Paul Szczechura
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Position Centre
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
NHL Team Buffalo Sabres

former team(s) = Tampa Bay Lightning

Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1985-11-30)November 30, 1985,
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 career[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Brantford Golden Eagles OMHA 42 29 41 70 28
2003–04 Western Michigan University NCAA 39 9 11 20 12
2004–05 Western Michigan University NCAA 37 6 23 29 22
2005–06 Western Michigan University NCAA 40 10 26 36 47
2006–07 Western Michigan University NCAA 37 19 26 45 26
2006–07 Iowa Stars AHL 14 3 4 7 19 10 3 1 4 8
2007–08 Iowa Stars AHL 29 2 3 5 15
2007–08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 24 14 12 26 16
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 33 13 16 29 26
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 31 4 5 9 12
2009–10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 35 8 21 29 24
2009–10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 52 5 2 7 18
2010–11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 79 22 30 52 43 3 1 0 1 4
NHL totals 83 9 7 16 30

References[edit | edit source]

  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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