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Paul Gaustad
NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: February 3, 1982  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Fargo, ND, United States
WEIGHT: 223 DRAFTED: BUF / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 7th   (220th overall)
2015 Playoff Notes: - Currently in the NHL's Top 10 in playoff face-off percentage (57.9 percent). NHL Playoff Notes: - Ranked seventh in face-off efficiency during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs (60.1 percent). - His first goal as a member of the Predators was Nashville s first goal of the 2012 playoffs, a 3-2 win over Detroit in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinal. - Helped the Buffalo Sabres to back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals in 2006 and 2007 and was one of 11 Sabres to play in all 18 playoff games in 2006. Additional Playoff/Championship Notes: - Represented Team USA at the 2011 World Championship where he played in six games. - Tied for the Rochester team lead in goals (5) and points (11) during the 2005 Calder Cup Playoffs. - Tied for ninth in the 2001 WHL Playoffs in points (10g-6a-16pts), helping Portland to the WHL Final.
Traded to Nashville by Buffalo with Buffalo's 4th round choice (Juuse Saros) in 2013 Entry Draft for Nashville's 1st round choice (later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Mark Jankowski) in 2012 Entry Draft, February 27, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring upper-body and shoulder injuries.
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It's obviously not fun to not know, but on the other hand, I'm not in a rush. I'm going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing. I'm not going to play on 90 percent.

— Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom in an interview with Washington Post about whether he will be able to play in 2015-16 opener
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