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2015 NHL Draft
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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.
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He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft