Cedric Paquette Montreal Canadiens logo

Age 28 Aug 13, 1993
Gaspe CAN
Center shoots left
6'0" 183 cm
204 lbs 93 kg
ELC Signing Age 19
Waivers Signing Age 20
UFA Year 2021
Agent Olivier Fortier
Draft Year 2012
Drafted Overall 101
Draft Round 4
Draft Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo

Transaction History
Mar 13, 2022 Assigned Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Laval on Sunday.
Mar 12, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette was waived by Montreal on Saturday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Feb 27, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette was a healthy scratch for the 10th consecutive game Saturday.
Jan 25, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette had an assist, one shot on net, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 8-2 loss to the Wild.
Jan 22, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Saturday versus the Avalanche.
Jan 17, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) wore a non-contact jersey during Sunday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Jan 13, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) won't play Thursday versus the Blackhawks, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Jan 12, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (neck) is set to return to the lineup Wednesday versus the Bruins, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Jan 1, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (neck) permanently exited Saturday's contest against the Panthers.
Nov 25, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette had four hits and two blocked shots over 10:18 of ice time in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Washington.
Nov 24, 2021 Activated Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) is available for Wednesday's matchup with Washington and will be activated off injured reserve.
Nov 22, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) is targeting Wednesday's matchup with Washington for a return to the lineup, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Nov 18, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) skated for a second consecutive day Wednesday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Nov 10, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) is expected to be sidelined for the next 10 days, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Nov 9, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Kings.
Nov 7, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette had one shot on goal, three hits and two penalty minutes over 7:50 of ice time in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Vegas.
Nov 6, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette will return to the lineup Saturday versus Vegas following his two-game suspension.
Nov 1, 2021 Suspended Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette was suspended two games Monday for boarding Ducks forward Trevor Zegras on Sunday.
Nov 1, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Monday for boarding on Trevor Zegras of the Ducks.
Oct 13, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (lower body) had one hit in 7:43 of ice time Wednesday in a 2-1 loss to Toronto.
Oct 13, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (lower body) is expected to make his Habs debut versus the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.
Oct 9, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (lower body) will resume practicing with the team Monday, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Oct 6, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (lower body) skated prior to the main practice group Wednesday, source reports.
Sep 30, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette will not be available for Thursday's practice session due to a lower-body injury.
Jul 28, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Cedric Paquette | Paquette inked a one-year, $950,000 pact with the Canadiens on Wednesday.
May 30, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette is in the lineup for Game 1 against Tampa Bay on Sunday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
May 29, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (lower body) will be an option for Sunday's Game 1 versus Tampa Bay, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
May 27, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (lower body) remains unavailable ahead of Thursday's Game 6 versus Nashville.
May 25, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (lower body) remains out of the lineup for Tuesday's Game 5 against Nashville, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
May 23, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (lower body) remains out of the lineup for Sunday's Game 4 against Nashville, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
May 21, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (lower body) remains unavailable ahead of Friday's Game 3 versus Nashville.
May 19, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 1 against Nashville, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
May 17, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) will miss Monday's Game 1 against the Predators, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
May 16, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) took part in Sunday's practice, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
May 6, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) is not expected to play Thursday versus the Blackhawks, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
May 4, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Blackhawks.
May 1, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Saturday versus Columbus, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.
Mar 28, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette scored a goal for the second straight game in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Lightning.
Mar 2, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette produced an assist, three hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Predators.
Feb 28, 2021 Carolina Hurricanes | Cedric Paquette | Paquette recorded an assist for his third point of the season in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Panthers.
Feb 2, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Cedric Paquette | Paquette scored a goal and dished out five hits in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Oilers.
Jan 27, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (lower body) notched five hits in 12:20 in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Canucks.
Jan 26, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (lower body) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Canucks, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Jan 25, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Cedric Paquette | Paquette (lower body) isn't listed among Ottawa's lines for Monday's game in Vancouver, so he's expected to sit out the game due to his injury, Brent Wallace of TSN Ottawa reports.
Jan 23, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Cedric Paquette | Paquette will not return to Saturday's game versus the Jets due to a lower-body injury.
Oct 23, 2019 Activated Tampa Bay Lightning | activated C Cedric Paquette from injured reserve.
Sep 27, 2019 Fined (NHL) fined C Cedric Paquette $2,500 for high-sticking.
Jul 5, 2019 Tampa Bay Lightning | signed C Cedric Paquette to a two-year, $3.3 million contract.
Jul 5, 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning | re-signed C Cedric Paquette to a one-year, $1 million contract.
Dec 3, 2017 Tampa Bay Lightning | announced C Cedric Paquette has served his suspension.
Nov 30, 2017 Suspended Tampa Bay Lightning | (NHL) suspended C Cedric Paquette one game for boarding an opponent.
Jan 5, 2017 Activated Tampa Bay Lightning | activated C Cedric Paquette from injured reserve.
