Lightning acquire first round pick, D Piche in 3-team trade
Downie Sent to Colorado Avalanche
The Lightning now have two first-round picks in 2012 along with a maximum of four and a minimum of three selections in the second round.
Piche, 6-foot, 202 pounds, has played in 42 career AHL games with the Grand Rapids Griffins, recording five points (0-5-5). This season he has played in 22 games, notching three assists. Piche signed with the Red Wings as a free agent on April 12, 2009.
Piche has been assigned to the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.