Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Daniel Paille
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 04/15/1984
AGE: 30
DRAFTED: BUF: 2002-20 overall


Has won one Stanley Cup championship (2011 with Boston) ... Has taken three career penalty shots (no goals).

2012-13: Had three multiple-point games with 1-1=2 efforts each Feb. 24 at Florida, Apr. 10 at New Jersey and Apr. 17 vs. Buffalo ... Had goals in consecutive games Mar. 9-11 (2-0=2 totals) ... Played his 400th NHL game on Mar. 7 vs. Toronto ... Missed two games with an injury ... Had 4-5=9 totals in 22 games, which doubled his career post-season totals entering the playoffs ... Had two multiple-point playoff games with 1-1=2 efforts each May 21 at NY Rangers and June 15 at Chicago which included the overtime goal in game two of the Stanley Cup Final ... Had points in consecutive Stanley Cup Final games June 15-17 (2-1=3 totals) and four of his nine points came in the Final series ... Played eight games with Ilves Tampere in Finland during the lockout with 2-4=6 totals.

2011-12: Was one of three Bruins with two shorthanded goals ... Had one multiple-point game, a two-goal effort on Dec. 14 at Ottawa which matched his career-high for goals and points in a game ... Had points in consecutive games on four occasions ... Took an unsuccessful penalty shot on Vancouver's Cory Schneider on Jan. 7 ... Missed nine games to injury and did not dress for four games (coach's decision).

2010-11: Had one multiple-point game, matching his career-high for assists and points in a game with a two-assist night Dec. 23 vs. Atlanta ... Matched his career-best with a four-game point streak from Apr. 2-9 (3-1=4 totals) ... Took his first career major penalty in a fight with Ottawa's Matt Carkner in his 288th career NHL game Jan. 11... Played his 300th NHL game Mar. 10 vs. Buffalo and recorded his 100th NHL point with an assist Jan. 1 at Buffalo ... Did not dress for 35 games (coach's decision) and missed four games serving an NHL-imposed suspension from Feb. 5-13 ... Had 3-3=6 totals in 25 playoff games, including one multiple-point game, a 1-1=2 effort June 6 vs. Vancouver with the goal scored shorthanded ... Had points in consecutive games May 4-6 (2-0=2 totals) ... Scored his first NHL playoff goal May 4 vs. Philadelphia.

2009-10: Had one assist in two Sabres games at the time of his Oct. 20 trade to Boston ... Had four multiple-point games, all two-point efforts which matched his previous career-high for points in a game ... That included a two-goal effort Feb. 9 at Buffalo, which also matched his previous career-high for goals in a game and 1-1=2 shorthanded totals which was part of a league-first three shorthanded goals scored on the same penalty kill Apr. 10 vs. Carolina ... Had a three-game point streak from Jan. 18-23 (2-1=3 totals) ... Took his second career penalty shot with an unsuccessful attempt on NY Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist Mar. 21 ... Played his 200th NHL game Oct. 31 vs. Edmonton ... Did not dress for one Boston and four Buffalo games (coach's decisions) ... Had two assists with 2 PIM in 13 playoff games and recorded his first career playoff point with an assist Apr. 21 vs. Buffalo.

2008-09: Enjoyed his second-highest career offensive season with 12 goals and 27 points ... Had four multiple-point games, all two-point efforts ... Had points in consecutive games on six occasions ... Did not dress for nine games (coach's decision).

2007-08: Established career season-highs in all offensive categories with 19-16=35 totals in 77 games ... Had six multiple-point games, all two-point nights ... Had a four-game assist & point streak from Dec. 21-28 (0-4=4 totals) ... Missed two games with a concussion and did not dress for two games (coach's decision).

2006-07: Split the season between Buffalo and Rochester with 7-14=21 totals in 29 AHL games ... Recalled on five occasions to Buffalo with his final recall on Jan. 25 as he remained with the Sabres for the remainder of the season ... Had three multiple-point games, all two-point efforts ... Took his first career penalty shot on Jan. 26, unsuccessful vs. Columbus' Fredrik Norrena ... Missed 15 games with a broken finger ... Played his first NHL playoff game May 1 at NY Rangers.

2005-06: Spent most of the season in Rochester/AHL with 14-13=27 totals in 45 AHL games ... Recalled once to Buffalo, playing 14 games from Dec. 22-Jan. 26 ... Played his first NHL game Dec. 22 at Florida, recorded his first NHL point with an assist at Tampa Bay Dec. 23 and scored his first NHL goal Jan. 14 vs. Los Angeles.

2004-05: Played his first pro season in Rochester/AHL with 14-15=29 totals in 79 games ... Had two hat tricks, both vs. Cleveland, and netted three shorthanded goals.

JUNIORS: Played four seasons of junior hockey in Guelph/OHL with 116-131=247 totals and 202 PIM in 239 career junior games ... Had 37 goals and 80 points in his final junior season in 2003-04

INTERNATIONAL: Played for Team Canada in two World Junior Championships, winning a Silver medal in both 2003 (0-0=0 totals and 2 PIM in 6 games) and 2004 (4-0=4 totals and 2 PIM in 6 games).

TRANSACTIONS: Buffalo's first pick, 20th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft ... Traded to Boston by Buffalo for 2010 third round draft pick (Kevin Sundher), Oct. 20, 2009.

ETC: Full name, Daniel Joseph Paille ... Nickname, Piesy ... Wife, Dana ... His Oct. 20, 2009 trade to Boston from Buffalo was the first actual trade between the two teams ... Took his first career major penalty in a fight with Ottawa's Matt Carkner on Jan. 11, 2011 in his 288th career NHL game.

CONTRACT STATUS: Is in year two of a three-year contract with an NHL cap figure of $1,300,000.

Game - Dec. 22, 2005 at Florida
Goal - Jan. 14, 2006 vs. Los Angeles
Assist/Point - Dec. 23, 2005 at Tampa Bay