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Paul Baxter

Paul Baxter

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: October 25, 1955
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 189 DRAFTED: PIT / 1975 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 3rd   (49th overall)
Selected by Cleveland (WHA) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1974. Suffered eventual season-ending knee injury in game vs. Maine (NAHL), October 19, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (WHA) after Cleveland (WHA) franchise folded, June, 1976. Reclaimed by Pittsburgh from Quebec prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Claimed as a priority selection by Quebec prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 7, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, September 29, 1983.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday