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Stanley Cup champion, ex-Habs forward won't be returning to NHL anytime soon

Published May 18, 2023 at 12:44
BY COOPER GODIN

After a successful first season in the KHL with Dynamo Minsk, former Stanley Cup champion and Montreal Canadiens forward Cedric Paquette has decided to remain in Russia.

According to multiple reports, Cedric Paquette has signed a two-year contract with HC Dynamo Moscow, who had a tough 2022-23 season, losing to Nizhny Novgorod in the first round of the playoffs.

Paquette, 29, was fourth round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2012 and spent parts of seven NHL seasons with them, winning the Stanley Cup in 2020. After winning the Stanley Cup, he left the Lightning and spent the 2020-21 season with Ottawa and Carolina, before signing with Montreal for the 2021-22 season. In 448 career games in the National Hockey League, Paquette had 95 points.

In his first season in the Kontinental Hockey League, Paquette helped Dynamo Minsk just barely squeak into the playoffs in the Western Conference, but they lost to SKA St. Petersburg in six games in the first round.


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Stanley Cup champion, ex-Habs forward won't be returning to NHL anytime soon

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