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Paul Shmyr

Paul Shmyr

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: January 28, 1946
BIRTHPLACE: Cudworth, SK, Canada
WHA First All-Star Team (1973, 1974, 1976) Dennis Murphy Trophy (Outstanding Defenseman WHA) (1976) WHA Second All-Star Team (1979) Traded to Chicago by NY Rangers for Camille Henry, August 17, 1967. Traded to California by Chicago with Gilles Meloche for Gerry Desjardins, October 18, 1971. Selected by Miami-Philadelphia (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Cleveland (WHA) by Philadelphia (WHA) for future considerations, September, 1972. Traded to San Diego (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) with Gerry Pinder for Ray Adduono, Bob Wall and cash, September, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA) after San Diego (WHA) franchise folded, August, 1977. Claimed by Minnesota in Cleveland-Minnesota Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978. Reclaimed by Minnesota from Edmonton prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Hartford, October, 1981.
Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh