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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Oct 16--Wilf Paiement

Wilf Paiement

Selected by Kansas City Scouts round 1 #2 overall 1974 NHL Amateur Draft.

The young Wilf Paiement played his minor hockey in Northern Ontario until he was surprised by his high school principal who informed him that, according to the Globe & Mail, he'd just been drafted #1 by the Niagara Falls Flyers of the OHA.
Two seasons later, the Scouts transferred their franchise to Colorado where Paiement skated for their new incarnation as the Rockies. There, he continued to be a team leader until he was whisked away to Toronto for the popular Lanny McDonald.  He moved on the join a strong Nordiques lineup that made effective use of his robust play, during the days of their great "Battle of Quebec" against the Canadiens.
By 1986, injuries began to take a toll on his performance as he made brief stops with the Rangers, Sabres and Penguins. He finally left the NHL in 1988 to play 28 games with Muskegon of the IHL before retiring from hockey.

1974-1988K.C./Colo., Toronto, Quebec
NYR, Buffalo, Pittsburgh
1978-1986COL, TOR, QUE, NYR69181735185


Received this blue ink signed card IP at one of the Gretzky Tennis Tournaments.

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