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Paul Boutilier
Position Defenceman
Shot Right
6 ft 00 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Winnipeg Jets
New York Rangers
Boston Bruins
Minnesota North Stars
New York Islanders
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1963-05-03)May 3, 1963,
Sydney, Nova Scotia
NHL Draft Round 1, 21st overall, 1981
New York Islanders
Pro Career 1982 – 1989

Paul André Boutilier (born May 3, 1963 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a retired professional defenceman. He was a member of the Stanley Cup champion New York Islanders in 1983.

Boutilier starred in the QMJHL with the Sherbrooke Castors in the early 1980's. In 1982, he helped the team reach the Memorial Cup, was named to the tournament all-star team, and was voted a first team all-star by the QMJHL. Chosen 21st overall by the New York Islanders in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft (ahead of such names as Chris Chelios and John Vanbiesbrouck), Boutilier split his first full pro season between the Islanders and the CHL's Indianapolis Checkers. He did, however, have his name inscribed on the Stanley Cup in 1983 after appearing in two playoff games for the champion Isles.

Boutilier became a regular on the Islanders' blueline in 1984–85 and recorded a career-best 35 points. He scored 34 points the next year and showed a willingness to play rough in his own zone. Over the next four years his play was less consistent. He moved around the league with the Boston Bruins, Minnesota North Stars, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, and three different minor pro clubs. He retired in 1990 after spending most of the year in Switzerland with SC Bern.


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