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Paul Kruse

Paul Kruse  #29

Left Wing
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: March 15, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Merritt, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 214 DRAFTED: CGY / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (83rd overall)
Traded to NY Islanders by Calgary for Colorado's 3rd round choice (previously acquired by NY Islanders later traded to Hartford Hartford selected Francis Lessard) in 1997 Entry Draft, November 27, 1996. Traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders with Jason Holland for Jason Dawe, March 24, 1998. Loaned to Utah (IHL) by Buffalo after clearing NHL waivers, January 11, 2000. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Sheffield (Britain), September 20, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Belfast (Britain), August 8, 2002.
Quote of the Day

We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5