| Nicolas Petan|
600,000 USD (2015)
Ice hockey player
| March 22, 1995 (age 20)
Delta, BC, CAN (1995-03-22) |
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
43rd overall, 2013
Nicolas Petan Wikipedia
Nicolas Petan (born March 22, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre, who is currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League (NHL). Petan was selected by the Jets in the 2nd round (43rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Petan, who played in the WHL since the 2010–11 season with the Portland Winterhawks, was rewarded for his outstanding performance during the 2012–13 WHL season by being named to the 2013 WHL West First All-Star Team. Petan led the WHL with 74 assists, and shared the overall points title with Brendan Leipsic, finishing with 120 points in 68 games. Petan scored 9 goals with 19 assists in 21 playoff games and was plus-13 with 16 penalty minutes. The Winterhawks reached the Memorial Cup championship game, falling 6-4 to Halifax. Petan scored 1 goal with 9 assists and was plus-1 in five Memorial Cup games.
In the 2013–14 season, Petan had 35 goals and led the WHL with 78 assists; finishing plus-47 with 69 penalty minutes. Portland finished first in the US Division, and reached the WHL Finals for the fourth straight year. The Winter Hawks fell, to eventual Memorial Cup champion Edmonton Oil Kings. Petan scored 7 goals with 21 assists and was plus-7, with 38 penalty minutes in 21 playoff games. Petan signed a three-year, entry-level contact, with the Winnipeg Jets in December 2013. In 2014–15, Petan returned to the Winterhawks for his final year of junior eligibility and finished with 89 points in the regular season and another 28 points in the WHL playoffs.
After finishing major junior hockey, Petan immediately jumped to the NHL, starting the 2015–16 season with the Winnipeg Jets. He scored a goal in his NHL debut for the Jets on October 8, 2015 against Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins. On November 19, 2015, he was reassigned to the Manitoba Moose. The Jets recalled Petan on March 17, 2016.
Petan helped Canada win a gold medal, with Canada’s U18 team, in the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. During the 2013–14 season, he represented the WHL in the Subway Series, and played for the Canada U20 team in the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Petan was invited back, for the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Petan was instrumental in Canada's Gold Medal win, including a hat-trick against Slovakia in the semi-final.