Daniel Paille
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Born April 15 1984 (1984-04-15) (age 36),
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 Edit

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 Edit

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 Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99Welland Tigers Bantam AAAOMHA5242418340-----
1999–00Welland CougarsGHL421417371916161632
2000–01Guelph StormOHL642231535742022
2001–02Guelph StormOHL622730575395279
2002–03Guelph StormOHL54302757281186146
2003–04Guelph StormOHL593743806322991814
2004–05Rochester AmericansAHL791415295492246
2005–06Rochester AmericansAHL4514132729
2005–06Buffalo SabresNHL141232
2006–07Rochester AmericansAHL297142112
2006–07Buffalo SabresNHL2938111810000
2007–08Buffalo SabresNHL7719163514
2008–09Buffalo SabresNHL7312152720
2009–10Buffalo SabresNHL20110
2009–10Boston BruinsNHL741091912130222
2010–11Boston BruinsNHL43671328253364
NHL totals 312 51 58 109 94 39 3 5 8 6


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

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

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