upper-body injury and missed four games, 11/22/13-11/30/13â€¦Chipped in two assists at the First Niagara Center, his former NHL arena, on 2/8/14 at Rochester.
2012-13: Won the Calder Cup with the Griffinsâ€¦Picked up 31 points (4-27â€”31) in 70 regular season games and 11 points (0-11â€”11) in 24 postseason contestsâ€¦Ranked among team leaders during the regular season with 27 assists (T2nd), a plus-13 rating (T2nd), 11 power play assists (T2nd) and 123 shots (7th)â€¦Tied for third on the team in assists in the playoffs, while ranking fourth overall in scoring by AHL defensemenâ€¦Picked up three assists in his first four games as a Griffin, 10/13/12-10/21/12â€¦Scored his first goal of the season on 10/28/12 at Chicagoâ€¦Set a new career high with a four-game assist streak, which also matched his career-best point streak, 1/6/13-1/12/13â€¦Notched his 100th AHL assist and 200th professional point, 4/2/13 at Houstonâ€¦Registered three multi-point games during the playoffs, with two assists on 5/1/13 vs. Houston, 6/4/13 vs. Oklahoma City and 6/9/13 at Syracuse.