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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.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery