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Paul Gaustad

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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
Amateur Teams: Portland Winter Hawks
Current salary: $3,000,000
Current cap hit: $3,250,000



NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV 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 7.4 205 1407 17:10 631 518 54.9 195 48 19 24
2008-09 26 BUF NHL 62 12 17 29 4 108 8 3 1 1 12 5 0 122 9.8 183 999 16:06 452 406 52.7 141 39 11 20
2009-10 27 BUF NHL 65 12 10 22 -7 82 9 3 0 1 8 2 0 111 10.8 181 1023 15:45 586 438 57.2 111 34 17 10 Selke-54
2010-11 28 BUF NHL 81 12 19 31 7 101 11 1 0 3 17 1 1 117 10.3 191 1226 15:08 692 466 59.8 128 44 22 24 Selke-34
2011-12 29 TOT NHL 70 7 14 21 -1 76 7 0 0 3 13 0 1 75 9.3 127 1034 14:46 659 491 57.3 114 47 22 26
2011-12 29 BUF NHL 56 7 10 17 -1 70 7 0 0 3 9 0 1 62 11.3 103 845 15:05 495 376 56.8 98 40 19 23
2011-12 29 NSH NHL 14 0 4 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 13 0.0 24 189 13:31 164 115 58.8 16 7 3 3
2012-13 30 NSH NHL 23 2 3 5 -1 20 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 35 5.7 53 350 15:13 268 181 59.7 40 19 10 5
2013-14 31 NSH NHL 75 10 11 21 -6 61 10 0 0 0 11 0 0 74 13.5 110 1036 13:48 696 504 58.0 122 55 25 20
2014-15 32 NSH NHL 73 4 10 14 7 60 4 0 0 1 10 0 0 54 7.4 102 908 12:26 619 478 56.4 143 58 19 10 Selke-34
8 yrs BUF NHL 479 71 110 181 14 585 55 15 1 10 89 17 4 736 9.6 1051 7170 14:58 2856 2204 56.4 673 205 88 101
4 yrs NSH NHL 185 16 28 44 0 147 16 0 0 1 28 0 0 176 9.1 289 2482 13:25 1747 1278 57.8 321 139 57 38
Career NHL 664 87 138 225 14 732 71 15 1 11 117 17 4 912 9.5 1340 9653 14:32 4603 3482 56.9 994 344 145 139

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 25 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 1007.4 810 858 48.6 -1.9 602 644 48.3 -3.5 8.0 91.9 99.8 54.6 45.4
2008-09 26 Buffalo Sabres NHL 62 724.6 632 627 50.2 -2.4 502 475 51.4 -2.1 8.0 92.1 100.0 49.5 50.5
2009-10 27 Buffalo Sabres NHL 65 734.0 655 637 50.7 -1.2 486 484 50.1 -1.0 6.6 91.1 97.8 43.1 56.9
2010-11 28 Buffalo Sabres NHL 81 984.5 892 869 50.7 -0.5 678 611 52.6 1.4 7.5 93.5 101.1 44.2 55.8
2011-12 29 2 Teams NHL 70 617 774 44.4 -7.2 471 572 45.2 -6.2 8.8 92.1 100.9 33.3 66.7
2011-12 29 Buffalo Sabres NHL 56 666.0 515 623 45.3 -6.0 393 458 46.2 -4.7 8.0 92.3 100.3 40.7 59.3
2011-12 29 Nashville Predators NHL 14 152.7 102 151 40.3 -12.6 78 114 40.6 -13.0 13.2 91.1 104.3 17.7 82.3
2012-13 30 Nashville Predators NHL 23 280.1 221 262 45.8 -4.5 166 177 48.4 -1.5 5.1 94.6 99.7 23.2 76.8
2013-14 31 Nashville Predators NHL 75 820.4 608 773 44.0 -6.1 457 569 44.5 -6.5 8.1 91.4 99.5 27.3 72.7
2014-15 32 Nashville Predators NHL 73 715.5 488 695 41.3 -13.5 362 493 42.3 -12.6 8.8 95.1 103.8 11.7 88.3
5 yrs NHL 82 4116.3 3504 3614 49.2 -2.2 2661 2672 49.9 -1.8 7.6 92.2 99.9 46.7 53.3
4 yrs NHL 14 1968.6 1419 1881 43.0 -10.0 1063 1353 44.0 -9.4 8.2 93.1 101.3 20.4 79.6
Career NHL 73 6084.9 5540 6269 46.9 -5.1 4195 4597 47.7 -4.6 7.9 92.5 100.4 35.2 64.8

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 Selke-34
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 Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
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 12 112 18:40 49 51 49.0 18 9 0 5
2010-11 28 BUF NHL 7 0 2 2 -6 13 0 0 0 0 14 0.0 22 135 19:20 73 60 54.9 9 8 3 4
2011-12 29 NSH NHL 10 1 1 2 -1 5 1 0 0 0 6 16.7 12 116 11:36 95 63 60.1 17 8 3 4
2014-15 32 NSH NHL 6 0 0 0 -1 22 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 8 96 15:56 65 51 56.0 19 5 1 0
Career NHL 54 1 9 10 -7 64 1 0 0 0 49 2.0 71 758 14:02 282 225 55.6 63 30 7 13

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2009-10 27 Buffalo Sabres NHL 6 84.2 75 100 42.9 -3.2 58 73 44.3 -2.9 9.3 93.9 103.2 48.3 51.7
2010-11 28 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 94.3 85 111 43.4 -1.4 59 84 41.3 -0.5 4.5 84.6 89.2 37.7 62.3
2011-12 29 Nashville Predators NHL 10 84.0 65 84 43.6 -6.7 49 64 43.4 -7.3 9.1 91.5 100.6 22.2 77.8
2014-15 32 Nashville Predators NHL 6 73.7 43 89 32.6 -20.2 31 57 35.2 -19.5 0.0 97.4 97.4 20.7 79.3
2 yrs NHL 6 178.5 160 211 43.1 -2.3 117 157 42.7 -1.7 6.9 89.1 96.0 42.5 57.5
2 yrs NHL 10 157.7 108 173 38.4 -13.0 80 121 39.8 -12.7 5.6 94.1 99.7 21.7 78.3
Career NHL 6 336.2 268 384 41.1 -7.8 197 278 41.5 -7.6 6.4 91.4 97.8 31.0 69.0

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots 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 Goals Shots 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 2014-15)
Thru 11 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Paul Gaustad 2.8 2.7 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 0.7 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 1.4 1.3 0.7 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 0.8 0.3 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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