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Daniel Paille
Danielpaille2.jpg
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Born (1984-04-15)April 15, 1984,
Welland, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 20th overall, 2002
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 2004 – present

Daniel Paille (born April 15, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 20th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Early life

Paille was raised in Welland, Ontario. He went to Saint François Elementary School and École Secondaire Confédération. Paille played his minor hockey with his hometown Welland Tigers of the OMHA's South Central AAA league. His teammates growing up in Welland included several future NHL'ers including Nathan Horton, Daniel Girardi and Andre Deveaux. He admired Steve Yzerman when he was growing up.

Playing career

Paille played junior hockey for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s Guelph Storm. He was also the member of Team Canada for the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and the Team Canada captain for the 2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, winning silver medals in both tournaments.

Paille scored his first NHL goal on January 14, 2006, against the Los Angeles Kings. In the summer of 2007, Paille signed a one-year, $535,000 one-way contract to remain in Buffalo, then re-signed with Sabres for two years, which was announced on July 16, 2008, for $2.2 million: $900,000 in the first year, and in the second, $1,300,000.

Paille was traded to the Boston Bruins on October 20, 2009 for a third-round and a conditional fourth-round draft selection. Paille's move to Boston marked the first ever trade of a player under contract between the two division rivals in their common 39 years in the NHL.[1]

Paille won the Stanley Cup along with the rest of the Boston Bruins on June 15, 2011 against the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-0 game. He was a major contributor on the penalty kill, as he and linemate Gregory Campbell played a huge role in keeping the high-powered Vancouver powerplay to only 2 goals in the seven game series.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Welland Tigers Bantam AAA OMHA 52 42 41 83 40 - - - - -
1999–00 Welland Cougars GHL 42 14 17 37 19 16 16 16 32
2000–01 Guelph Storm OHL 64 22 31 53 57 4 2 0 2 2
2001–02 Guelph Storm OHL 62 27 30 57 53 9 5 2 7 9
2002–03 Guelph Storm OHL 54 30 27 57 28 11 8 6 14 6
2003–04 Guelph Storm OHL 59 37 43 80 63 22 9 9 18 14
2004–05 Rochester Americans AHL 79 14 15 29 54 9 2 2 4 6
2005–06 Rochester Americans AHL 45 14 13 27 29
2005–06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 1 2 3 2
2006–07 Rochester Americans AHL 29 7 14 21 12
2006–07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 29 3 8 11 18 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 19 16 35 14
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 12 15 27 20
2009–10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 74 10 9 19 12 13 0 2 2 2
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 43 6 7 13 28 25 3 3 6 4
NHL totals 312 51 58 109 94 39 3 5 8 6

References

  1. Vogl, John. Sabres move forward without Paille. Buffalo News. Archived from the original on 2012-05-24. Retrieved on 2009-10-21.

External links

Preceded by
Keith Ballard
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
2002
Succeeded by
Thomas Vanek


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