Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Hurley
Defenceman Paul Hurley played one game for the Boston Bruins in 1968-69. He was a tough customer in his own zone and could contribute on offense. Most of his career took place in the WHA and the minors.

Born in Melrose, Massachusetts, Hurley spent four years at Boston College. In 1969 he was placed on the ECAC first all-star team and voted an NCAA east first team all-American. The young rearguard also spent time on the US national team and represented his country at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics.

Apart from his one game stint with the Bruins, Hurley spent his first 2 1/2 pro seasons in the CHL and AHL. Prior to the 1972-73 season, he joined the New England Whalers of the newly founded WHA and was a member of the league's first championship team later that year. He spent over three years with the Whalers the spent some time with the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Cowboys before retiring in 1977.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1962-63 Melrose High School High-MA
1963-64 Deerfield Academy High-MA
1964-65 Boston College Eagles ECAC 18 22 13 35
1965-66 Boston College Eagles ECAC 27 9 26 35 22
1966-67 Boston College Eagles ECAC 28 32 23 55 19
1966-67 United States WEC-A 7 1 2 3 2
1967-68 Concord Eastern Olympics NESHL 21 9 7 16 6
1967-68 United States Nat-Tm 3 14 17
1967-68 United States Olympics 7 3 3 6 0
1968-69 Boston College Eagles ECAC 26 14 28 42 22
1968-69 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 1 1 0 +1
1968-69 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 6 2 1 3 4
1969-70 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 69 6 26 32 109
1970-71 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 43 5 12 17 47 5 0 1 1 8
1971-72 Boston Braves AHL 74 7 28 35 65 9 0 4 4 8
1972-73 New England Whalers WHA 78 3 15 18 58 15 0 7 7 14
1973-74 New England Whalers WHA 52 3 11 14 21
1974-75 New England Whalers WHA 75 3 26 29 36 6 0 1 1 4
1975-76 New England Whalers WHA 10 0 14 14 20 4 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 26 1 4 5 14
1976-77 Calgary Cowboys WHA 34 0 6 6 32
NHL Totals 1 0 1 1 0


ECAC First All-Star Team (1969)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1969)
Signed as a free agent by Boston, March, 1969. Selected by New England (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by New England (WHA) with the rights to Clarke Jantze for Kerry Ketter and Steve Carlyle, February 2, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Calgary (WHA), September, 1976.