Daniel Paille

Daniel Paille ( born April 15, 1984 in Welland, Ontario ) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who plays for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League on the position of the center since 2009.

  • 2.1 International


Daniel Paille learned the Hockey Game in his hometown at the Welland Junior Canadiens in the OHA -B. For the season 2000/ 01 he joined the Ontario Hockey League Guelph Storm, where he played until 2004. In his rookie season he was the leading scorer for Guelph Rookies all the OHL to seventh place. A year later he was invited to the CHL Top Prospect Game. In the season 2003/ 04 he set career highs for goals (37 ), assists (43 ), points (80) and penalty minutes. He was the OHL player with the elftbesten point yield. In the playoffs, he was able to confirm these services. Paille is the second of the Guelph Storm for career goals (116). He was in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft in 2002 selected by the Buffalo Sabres in 20th.

The following season, he was appointed to the cadre of the Rochester Americans ( AHL ) and achieved, inter alia, three shorthanded goals and two hat-tricks for the Amerks.

In the season 2005/ 06 he was first back in the squad of the Amerks, but had on 21 December 2005 his first NHL action against the Florida Panthers. This was followed by 13 more inserts for the Sabres. On 14 January 2006, he scored his first NHL goal in a game against the Los Angeles Kings. The rest of the season he spent back in the AHL with the Amerks, however, missed the playoffs.

The 2006/07 season he started in Rochester, but due to injuries of key players of the Sabres, he was repeatedly used in the NHL. In February 2007, Paul Gaustad was seriously injured, so that Paille was given a starting place in the Sabres. In the following two years Paille game belonged to the tribe of the Sabres squad, but was released shortly after the beginning of the season 2009/ 10 on the Boston Bruins. In return, the Sabres draft rights for the NHL Entry Draft 2010 received. Transfer was justified by the fact that the Sabres had almost reached the salary cap in the NHL, the salary cap.


Early in his career took Paille Canada at junior tournaments, so the U18 Six Nations tournament in 2001 and at the World U -17 Hockey Challenge, 2001. During the 2003 U-20 World Cup, he was Assistant to the Team Canada U20, with whom he silver medal won. A year later he was captain of Team Canada, which again won the silver medal at the U20 World Cup.

Awards and achievements


  • 2003 Silver medal at the U20 World Junior Championships
  • 2004 Silver medal at the U20 World Junior Championships

NHL stats

(End of season 2012/ 13)