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Paul Gaustad     \GAW-stad\

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-5 (196 cm) ▪ Weight: 223 lbs. (101 kg)

Born: February 3, 1982 in Fargo, North Dakota
Draft: Buffalo, 7th round (220th overall), 2000 NHL Entry
Current salary: $4,000,000
Current cap hit: $3,250,000


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NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
2002-03 20 BUF NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5:48
2005-06 23 BUF NHL 78 9 15 24 4 65 9 0 0 0 14 1 0 113 8.0 946 12:08
2006-07 24 BUF NHL 54 9 13 22 11 74 6 3 0 0 7 5 1 75 12.0 719 13:19
2007-08 25 BUF NHL 82 10 26 36 -4 85 5 5 0 2 22 3 1 136 7.4 1407 17:10
2008-09 26 BUF NHL 62 12 17 29 4 108 8 3 1 1 12 5 0 122 9.8 999 16:06
2009-10 27 BUF NHL 65 12 10 22 -7 82 9 3 0 1 8 2 0 111 10.8 1023 15:45 Selke-54
2010-11 28 BUF NHL 81 12 19 31 7 101 11 1 0 3 17 1 1 117 10.3 1226 15:08 Selke-34
2011-12 29 TOT NHL 70 7 14 21 -1 76 7 0 0 3 13 0 1 75 9.3 1034 14:46
2011-12 29 BUF NHL 56 7 10 17 -1 70 7 0 0 3 9 0 1 62 11.3 845 15:05
2011-12 29 NSH NHL 14 0 4 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 13 0.0 189 13:31
2012-13 30 NSH NHL 23 2 3 5 -1 20 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 35 5.7 350 15:13
2013-14 31 NSH NHL 75 10 11 21 -6 61 10 0 0 0 11 0 0 74 13.5 1036 13:48
2014-15 32 NSH NHL 73 4 10 14 7 60 4 0 0 1 10 0 0 54 7.4 908 12:26
8 yrs BUF NHL 479 71 110 181 14 585 55 15 1 10 89 17 4 736 9.6 7170 14:58
4 yrs NSH NHL 185 16 28 44 0 147 16 0 0 1 28 0 0 176 9.1 2482 13:25
Career NHL 664 87 138 225 14 732 71 15 1 11 117 17 4 912 9.5 9653 14:32

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2002-03 20 BUF NHL 1 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005-06 23 BUF NHL 78 9 0.12 0.19 0.31 0.11 0.83 1.45 9 14 23 9 45 7 44 10 4 0.5 1.3 1.8
2006-07 24 BUF NHL 54 8 0.17 0.24 0.41 0.15 1.37 1.39 9 13 22 8 41 14 28 12 11 1.1 0.9 1.9
2007-08 25 BUF NHL 82 12 0.12 0.32 0.44 0.15 1.04 1.66 11 28 39 14 61 24 52 11 -4 0.9 1.2 2.0
2008-09 26 BUF NHL 62 11 0.19 0.27 0.47 0.18 1.74 1.97 13 17 30 12 47 15 44 16 4 1.4 1.3 2.7
2009-10 27 BUF NHL 65 9 0.18 0.15 0.34 0.14 1.26 1.71 13 10 23 10 38 14 43 12 -7 0.7 0.9 1.6 Selke-54
2010-11 28 BUF NHL 81 12 0.15 0.23 0.38 0.14 1.25 1.44 13 20 33 13 45 5 51 18 7 1.2 1.6 2.8 Selke-34
2011-12 29 TOT NHL 70 8 0.10 0.20 0.30 0.11 1.09 1.07 8 15 23 8 31 0 48 16 -1 0.2 1.0 1.3
2011-12 29 BUF NHL 56 6 0.13 0.18 0.30 0.12 1.25 1.11 8 11 19 7 24 0 40 15 -1 0.3 0.8 1.1
2011-12 29 NSH NHL 14 1 0.00 0.29 0.29 0.08 0.43 0.93 0 4 4 1 7 0 8 1 0 -0.1 0.2 0.1
2012-13 30 NSH NHL 23 2 0.09 0.13 0.22 0.08 0.87 1.52 4 6 10 4 6 0 13 6 -1 -0.2 0.4 0.2
2013-14 31 NSH NHL 75 8 0.13 0.15 0.28 0.11 0.81 0.99 11 12 23 9 30 2 58 23 -6 0.6 0.9 1.4
2014-15 32 NSH NHL 73 5 0.05 0.14 0.19 0.07 0.82 0.74 5 11 16 6 25 0 34 17 7 -0.5 1.2 0.7
8 yrs BUF NHL 479 67 0.15 0.23 0.38 0.14 1.22 1.54 76 113 189 72 301 79 302 94 14 6.0 8.0 14.0
4 yrs NSH NHL 185 16 0.09 0.15 0.24 0.09 0.79 0.95 20 33 53 20 68 2 113 47 0 -0.3 2.7 2.5
Career NHL 664 83 0.13 0.21 0.34 0.13 1.10 1.37 96 146 242 92 369 81 415 141 14 5.7 10.7 16.4

