Paul Cyr

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Paul Cyr
Born (1963-10-31)October 31, 1963
Port Alberni, BC, CAN
Died May 12, 2012(2012-05-12) (aged 48)
Nakusp, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
New York Rangers
Hartford Whalers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1982
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1982–1993

Paul Andre Cyr (October 31, 1963 – May 12, 2012[1]) was a Canadian ice hockey left wing. He began his career with the Nanaimo Clippers of the British Columbia Hockey League, for whom he played the 1979–1980 season, and then the Victoria Cougars of the WHL from 1980 to 1982.

The Buffalo Sabres drafted Cyr ninth overall in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He made his debut for the Sabres that year, and would play the next six seasons for the team, before being traded midway through the 1987–1988 season to the New York Rangers in exchange for Mike Donnelly and a fifth round pick. After two injury-plagued seasons with the Rangers, Cyr signed as a free agent with the Hartford Whalers before the 1990–1991 season. He had one successful year with the Whalers, appearing in 70 games and scoring 25 points, before being demoted to the AHL Springfield Indians the subsequent year, where he would remain until his retirement in 1993.

Cyr played in a total of 470 games in the NHL over nine seasons, scoring 101 goals and 140 assists. He was also a member of the first Canadian team to win a gold medal in the 1982 World Junior Hockey Championships.

Cyr died of heart failure in May 2012.[2] He was 48. His game worn Buffalo Sabres jersey now resides on display in his home town arena being the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

Career statistics[edit]

                                              --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season     Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1979-1980  Nanaimo Clippers            BCJHL   0    0    0    0    0
1979-1980  Victoria Cougars            WHL    --   --   --   --   --   7   0   0   0   4
1980-1981  Victoria Cougars            WHL    64   36   22   58   85  14   6   5  11  46
1981-1982  Victoria Cougars            WHL    58   52   56  108  167   4   3   2   5  12
1982-1983  Victoria Cougars            WHL    20   21   22   43   61  --  --  --  --  --
1982-1983  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    36   15   12   27   59  10   1   3   4   6
1983-1984  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    71   16   27   43   52   3   0   1   1   0
1984-1985  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    71   22   24   46   63   5   2   2   4  15
1985-1986  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    71   20   31   51  120  --  --  --  --  --
1986-1987  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    73   11   16   27  122  --  --  --  --  --
1987-1988  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    20    1    1    2   38  --  --  --  --  --
1987-1988  New York Rangers            NHL    40    4   13   17   41  --  --  --  --  --
1988-1989  New York Rangers            NHL     1    0    0    0    2  --  --  --  --  --
1990-1991  Hartford Whalers            NHL    70   12   13   25  107   6   1   0   1  10
1991-1992  Springfield Indians         AHL    43   11   18   29   30  11   0   3   3  12
1991-1992  Hartford Whalers            NHL    17    0    3    3   19  --  --  --  --  --
1992-1993  Springfield Indians         AHL    41    7   14   21   44  15   3   2   5  12
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           NHL Totals                        470  101  140  241  623  24   4   6  10  31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legacy.com
  2. ^ "Former NHLer Cyr dead at 48". Times Colonist. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Phil Housley
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
1982
Succeeded by
Dave Andreychuk