Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Broten
Although Paul Broten didn't have the same impact in the NHL as his brothers Neal and Aaron, he was a solid right-winger who worked tirelessly in the corners and as a penalty killer. He played over 300 games for three different clubs and his work ethic was often contagious.

The native of Roseau, Minnesota was chosen 77th overall by the New York Rangers in 1984 after an outstanding year in high school. He opted to attend the University of Minnesota where he was an important two-way competitor for four seasons. In 1988-89, he scored 28 goals as a rookie pro with the Denver Rangers of the IHL. Broten split the next two years between the minors and the NHL before joining the Rangers as a regular in 1991-92.

The robust winger's energetic play helped New York finish at the top of the NHL standings in 1992, but the club was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. He continued to check well and kill penalties in 1992-93 but the Blueshirts regressed and missed the post-season. The Rangers opted to make changes and Broten was claimed on waivers by the Dallas Stars. His hard working style and responsible defensive play pleased coach Bob Gainey. He was a regular for two seasons but the Stars elected to alter their roster when they were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs.

Broten was traded to the St. Louis Blues for veteran forward Guy Carbonneau on the eve of the 1995-96 season. He played only 17 games for the Blues and spent most of the next three years in the minors. Broten retired after playing the 1998-99 season with the Berlin Capitals in Germany.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Roseau Rams High-MN 26 26 29 55 4
1984-85 University of Minnesota WCHA 44 8 8 16 26
1985-86 University of Minnesota WCHA 38 6 16 22 24
1986-87 University of Minnesota WCHA 48 17 22 39 52
1987-88 University of Minnesota WCHA 38 18 21 39 42
1988-89 Denver Rangers IHL 77 28 31 59 133 4 0 2 2 6
1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 32 5 3 8 26 -4 6 1 1 2 2
1989-90 Flint Spirits IHL 28 17 9 26 55
1990-91 New York Rangers NHL 28 4 6 10 18 +7 5 0 0 0 2
1990-91 Binghamton Rangers AHL 8 2 2 4 4
1991-92 New York Rangers NHL 74 13 15 28 102 +14 13 1 2 3 10
1992-93 New York Rangers NHL 60 5 9 14 48 -6
1993-94 Dallas Stars NHL 64 12 12 24 30 +18 9 1 1 2 2
1994-95 Dallas Stars NHL 47 7 9 16 36 -7 5 1 2 3 2
1995-96 St. Louis Blues NHL 17 0 1 1 4 -1
1995-96 Worcester IceCats AHL 50 22 21 43 42 3 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 59 19 28 47 82
1997-98 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 81 9 12 21 80 -22 9 3 1 4 8
1998-99 Berlin Capitals Germany 50 8 15 23 100
1998-99 United States WC-Q 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 322 46 55 101 264 38 4 6 10 18


Brother of Neal and Aaron Claimed by Dallas from NY Rangers in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1993. Traded to St. Louis by Dallas for Guy Carbonneau, October 2, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (IHL), August 25, 1997.