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.