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Born May 3, 1963 (1963-05-03) (age 46),
Sydney, Nova Scotia
6 ft 00 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Pro clubs Winnipeg Jets
New York Rangers
Boston Bruins
Minnesota North Stars
New York Islanders
NHL Draft Round 1, 21st overall, 1981
New York Islanders
Career 1982 – 1989

Paul André Boutilier (born May 3, 1963 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman. He was a member of the Stanley Cup champion New York Islanders in 1983.


Playing career

Boutilier starred in the QMJHL with the Sherbrooke Castors in the early 1980's. In 1982, he helped the team reach the Memorial Cup finals, however his team lost to the Kitchener Rangers. He was named to the tournament all-star team, and was voted a first team all-star by the QMJHL. Chosen 21st overall by the New York Islanders in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft (ahead of such future NHL stars as Chris Chelios and John Vanbiesbrouck), Boutilier split his first full pro season between the Islanders and the CHL's Indianapolis Checkers. He did, however, have his name inscribed on the Stanley Cup in 1983 after appearing in two playoff games for the champion Isles. He also attended McGill University during off-seasons[1].

Boutilier became a regular on the Islanders' blueline in 1984–85 and recorded a career-best 35 points. He scored 34 points the next year and showed a willingness to play rough in his own zone. Over the next four years his play was less consistent. He moved around the league with the Boston Bruins, Minnesota North Stars, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, and three different minor pro clubs. He retired in 1990 after spending most of the year in Switzerland with SC Bern.


Boutilier was named St. Mary's (AUAA) assistant coach prior to the 1991-92 season and remained in that position through 1992-93. He was promoted to head coach prior to 1993-94 season and remained in that position through 1996-97.


After retiring from hockey, Boutilier became a regular on the Canadian curling circuit, serving as head of the World Curling Tour and World Curling Players' Association.

Awards & honors

  • QMJHL First All-Star Team (1982)
  • QMJHL Bouchard Trophy (Defenseman of Year) 1981-82
  • Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team (1982)
  • AHL First All-Star Team (1989)
  • Inducted to Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame, 1994[2]

External links


  1. ^ "1981 NHL DRAFT PICK - Paul Boutilier". 6 November, 2001. Retrieved 2009-09-26.  
  2. ^ "1981 NHL DRAFT PICK - Paul Boutilier". 6 November, 2001. Retrieved 2009-09-26.  


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