Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Jerrard
A scrappy defenceman who could also score, Paul Jerrard sampled the NHL for five games with the Minnesota North Stars in 1988-89. He was solid player in college and ended up being a fixture in the IHL for several years.

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba played a year with the fabled Notre Dame Hounds in Saskatchewan. After scoring 71 points in 60 games for the Hounds, the New York Rangers plucked him 180th overall in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. Jerrard opted to attend Lake Superior State University rather than develop in the minors. He scored 113 points in four seasons for the Lakers while clearing the front of his net on a regular basis.

During his first pro season in 1987-88, Jerrard scored 20 goals for the Colorado Rangers of the IHL. On the eve of the 1988-89 season he was involved in a trade between the Rangers and North Stars which involved former first overall pick Brian Lawton and rugged defenceman Mark Tinordi.

Jerrard played five games for Minnesota that year but received the bulk of his ice time with the Kalamazoo Wings of the IHL. He spent most of the next six years with the Wings but also skated for the short-lived Albany Choppers, the Milwaukee Admirals, and the AHL's Hershey Bears before retiring in 1995.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Notre Dame Hounds High-SK 60 34 37 71 150
1983-84 Lake Superior State CCHA 40 8 18 26 48
1984-85 Lake Superior State CCHA 43 9 25 34 61
1985-86 Lake Superior State CCHA 40 13 11 24 34
1986-87 Lake Superior State CCHA 35 10 19 29 56
1987-88 Colorado Rangers IHL 77 20 28 48 182 11 2 4 6 40
1988-89 Denver Rangers IHL 2 1 1 2 21
1988-89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 5 0 0 0 4 +1
1988-89 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 68 15 25 40 195 6 2 1 3 37
1989-90 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 60 9 18 27 134 7 1 1 2 11
1990-91 Albany Choppers IHL 7 0 3 3 30
1990-91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 62 10 23 33 111 7 0 0 0 13
1991-92 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 76 4 24 28 123 12 1 7 8 31
1992-93 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 80 8 11 19 187
1993-94 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 24 0 2 2 60
1993-94 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 28 6 3 9 58 2 0 0 0 8
1994-95 Hershey Bears AHL 66 17 11 28 118 6 0 1 18
1995-96 Hershey Bears AHL 25 1 7 8 63
1995-96 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 19 0 1 1 43 4 0 0 0 2
1996-97 Hershey Bears AHL 62 3 13 16 144 22 1 5 6 24
NHL Totals 5 0 0 0 4


Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers with Mark Tinordi, Mike Sullivan, the rights to Bret Barnett and Los Angeles' 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Murray Garbutt) in 1989 Entry Draft for Brian Lawton, Igor Liba and the rights to Rick Bennett, October 11, 1988.