Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Andrea
One of only a handful of Nova Scotians to make it to the NHL, Andrea's career spanned four mostly part-time seasons under the big top and many more in the minors. However, his achievements were enough to earn him induction into the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame in 1987 in large measure because he played pro 15 years, even though that amounted to only 150 NHL games.

Andrea moved to Guelph to play junior starting in 1958, but then played with the EPHL, not a traditional means to get to the NHL. He became Rangers property and was called up for four games during the 1965-66 season, but immediately after expansion the Blueshirts traded him to Pittsburgh in a multi-player deal. He led the CPHL in scoring with 37 goals the previous year but dipped to just eleven in his first season with the Penguins and a year later he was on the move again, this time to the WHL.

Oakland picked him up for a few games, and then came Buffalo, his last NHL stop. Andrea pursued a career in the WHA, playing two full seasons before winding up in the minors again, retiring in 1975 after spending a few weeks with the Cape Cod Codders of the NAHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1958-59 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 23 5 0 5 2 9 1 2 3 5
1959-60 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 48 11 20 31 21 5 0 2 2 0
1960-61 Guelph Royals OHA-Jr. 48 29 33 62 30 14 3 11 14 20
1960-61 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 2 0 0 0 0
1961-62 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 16 4 0 4 8 7 2 2 4 2
1961-62 Vancouver Canucks WHL 24 4 1 5 0
1962-63 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 28 9 10 19 8 8 2 1 3 4
1963-64 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 71 27 30 57 12 11 2 2 4 2
1964-65 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 65 25 39 64 8 11 3 4 7 0
1965-66 New York Rangers NHL 4 1 1 2 0
1965-66 Minnesota Rangers CPHL 64 37 43 80 12 7 1 3 4 2
1966-67 Omaha Knights CPHL 69 37 46 83 22 12 6 7 13 2
1967-68 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 65 11 21 32 2 -2
1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 25 7 6 13 2 -10
1968-69 Amarillo Wranglers CHL 47 23 29 52 22
1969-70 Vancouver Canucks WHL 72 44 47 91 13 11 5 7 12 6
1970-71 California Seals NHL 9 1 0 1 2 -6
1970-71 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 11 21 32 4 -16
1971-72 Cincinnati Swords AHL 69 14 58 72 18 10 5 6 11 6
1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 66 21 30 51 12 9 2 8 10 2
1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 69 15 18 33 14 5 1 0 1 0
1973-74 Jacksonville Barons AHL 8 1 3 4 2
1974-75 Tulsa Oilers CHL 9 5 1 6 0
1974-75 Cape Cod Codders NAPro 33 8 32 40 26
NHL Totals 150 31 49 80 10


CPHL First All-Star Team (1966)
WHL Second All-Star Team (1970)
Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with George Konik, Dunc McCallum and Frank Francis for Larry Jeffrey, June 6, 1967. Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Pittsburgh with John Arbour and the loan of Andy Bathgate for the 1969-70 season for Bryan Hextall Jr., May 20, 1969. Claimed by Oakland from Vancouver (WHL) in Intra-League Draft, June 9, 1970. Claimed on waivers by Buffalo from California, November 4, 1970. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Cleveland (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for future considerations, June, 1972.