Paul Ysebaert

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Paul Ysebaert
Born (1966-05-15) May 15, 1966 (age 50)
Sarnia, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New Jersey Devils
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Blackhawks
Winnipeg Jets
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 74th overall, 1984
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1987–1999

Paul Robert Ysebaert (born May 15, 1966) is a former professional ice hockey player. During his fourteen years playing career in the National Hockey League, Ysebaert played left wing for the New Jersey Devils, Detroit Red Wings, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, and Tampa Bay Lightning. Ysebaert accumulated a total of 336 points in 532 games during his career.

Playing Career[edit]

Ysebaert was one of the more popular players in Detroit during the early 1990s after arriving in a trade from the New Jersey Devils. Earning the nickname "Rocket Man" from the fans, he enjoyed his best season in 1991–92, with 35 goals and 40 assists. The same year he became the first Red Wing to win the NHL Plus-Minus Award. Ysebaert was dealt to the Winnipeg Jets before the 1993–94 season for former University of Michigan defenceman Aaron Ward. He currently does work on behalf of the Red Wings Alumni Association. Paul was named first captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning franchise.

Career Statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Bowling Green CCHA 42 23 32 55 54
1985–86 Bowling Green CCHA 42 23 45 68 50
1986–87 Bowling Green CCHA 42 27 58 85 44
1987–88 Utica Devils AHL 78 30 49 79 60
1988–89 Utica Devils AHL 56 36 44 80 22 5 0 1 1 4
1988–89 New Jersey Devils NHL 5 0 4 4 0
1989–90 Utica Devils AHL 74 53 52 105 61 5 2 4 6 0
1989–90 New Jersey Devils NHL 5 1 2 3 0
1990–91 New Jersey Devils NHL 11 4 3 7 6
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 15 18 33 16 2 0 2 2 0
1991–92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 35 40 75 55 10 0 1 1 10
1992–93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 34 28 62 42 7 3 1 4 2
1993–94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 60 9 18 27 18
1993–94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 11 5 3 8 8 6 0 0 0 8
1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 15 4 5 9 6
1994–95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 29 8 11 19 12
1995–96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 55 16 15 31 16 5 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 39 5 12 17 4
1997–98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 13 27 40 32
1998–99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 10 0 1 1 2
1998–99 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 27 6 11 17 14
1999–00 Rapperswil-Jona Swiss-A 32 14 11 25 49
NHL totals 532 149 187 336 217 30 4 3 7 20

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 1985–86 [1]
All-CCHA Second Team 1986–87 [1]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 1987 [2]
AHL Les Cunningham Award 1989–90 [3]
AHL John B. Sollenberger Trophy 1989–90 [4]
NHL Plus-Minus Award 1991–92

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  2. ^ "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  3. ^ Hockey DB, DB (May 12, 2016). "Les Cunningham Award winners". hockeyDB.com. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ Hockey DB, DB (May 12, 2016). "John B. Sollenberger Trophy winners". hockeyDB.com. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Gary Emmons
Bill Shibicky
CCHA Rookie of the Year
1984–85
Succeeded by
Joe Murphy
Preceded by
Position created,
no captain 199295
Tampa Bay Lightning captain
199597
Succeeded by
Mikael Renberg
Preceded by
Marty McSorley and Theoren Fleury
Winner of the NHL Plus-Minus Award
1992
Succeeded by
Mario Lemieux