Nov 5, 2014 Recalled Tampa Bay Lightning | recalled C Cedric Paquette from Syracuse (AHL).
Oct 31, 2014 Assigned Tampa Bay Lightning | assigned C Cedric Paquette to Syracuse (AHL).
Oct 24, 2014 Recalled Tampa Bay Lightning | recalled C Cedric Paquette from Syracuse (AHL).
Apr 11, 2014 Recalled Tampa Bay Lightning | recalled C Cedric Paquette from Syracuse (AHL).
May 2, 2013 Tampa Bay Lightning | signed C Cedric Paquette to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Cedric Paquette
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Montréal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens logo 24 0 2 2 -6 25 160 25.00 46.20 -1.10 47.20 0.50 0.75
Cedric Paquette Stats by Elite Prospects Cedric Paquette Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2008-2009 Collège Notre-Dame Albatros QM18AAA 45 12 6 18 34 Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
2009-2010 Collège Notre-Dame Albatros QM18AAA 32 10 18 28 83 Playoffs 8 5 2 7 0
2010-2011 Collège Notre-Dame Albatros QM18AAA 34 28 27 55 102 Playoffs 17 5 11 16 0
2010-2011 Montréal Juniors QMJHL 4 0 0 0 2
Draft Yr 2011-2012 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 63 31 17 48 88 Playoffs 11 7 10 17 0
2012-2013 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 63 27 56 83 103 Playoffs 15 7 5 12 0
2012-2013 QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 4
2013-2014 Syracuse Crunch AHL 70 20 24 44 153
2013-2014 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 0 1 1 0 26 100.00 44.99 -16.55 36.41 -23.73 0.00 2.30 Playoffs 4 0 2 2 0
2014-2015 Syracuse Crunch AHL 5 4 3 7 7
2014-2015 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 64 12 7 19 51 719 50.00 50.97 -4.34 52.07 -3.46 0.83 1.25 Playoffs 24 3 0 3 0
2015-2016 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 56 6 5 11 51 601 40.00 50.63 -3.31 51.48 -1.45 0.50 0.80 Playoffs 17 0 1 1 0
2016-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 58 4 6 10 80 567 41.94 46.09 -4.97 49.67 -2.21 0.42 0.95
2017-2018 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 56 5 4 9 41 534 43.24 49.20 -4.09 49.69 -3.65 0.56 0.90 Playoffs 17 1 1 2 0
2018-2019 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 13 4 17 80 787 50.00 50.82 -3.67 46.41 -6.72 0.84 1.14 Playoffs 4 1 0 1 0
2019-2020 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 61 7 11 18 42 659 45.50 47.90 -6.30 48.90 -5.40 0.36 1.27 Playoffs 25 0 3 3 0
2020-2021 Ottawa Senators NHL 9 1 0 1 4 71 18.20 39.30 -13.40 36.80 -14.60 0.85 0.85
2020-2021 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 38 3 4 7 17 327 41.70 55.50 2.70 53.30 0.20 0.18 0.18 Playoffs 4 0 1 1 0
2021-2022 Montréal Canadiens NHL 24 0 2 2 25 160 25.00 46.20 -1.10 47.20 0.50 0.75
2021-2022 Laval Rocket AHL 14 9 1 10 28 Playoffs 6 3 1 4 0
Cedric Paquette Stats by Elite Prospects | Cedric Paquette Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team Montreal Canadiens logo
Signing Date July 28, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Olivier Fortier
Standard Contract | 1 Years $950,000 1.17% of cap space
2021-2022
Cap Hit $950,000
UFA
AAV $950,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $950,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $950,000
Minors Salary $950,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Signing Date July 5, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Emilie Castonguay
Standard Contract | 2 Years $3,300,000 2.02% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $1,650,000 $1,650,000
UFA
AAV $1,650,000 $1,650,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $1,650,000 $1,650,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $1,650,000 $1,650,000
Minors Salary $1,650,000 $1,650,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Signing Date July 5, 2018
Signing Status RFA
Agent Christian Daigle
Standard Contract | 1 Years $1,000,000 1.26% of cap space
2018-2019
Cap Hit $1,000,000
RFA
AAV $1,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $1,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $1,000,000
Minors Salary $1,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Signing Date June 24, 2016
Signing Status RFA
Agent Christian Daigle
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,625,000 1.11% of cap space
2016-2017 2017-2018
Cap Hit $812,500 $812,500
RFA
AAV $812,500 $812,500
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $800,000 $825,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $800,000 $825,000
Minors Salary $800,000 $825,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Signing Date May 21, 2013
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,775,000 0.98% of cap space
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Cap Hit $633,333 $633,333 $633,333
RFA
AAV $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
Performance Bonuses $300,000 $300,000 $275,000
Base Salary $550,000 $550,000 $575,000
Signing Bonuses $75,000 $75,000 $75,000
Total Salary $625,000 $625,000 $650,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year