Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Evans
A draft pick of the Los Angeles Kings, it took J. Paul Evans four years in the minors and a trade to get him to the National Hockey League with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1978-79. Evans, who was born in Toronto, Ontario on May 2, 1954, played 44 games with the Flyers that year, scoring six goals and eleven points. A centre, he put up 40 more points in the minors that year.

Despite logging 44 games as a rookie, Evans spent the 1979-80 season entirely in the minors, but posted solid numbers with the Maine Mariners. He played 80 games and scored 77 points. The next year, he returned to the NHL but played just one game with the Flyers. Again Evans proved he could score at the minor pro level this time amassing 80 points in 78 games.

Again he didn't make it back to the NHL the next season, this time upping his totals with the Mariners to 90 points in 79 games. He was named to the AHL Second All-Star Team for his efforts.

He was given a chance to be a regular with the Flyers and took advantage of it in 1982-83. Playing a career high 58 games that year, Evans scored eight goals and added 20 assists. Despite his breakthrough, Evans spent the next two years of his career back in Maine and retired following the 1984-85 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1970-71 North York Rangers ON-Jr.B
1971-72 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 57 30 38 68 10 5 2 2 4 0
1972-73 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 63 29 47 76 22
1973-74 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 69 52 60 112 45
1974-75 Saginaw Gears IHL 60 21 35 56 42
1975-76 Saginaw Gears IHL 78 32 53 85 65 12 3 10 13 6
1976-77 Saginaw Gears IHL 78 50 62 112 53 19 10 15 25 2
1977-78 Springfield Indians AHL 8 4 6 10 6
1977-78 Maine Mariners AHL 66 26 35 61 28 12 3 6 9 14
1978-79 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 44 6 5 11 12 -3
1978-79 Maine Mariners AHL 32 16 24 40 36 10 4 13 17 10
1979-80 Maine Mariners AHL 80 21 56 77 66 12 3 7 10 18
1980-81 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
1980-81 Maine Mariners AHL 78 28 52 80 49 20 4 7 11 36
1981-82 Maine Mariners AHL 79 33 57 90 42 4 2 3 5 2
1982-83 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 58 8 20 28 20 +16 1 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Maine Mariners AHL 76 23 36 59 65 17 3 7 10 4
1984-85 Maine Mariners AHL 78 17 36 53 26 11 3 2 5 0
NHL Totals 103 14 25 39 34 1 0 0 0 0


IHL First All-Star Team (1977)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1981)
Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles to complete transaction that sent Steve Short to Los Angeles (June 17, 1977), November 3, 1977.