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2005-06 23 BUF NHL 18 0 4 4 1 14 0 0 0 0 13 0.0 222 12:21
2006-07 24 BUF NHL 7 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 77 10:00
2009-10 27 BUF NHL 6 0 1 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 112 18:40
2010-11 28 BUF NHL 7 0 2 2 -6 13 0 0 0 0 14 0.0 135 19:20
2011-12 29 NSH NHL 10 1 1 2 -1 5 1 0 0 0 6 16.7 116 11:36
2014-15 32 NSH NHL 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 38 18:46
Career NHL 50 1 9 10 -6 48 1 0 0 0 45 2.2 700 14:00

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1998-99 16 Portland Hawks USAHA 45 47 53 100 81
1999-00 17 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 56 6 8 14 -30 110 5 1 0 0
2000-01 18 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 70 11 30 41 5 168 10 1 0 0
2001-02 19 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 72 36 44 80 17 202 17 16 3 5
2002-03 20 Rochester Americans AHL 80 14 39 53 2 137 7 4 3 1 151 9.3
2003-04 21 Rochester Americans AHL 78 9 22 31 -9 169 2 6 1 3
2004-05 22 Rochester Americans AHL 76 18 25 43 2 192 11 7 0 5
2010-11 28 United States WC-A 6 0 1 1 -3 4 0 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons AHL 234 41 86 127 -5 498 20 17 4 9 151 9.3
Career 1 Season USAHA 45 47 53 100 81
Career 1 Season WC-A 6 0 1 1 -3 4 0 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons WHL 198 53 82 135 -8 480 32 18 3 5

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2000-01 18 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 16 10 6 16 6 59 6 3 1 1
2001-02 19 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 6 3 1 4 3 16 2 0 1 0
2002-03 20 Rochester Americans AHL 3 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
2003-04 21 Rochester Americans AHL 16 3 10 13 2 30 3 0 0 1
2004-05 22 Rochester Americans AHL 9 6 5 11 16 5 1 0 1
Career 3 Seasons AHL 28 9 15 24 1 50 8 1 0 2 6 0.0
Career 2 Seasons WHL 22 13 7 20 9 75 8 3 2 1

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 9 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Paul Gaustad 2.8 2.7 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.3 0.2 0.0
Bob Gainey 84.9 3.2 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.4 -1.4
Ethan Moreau 84.7 3.0 2.6 2.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 0.9 -0.1
Duane Sutter 84.2 3.1 2.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 0.9
Chris Neil 82.8 3.3 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.1 0.9 -0.2
Patrik Stefan 82.4 3.5 2.7 2.4 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.8
Rey Comeau 80.9 3.3 2.6 2.1 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.1 -0.1
Dean Talafous 80.6 3.0 3.0 1.6 1.6 1.3 1.2 0.8 0.4
Todd Krygier 80.5 3.4 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.5 0.6 0.2
Jeff Shantz 80.3 2.9 2.8 2.2 1.7 1.5 0.6 0.4 -0.1
Ernie Hicke 80.2 3.7 3.1 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.9 0.9 -0.3
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Paul Gaustad 2.8 2.7 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.3 0.2 0.0
Shjon Podein 87.8 2.9 2.2 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.0 -0.1
Chad Kilger 83.8 2.8 2.4 2.4 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.4 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.0 -0.1
Doug Jarvis 83.4 3.0 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.0
Jim Dowd 82.8 3.5 3.1 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
Patrik Stefan 82.4 3.5 2.7 2.4 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.8
Rey Comeau 81.2 3.3 2.6 2.1 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.2 0.1 -0.1
Steve Tambellini 81.1 3.5 3.2 2.6 2.1 1.6 1.6 1.0 0.7 0.1 -0.1
Garry Monahan 81.1 3.1 2.8 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.3 0.6 -0.1 -0.4 -0.5 -1.5
Dean Talafous 80.6 3.0 3.0 1.6 1.6 1.3 1.2 0.8 0.4
Chris Neil 80.5 3.3 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.3 -0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

February 27, 2012: Traded to Nashville by Buffalo with Buffalo's 4th round choice (Juuse Saros) in 2013 Entry Draft for Nashville's 1st round choice (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Mark Jankowski) in 2012 Entry Draft, February 27, 2012.

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