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[ALUMNI BIO] Daniel Paille

BIRTHDATE: April 15, 1984

HOW ACQUIRED: Selected by Guelph in the 1st round of the 2000 OHL Priority Selection – 6th Overall

POST JR. CAREER: Following his junior career, Daniel played for Rochester (AHL), Buffalo (NHL), Boston (NHL), Ilves (Liiga), Rockford (AHL), New York (NHL), Hartford (AHL), and Brynäs IF (SHL).

CURRENT: Brynäs IF, SHL

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Lou Embro Memorial Award 2000
  • In the 2001-02 OHL Coaches Poll voted the 2nd Best Body Checker
  • Played in the 2001-02 CHL Top Prospects Game
  • In the 2002-03 OHL Coaches Poll, Dan was voted the Best Body Checker and 3rd Best Penalty Killer
  • Guelph Storm Fan Club Award (2002-03)
  • Won Silver as a member of Team Canada at the 2003-04 IIHF World Junior Championships
  • In the 2003-04 OHL Coaches Poll, Daniel was voted the Hardest Worker, Best Body Checker, Best Defensive Forward, and 2nd best Penalty Killer
  • Captained Team Canada to a Sillver Medal at the 2004 IIHF World Junior Championships
  • J. Ross Robertson Cup with the Guelph Storm (2003-04)
  • Top-25 Player All-Time in Franchise History
  • All-Time Franchise Stats:
    • T-4th in Career Goals (116)
    • 6th in Goals by a Rookie (22)
    • T-7th in Assists by a Rookie (31)
    • 8th in Points by a Rookie (53)
    • 8th in Career Points (247)
    • T-8th in Playoff Games Played (46)
    • T-8th in Playoff Points (41)
  • Stanley Cup Champion with the Boston Bruins (2010-11)
  • Spengler Cup winner with Team Canada (2015-16)
  • SHL SM-silver Medalist with Brynäs IF (2016-17)

Selected in the 1st round (20th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft

STATS:

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2000-01 Guelph Storm OHL 64 22 31 53 57 4 2 0 2 2
2001-02 Guelph Storm OHL 62 27 30 57 54 9 5 2 7 9
2002-03 Guelph Storm “A” OHL 54 30 27 57 28 11 8 6 14 6
2003-04 Guelph Storm “A” OHL 59 37 43 80 63 22 9 9 18 14
2004-05 Rochester Americans AHL 79 14 15 29 54 9 2 2 4 6
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 1 2 3 2
2005-06 Rochester Americans AHL 45 14 13 27 19
2006-07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 29 3 8 11 18 1 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Rochester Americans AHL 29 7 14 21 12
2007-08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 19 16 35 14
2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 12 15 27 20
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 1 1 0
2009-10 Boston Bruins NHL 74 10 9 19 12 13 0 2 2 2
2010-11 Boston Bruins NHL 43 6 7 13 28 25 3 3 6 4
2011-12 Boston Bruins NHL 69 9 6 15 15 7 1 0 1 2
2012-13 Ilves Liiga 8 2 4 6 6
2012-13 Boston Bruins NHL 46 10 7 17 8 22 4 5 9 0
2013-14 Boston Bruins NHL 72 9 9 18 6 7 1 0 1 2
2014-15 Boston Bruins NHL 71 6 7 13 12
2015-16 Rockford IceHogs AHL 31 1 3 4 2
2015-16 New York Rangers NHL 12 0 0 0 0
2015-16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 23 5 6 11 6
2016-17 Brynäs IF SHL 45 12 13 25 22 20 5 5 10 0

First Game: September 22, 2000 at Kitchener
First Goal: October 10, 2000 vs. Ottawa
First Assist: October 14, 2000 at Belleville

OHL: Guelph

NHL: Buffalo/Boston/New York Rangers

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