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Paul Mara

Paul Mara  #22

NUMBER: 22 BIRTHDATE: September 7, 1979
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Ridgewood, NJ, United States
WEIGHT: 211 DRAFTED: TBL / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)
Traded to Windsor (OHL) by Sudbury (OHL) with Stephen Valiquette for Glenn Crawford, Kip Brennan and future considerations, December 16, 1997. Traded to Plymouth (OHL) by Windsor (OHL) with Rick Smith and future considerations for Luc Rioux, Andy Burnham and Plymouth's 1st round choice (later forwarded to Sudbury Sudbury selected Alexei Shalashenko) in CHL Import Draft, December 17, 1997. Traded to Phoenix by Tampa Bay with Mike Johnson, Ruslan Zainullin and NY Islanders' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Phoenix selected Matthew Spiller) in 2001 Entry Draft for Nikolai Khabibulin and Stan Neckar, March 5, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Hannover (Germany), October 29, 2004. Traded to Boston by Phoenix with Phoenix's 3rd round choice (later traded to Anaheim - Anaheim selected Maxime Macenauer) in 2007 Entry Draft for Nick Boynton and Boston's 4th round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Matt Frattin) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 26, 2006. Traded to NY Rangers by Boston for Aaron Ward, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 10, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, September 16, 2010. Traded to Montreal by Anaheim for Anaheim's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Brian Cooper) in 2012 Entry Draft, February 17, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ontario (ECHL), September 26, 2012.
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We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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