Paul Szczechura
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Position Centre
Shoots Right
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
NHL Team Buffalo Sabres

former team(s) = Tampa Bay Lightning

Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 30 1985 (1985-11-30) (age 34),
Brantford, ON, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2007 – present

Paul Szczechura (pronounced Shea-hura) (born November 30, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing careerEdit

Paul grew up in his hometown of Brantford, Ontario playing minor hockey for both the Brantford Saints and Brant Bandits AAA hockey programs. After being drafted in the 11th round of the 2001 OHL Priority Selection by the Barrie Colts, Szczechura decided to pursue an NCAA scholarship and played three seasons with the Brantford Golden Eagles of the OHA Midwestern Ontario Jr.B. League. He accepted a scholarship to Western Michigan University in 2003.

Previously, Szczechura played for Western Michigan University (CCHA), the Iowa Stars (AHL) and the Norfolk Admirals (AHL). He signed with the Lightning as a free agent on April 24, 2008, and debuted against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 2, 2008. He scored his first NHL goal against Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins on December 8, 2008.[1] Szczechura scored his second career goal and assisted on another Lightning goal on December 23, 2008 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and was named the first star of the game. He is currently signed with the Buffalo Sabres to play with their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans.[2]

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03Brantford Golden EaglesOMHA4229417028
2003–04Western Michigan UniversityNCAA399112012
2004–05Western Michigan UniversityNCAA376232922
2005–06Western Michigan UniversityNCAA4010263647
2006–07Western Michigan UniversityNCAA3719264526
2006–07Iowa StarsAHL1434719103148
2007–08Iowa StarsAHL2923515
2007–08Norfolk AdmiralsAHL2414122616
2008–09Norfolk AdmiralsAHL3313162926
2008–09Tampa Bay LightningNHL3145912
2009–10Norfolk AdmiralsAHL358212924
2009–10Tampa Bay LightningNHL5252718
2010–11Norfolk AdmiralsAHL792230524331014
NHL totals 83 9 7 16 30


  1. Paul Szczechura player profile. Tampa Bay Lightning (2010-12-12). Retrieved on 2010-12-12.
  2. SABRES SIGN MICHAEL RYAN, PAUL SZCZECHURA TO ONE-YEAR DEALS. Buffalo Sabres (2011-08-09). Retrieved on 2011-08-11.

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