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Paul Baier (born February 2, 1985) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who mainly played in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Paul Baier
Born (1985-02-02) February 2, 1985 (age 34)
Summit, New Jersey, U.S.
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Rochester Americans
Portland Pirates
Binghamton Senators
Hershey Bears
SG Cortina
HC Valpellice
NHL Draft 95th overall, 2004
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2008–2014

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Playing careerEdit

Baier was drafted in the third round, 95th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to playing professional hockey, Baier attended Brown University.[1]

Unsigned from the Kings he participated in the Buffalo Sabres training camp prior to the 2008–09 season before he was released to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates. Following his first full professional season with the Pirates Baier was invited to the Ottawa Senators training camp on September 12, 2009, and played the 2009–10 season with AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.[2]

The following season Baier returned to the Rochester Americans, signing a one-year contract on September 14, 2010.[3]

Baier became a free agent for the 2011–12 season, and was signed by the Hershey Bears to a one-year AHL contract in July 2011.[4] Subsequently, the Washington Capitals invited him to their training camp in September 2011.[5]

However, Paul Baier began the 2011–12 season with the Capitals' and Bears' ECHL affiliate the South Carolina Stingrays.[6][7] On January 24, 2012, with only two games with the Hershey Bears, Baier was mutually released from his contract and immediately joined the Italian Serie A for the remainder of the year.

On July 29, 2013, he was signed to a one-year deal, alongside his younger brother Eric, as a free agent with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL.[8] After just 12 games with the Solar Bears, Baier announced his retirement midseason on January 23, 2014.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Brown University ECAC 32 2 8 10 24
2005–06 Brown University ECAC 30 0 6 6 18
2006–07 Brown University ECAC 32 1 4 5 55
2007–08 Brown University ECAC 31 2 5 7 38
2007–08 Rochester Americans AHL 9 1 3 4 5
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 62 3 8 11 67 3 0 0 0 6
2009–10 Binghamton Senators AHL 62 2 8 10 49
2010–11 Rochester Americans AHL 65 2 8 10 80
2011–12 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 39 2 6 8 40
2011–12 Hershey Bears AHL 2 0 0 0 5
2011–12 SG Cortina ITL 6 0 3 3 0 9 0 3 3 16
2012–13 HC Valpellice ITL 19 2 2 4 16 5 0 2 2 4
2013–14 Orlando Solar Bears ECHL 12 1 0 1 20
AHL totals 198 8 27 35 201 3 0 0 0 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kings Pick Two, Trade Huet For Garon On First Day Of Draft - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News
  2. ^ "Senators training camp roster" (PDF). Ottawa Senators. 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2010-06-01.
  3. ^ "Panthers sign Baier to one-year AHL contract". Rochester Americans. 2010-09-14. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  4. ^ "Bears Sign Defenseman Paul Baier for 2011-12". Hershey Bears. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  5. ^ "Capitals Announce Training Camp Schedule and Roster". Washington Capitals. 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  6. ^ "ECHL season-opening rosters". ECHL. 2011-10-13. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  7. ^ "Capitals cut 13 more from training camp roster". The Washington Post. 2011-09-21. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  8. ^ "Tanski and Baier brothers sign with Orlando". Orlando Solar Bears. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  9. ^ "Defenseman Paul Baier retires". Orlando Solar Bears. 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2014-01-23.

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