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Paul Boutilier

Paul Boutilier  #27

Defenseman
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: May 3, 1963
BIRTHPLACE: Sydney, NS, Canada
DRAFTED: NYI / 1981 NHL Entry Draft
ROUND: 1st   (21st overall)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1982) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1982) AHL First All-Star Team (1989) Transferred to Boston by NY Islanders as compensation for the NY Islanders' signing of free agent Brian Curran, August 6, 1986. Traded to Minnesota by Boston for Minnesota's 4th round choice (Darwin McPherson) in 1987 Entry Draft, March 10, 1987. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota with Jari Gronstrand for Jay Caufield and Dave Gagner, October 8, 1987. Traded to Winnipeg by NY Rangers for future considerations, December 16, 1987.
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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson