Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Ranheim
Although Missouri born, Paul Ranheim developed his hockey expertise in Minnesota's dynamic youth hockey programs. He skated for Edina High School where he captained his team and led them to the State Championships in 1983-84.

On the strength of his budding potential, he was drafted straightaway by the Calgary Flames. But with leanings towards his education, Ranhiem delayed his professional options to attend the University of Wisconsin. In his senior year, he finished the season as a WCHA First-Team All-Star and a NCAA West First-Team All-American.

In 1988-89, Ranheim turned pro, playing most of his first season with the Salt Lake City Golden Eagles of the IHL. His second year brought a full-time promotion to the NHL with the Flames. By that time, he was definitely NHL material. Over the five seasons that followed, he played a well-rounded game balanced by impeccably sound defensive coverage in his own zone plus versatility up front as a quick-skating winger who could skate on either side of centre. He also packed a pretty decent wrist shot that made his Flames' stint the most offensively prolific of his career.

Near the end of the 1993-94 campaign, however, his role underwent a shift with his trade to the Hartford Whalers. His new assignment was more in the vein of a defensive specialist. His offensive numbers naturally declined while his team remained on the outside looking in at the playoffs each year. Ranheim made the transition from Hartford to Carolina in 1997 and remained with the club until his trade to the Philadelphia Flyers in 2000.

Ranheim spent parts of three seasons in Philly, before he was acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes early in the 2002-03 season. After only one season with the Coyotes, Ranheim retired from the game following the season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Edina Hornets High-MN 26 12 25 37 4
1983-84 Edina Hornets High-MN 26 16 24 40 6
1984-85 University of Wisconsin WCHA 42 11 11 22 40
1985-86 University of Wisconsin WCHA 33 17 17 34 34
1985-86 United States WJC-A 7 6 3 9 8
1986-87 University of Wisconsin WCHA 42 24 35 59 54
1987-88 University of Wisconsin WCHA 44 36 26 62 63
1988-89 Calgary Flames NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -3
1988-89 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 75 68 29 97 16 14 5 5 10 8
1989-90 Calgary Flames Fr-Tour 4 2 0 2 0
1989-90 Calgary Flames NHL 80 26 28 54 23 +27 6 1 3 4 2
1989-90 United States WEC-A 9 4 0 4 6
1990-91 Calgary Flames NHL 39 14 16 30 4 +20 7 2 2 4 0
1991-92 Calgary Flames NHL 80 23 20 43 32 +16
1991-92 United States WC-A 6 2 1 3 2
1992-93 Calgary Flames NHL 83 21 22 43 26 -4 6 0 1 1 0
1993-94 Calgary Flames NHL 67 10 14 24 20 -7
1993-94 Hartford Whalers NHL 15 0 3 3 2 -11
1994-95 Hartford Whalers NHL 47 6 14 20 10 -3
1995-96 Hartford Whalers NHL 73 10 20 30 14 -2
1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 67 10 11 21 18 -13
1996-97 United States WC-A 8 2 0 2 2
1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 73 5 9 14 28 -11
1998-99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 78 9 10 19 39 +4 6 0 0 0 2
1999-00 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 9 13 22 6 -14
2000-01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 80 10 7 17 14 +2 6 0 2 2 2
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 5 4 9 36 +5 5 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 28 0 4 4 6 -4
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 40 3 4 7 10 -4
NHL Totals 1013 161 199 360 288 36 3 8 11 6


WCHA Second All-Star Team (1987)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1988)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1988)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1989)
Ken McKenzie Trophy (U.S.- Born Rookie of the Year - IHL) (1989)
Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year - IHL) (1989)
Missed majority of 1990-91 due to ankle injury vs. Minnesota, December 11, 1990. Traded to Hartford by Calgary with Gary Suter and Ted Drury for James Patrick, Zarley Zalapski and Michael Nylander, March 10, 1994. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Philadelphia by Carolina for Philadelphia's 8th round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Darren Reid) in 2002 Entry Draft, May 31, 2000. Traded to Phoenix by Philadelphia for future consiserations, December 19, 2002.