Pageau, Jean-Gabriel Jean-Gabriel "J-G" Pageau (born November 11, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators (NHL). The Senators picked him in the fourth round (96th overall) at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
He previously played with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). In 2009–10, he led all QMJHL rookies in points with 93 while playing only 49 games due to injury. He also won the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the league's most valuable player after posting 57 goals and 30 assists for 87 points in only nine playoff games.
Pageau made his NHL debut on October 4, 2014, against the New York Rangers. He scored his first career goal the following night against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Kingdomets. On January 26, 2015, Pageau recorded his first career hat trick during a 5-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is the second rookie after Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes to score 10 or more goals in their NHL debut season after doing so in 2007-08.
Pageau was traded by the Islanders to the Senators in exchange for Matt Donovan on February 28, 2016. He signed a two-year contract extension with Ottawa on July 25, 2016.
# 44 (Center Jean-Gabriel Pageau/Current clubs) New York IslandersJean-Gabriel "J-G" Pageau (born November 11, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the National Hockey League's New York Islanders (NHL). He has played in the NHL since 2013 after playing four seasons with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).
Pageau was drafted by the Islanders with their third-round pick at the 2011 NHL Draft. He joined them on an amateur tryout contract before making his NHL debut in 2013–14. He scored his first career goal that season against Marc-André Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Pageau signed a three-year, $3.6 million contract with the Islanders on July 1, 2015. He has been named to the All-Star Game each of the last two years and won the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 2016 as the best defensive forward in the league.
Pageau is the son of former NHL player Jean-Guy Pageau. He also has two sisters: Émilie and Elodie. The family lives in Saint-Georges, Quebec.
When he isn't playing hockey, J-G spends his time training, working out, or watching movies.
Blake Comeau is a professional ice hockey player from Canada who currently plays in the National Hockey League (NHL). Blake Comeau is presently a right winger with the Dallas Stars in 2019. Blake Comeau has formerly played for the New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Colorado Avalanche, among others. He was drafted ninth overall by the Islanders in 2004.
Comeau made his NHL debut on October 4, 2005, against the Ottawa Senators. That night he scored his first career goal at the age of 19 years and 295 days. He finished with two goals and three assists for five points in eight games that season. The next year, Comeau improved upon those numbers with 26 goals and 49 assists for 75 points in 82 games.
In 2008-09, Comeau again led the Islanders in scoring with 77 points (26G, 51A) while playing all 82 games. He also ranked second on the team with 21 power play goals and first with four game-winning goals. Comeau won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward during the 2008-09 season.
In 2009-10, Comeau continued to be one of the top offensive players for the Islanders, ranking third on the team in scoring with 79 points (24G, 55A). He also had 20 power play goals and four game-winning goals while playing all 82 games for the fourth consecutive season.
Nathan Scott Thompson (born October 5, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey player with the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens (NHL). He formerly played for the Los Angeles Kings, the Boston Bruins, the New York Islanders, the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Anaheim Ducks, and the Ottawa Senators. The son of former NHL player Joe Thompson, he has also been called "The Future of Hockey" by some media members.
Thompson was born in Morristown, New Jersey but grew up in Stony Brook, New York. As a youth, he played in the 1999 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the U.S. national team. He made his NHL debut on April 4, 2008, against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Staples Center. He scored his first career goal four days later, also against the Penguins, this time at the Pepsi Arena in Denver. He became only the third rookie in NHL history to score a goal in their opening game after Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux had done so previously. On May 24, 2008, the Montreal Canadiens announced that they had signed Thompson to a three-year entry level contract. He was immediately assigned to play with AHL club, the Hamilton Bulldogs.
In 2009-10 season, he led all rookies in goals with 36 and was second in points with 77. He was named to the 2010 NHL All-Rookie Team.
Andreas Johnny Lilja (born July 13, 1975) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman who played with the Los Angeles Kings, Florida Panthers, Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks, and Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played with Lulea HF of the Swedish Superleague (SHL). Lilja was born in Luleå, Sweden.
Lilja began his career with Lulea HF before joining Djurgårdens IF's junior team in 1992. The following year, he made his debut with the senior club, appearing in 14 games as they won the Swedish Championship. In 1995–96, Lilja helped Djurgården win its third consecutive championship. That same season, he appeared in his first NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens on November 15, 1995. Lilja spent three more seasons with Djurgården before moving to North America where he finished his career with the Los Angeles Kings in 1999–2000. After playing one season with Lukko Rauma in Finland, Lilja returned to Sweden for one final campaign with Lulea HF before retiring in 2003.
Lilja was drafted by the Kings in the second round (44th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He quickly became an important part of their defense corps and helped them reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2000.