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Paul Mara

Paul Mara  #22

Defenseman
NUMBER: 22 BIRTHDATE: September 7, 1979
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Ridgewood, NJ, United States
WEIGHT: 211 DRAFTED: TBL / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)

2010-11: made his Ducks debut on Oct. 8 at DET… Scored his 1st goal as a Duck with 1.7 seconds remaining in regulation for a 5-4 win on Nov. 7 vs. NSH... Marked his 1st point of the season and 1st goal since Feb. 11, 2009 (with NYR at WSH)... The tally also marked his 3rd career GWG… Appeared in his 700th career NHL game on Nov. 14 at CHI… Earned his 1st assist and 2nd point of the season on Dec. 8 at VAN… Acquired from ANA on Feb. 16 for a 5th round draft pick in 2012… Played his 1st game with the Canadiens on Feb. 20 at CGY… Collected his 1st point (assist) with the Canadiens this season on March 8 vs. BOS… Recorded 1 assist and a +2 differential on March 29 vs. ATL.

Traded to Windsor (OHL) by Sudbury (OHL) with Stephen Valiquette for Glenn Crawford, Kip Brennan and future considerations, December 16, 1997. Traded to Plymouth (OHL) by Windsor (OHL) with Rick Smith and future considerations for Luc Rioux, Andy Burnham and Plymouth's 1st round choice (later forwarded to Sudbury Sudbury selected Alexei Shalashenko) in CHL Import Draft, December 17, 1997. Traded to Phoenix by Tampa Bay with Mike Johnson, Ruslan Zainullin and NY Islanders' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Phoenix selected Matthew Spiller) in 2001 Entry Draft for Nikolai Khabibulin and Stan Neckar, March 5, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Hannover (Germany), October 29, 2004. Traded to Boston by Phoenix with Phoenix's 3rd round choice (later traded to Anaheim - Anaheim selected Maxime Macenauer) in 2007 Entry Draft for Nick Boynton and Boston's 4th round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Matt Frattin) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 26, 2006. Traded to NY Rangers by Boston for Aaron Ward, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 10, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, September 16, 2010. Traded to Montreal by Anaheim for Anaheim's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Brian Cooper) in 2012 Entry Draft, February 17, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ontario (ECHL), September 26, 2012.
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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense