Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Curtis
Defenseman Paul Curtis first caught the eyes of major junior scouts while playing Junior B hockey as a 16-year-old. The Peterborough Petes of the OHA obtained his rights and he played two games with the team in 1963-64. The following year, Curtis was a full-time member of the team, suiting up for 56 games, scoring seven points.

After graduating from the Petes in 1967, Curtis joined the Houston Apollos of the CPHL, playing in 62 games. The next year, he played with the Apollos in the CHL, playing in 70 games. In 1969-70, he played in 69 games for the Montreal Voyageurs of the AHL and dressed for one game with the Montreal Canadiens that year as well.

The Los Angeles Kings obtained the rights to Curtis for the 1970-71 season and he played in 64 games, scoring 14 points. He followed that up with another 64-game season and 13 points. Midway through the 1972-73 season, Curtis was traded to the St. Louis Blues where he played the final 29 games of his NHL career.

Curtis went on to play in the minors the following year before suiting up for 76 games with the Michigan/Baltimore Stags of the WHA in 1974-75, scoring 19 points. He played one more year in 1975-76, with the Baltimore Clippers of the AHL before retiring from professional hockey.

During his days playing with the Los Angeles Kings, he was told he looked like Lou Fontanato, a burly defenseman from an earlier NHL generation and was also given the nickname "Hound Dawg."


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1963-64 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 2 0 1 1 7 1 0 0 0 4
1964-65 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 56 0 7 7 90 12 0 2 2 19
1965-66 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 48 3 17 20 116 6 1 1 2 9
1966-67 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 44 2 8 10 91 6 1 2 3 2
1967-68 Houston Apollos CPHL 62 1 8 9 150
1968-69 Houston Apollos CHL 70 3 27 30 72 3 0 0 0 0
1969-70 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1969-70 Montreal Voyageurs AHL 69 3 27 30 52 8 0 5 5 4
1970-71 Los Angeles Kings NHL 64 1 13 14 82 -18
1971-72 Los Angeles Kings NHL 64 1 12 13 57 -32
1972-73 Los Angeles Kings NHL 27 0 5 5 16 -2
1972-73 St. Louis Blues NHL 29 1 4 5 6 +2 5 0 0 0 2
1973-74 Cincinnati Swords AHL 42 1 7 8 33
1973-74 Providence Reds AHL 24 2 14 16 4 15 5 8 13 22
1974-75 Michigan/Baltimore Blades WHA 76 4 15 19 32
1975-76 Baltimore Clippers AHL 54 2 8 10 33
NHL Totals 185 3 34 37 161 5 0 0 0 2


AHL Second All-Star Team (1970) Claimed by Los Angeles from Montreal in Intra-League Draft, June 9, 1970. Traded to St. Louis by Los Angeles for Frank St. Marseille, January 22, 1973. Traded to Buffalo by St. Louis for Jake Rathwell, June 14, 1973. Traded to NY Rangers by Buffalo for Real Lemieux, January 21, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Michigan/Baltimore (WHA), August, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Baltimore (AHL), November, 1975.
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