|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
170 lb (77 kg)
|Teams||New York Rangers|
California Golden Seals
Cleveland Crusaders (WHA)
|Born||July 31, 1941,|
North Sydney, NS, CAN
|Pro Career||1961 – 1975|
Paul Andrea (born July 31, 1941, in North Sydney, Nova Scotia) is a former ice hockey right winger. He played in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, California Golden Seals, and Buffalo Sabres. He also played in the World Hockey Association for the Cleveland Crusaders.
He started out with the junior Guelph Biltmores (a farm team of the New York Rangers) and turned pro with the Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers in 1961-62. Andrea was stuck in the Rangers' system until 1967, only playing in 4 games for the big team.
The Pittsburgh Penguins got him in 1967 in a trade, and Andrea played a full season in 1967-68. But he was sent down to the minors the next season. The California Golden Seals picked him up in 1970 for a few games and then the Buffalo Sabres took him on waivers. He played in 47 games for them in 1970-71, his last in the NHL.
After playing for the Cincinnati Swords in 1971-72, Andrea jumped to the Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association for two seasons. But then it was back to the minors, where he played until his retirement in 1975.
In his NHL career, Andrea played in 150 games, scoring 31 goals and adding 49 assists. He played in 135 WHA games, scoring 36 goals and adding 48 assists.