|Assets:||Is a smooth-skating defenseman who limits his mistakes from the back end and complements offensive defense partners quite well. Also possesses the size NHL scouts look for.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't use his big frame nearly enough to intimidate opponents with physical play, which somewhat negates his overall effectiveness at the highest level. Is somewhat limited on offense.|
|Career Potential:||Depth defenseman.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2006-07|
|4/10/2014||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|4/01/2014||Missed 5 games (head and neck).|
|3/20/2014||Head and neck, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/23/2013||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|12/16/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/24/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a one-year contract.|
|8/21/2012||Signed by the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
|9/17/2010||Personal reasons, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/16/2010||Tampa Bay Lightning tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/11/2010||Missed the last 74 regular season games (personal reasons).|
|10/24/2009||Personal reasons, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/12/2009||Missed the last 29 games of the regular season (left shoulder surgery).|
|2/10/2009||Left shoulder surgery, remainder of the regular season.|
|1/27/2009||Missed 5 games (upper body injury).|
|1/15/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/08/2009||Missed 3 games (undisclosed).|
|10/16/2008||Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).|
|10/03/2008||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|4/05/2008||Missed the last 9 games of the regular season (left shoulder injury).|
|3/20/2008||Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|11/23/2007||Missed 1 game (shoulder injury).|
|11/21/2007||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|7/13/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|3/30/2007||Missed 8 games (knee injury).|
|3/11/2007||Knee injury, mid-April.|
|3/08/2007||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|1/04/2007||Missed 2 games (hand injury).|
|12/30/2006||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|10/26/2005||Missed 1 game (concussion).|
|10/14/2005||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|9/21/2005||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|9/14/2004||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|6/01/2004||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|9/19/2003||Returned to his junior team (Oshawa-OHL).|
|7/24/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|6/23/2002||Drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 6th round (183rd overall) in 2002.|
Paul Ranger heads to Switzerland | 07/15/2014 2:17 PM
NewsPaul Ranger has accepted a two-year deal with a Swiss club.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactRanger played in his first NHL game in nearly three years on Oct. 1 and went on to record 14 points and 36 penalty minutes in 53 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's only 29 (30 in September), so we wouldn't dismiss the possibility of him making yet another NHL comeback down the road.
| 04/11/2014 1:45 AM
NewsPaul Ranger returned to action on Thursday April 10.
Paul Ranger has the flu | 04/09/2014 1:40 PM
NewsPaul Ranger is battling the flu.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter
ImpactRanger was left behind when the team went from Tampa Bay to Sunrise, Florida, but he will rejoin the team on Thursday. In other words, there's still a chance that he'll play in Thursday night's game.
| 04/02/2014 6:06 AM
NewsPaul Ranger returned to action on Tuesday April 1.
Ranger remains day-to-day | 03/29/2014 11:35 AM
NewsPaul Ranger remains day-to-day with a neck injury.
ImpactThere was some talk that he might play Friday night against the Flyers but he did not dress in the Maple Leafs' 4-2 loss. He is still a possibility for Saturday's contest against Detroit but we wouldn't fret about it. Even at his best, Ranger is not a fantasy asset.
Paul Ranger (neck) may be OK to play Friday | 03/28/2014 9:15 AM
NewsPaul Ranger (neck) may be available to play Friday in Philadelphia.
Impact"I'm not sure yet," Ranger said. "I feel pretty good but I have to talk to the trainers and the doctors and see if they clear me to play. (It will be) a combined decision (on Friday). If I can help in any way I am going to, and I plan on it." The Leafs have dressed seven defensemen several times before this season, so that could be an option if Ranger is ready to return.
Paul Ranger (neck) is day-to-day | 03/21/2014 6:16 PM
NewsPaul Ranger (neck) is calling himself day-to-day.
ImpactRanger was knocked head first into the boards on Wednesday, but fortunately he didn't suffer a concussion. He does have a stiff neck though. Ranger was able to skate on Friday.
Paul Ranger has neck injury, not concussion | 03/21/2014 12:15 PM
NewsPaul Ranger is not dealing with a concussion after being hit head first into the boards by Tampa Bay's Alex Killorn.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactRanger does have a stiff neck, but this still counts as good news under the circumstances. He needed to be taken off the ice on a stretcher Wednesday and was sent to the hospital.
Leafs' Paul Ranger released from hospital | 03/20/2014 5:30 PM
NewsPaul Ranger was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday evening after his head was driven into the boards by Tampa Bay's Alex Killorn.
ImpactThe Leafs didn't divulge the extent of his injury, but it's believed that he visited with the teams' doctors after being released from the hospital. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher Wednesday.
Paul Ranger 'stable' after hit from behind | 03/20/2014 11:27 AM
NewsPaul Ranger was taken off the ice on a stretcher Wednesday after he was driven into the boards from behind by Tampa Bay's Alex Killorn.
ImpactThe Maple Leafs released a statement which read: "Paul Ranger was taken to local hospital for precautionary assessment this evening during tonight's game. He is stable, conscious and alert." Killorn was given a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct.
Paul Ranger scores in win over Anaheim | 03/11/2014 9:50 AM
NewsPaul Ranger scored his fourth goal of the 2013-14 campaign in Monday's win over Anaheim.
ImpactHe scored on a 2-on-1 tap in on a nice play by Phil Kessel. "I just had to bust my butt up there," Ranger said. "I go to the net and I just put my stick on the ice. Hits my stick, bounces in. Great pass." He has two goals and one assist in five appearances following the Olympic break.
Paul Ranger returns to the lineup Thursday | 02/07/2014 8:27 AM
NewsPaul Ranger suited up for the Leafs on Thursday.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch for 14 straight games prior to playing against Tampa Bay. Toronto dressed seven defensemen in the match and Ranger was glad to get a chance to play against his former team.
Ranger may draw back in v Jets Saturday | 01/25/2014 12:48 PM
NewsPaul Ranger did not participate in Saturday morning's optional skate.
Paul Hendrick Twitter
ImpactAlhtough that may not sound too good, it is actually positive news for Ranger as only injured and scratched players participate. If Ranger does dress against the Jets Saturday night, it will be his first game action in nine contests.
Paul Ranger logging nearly 19 mins per game | 12/24/2013 5:09 PM
NewsPaul Ranger has been averaging 18:59 minutes per game this season.
ImpactRanger signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Toronto to mark his return to the NHL after a three campaign absence. Although he used to have a fair amount of offensive upside, he doesn't have much fantasy value in standard leagues this season.
Paul Ranger scores first goal as a Maple Leaf | 10/31/2013 11:30 AM
NewsPaul Ranger got his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Calgary.
ImpactHe scored a shorthanded marker into an empty net to give the Leafs a two-goal lead late in the contest. Ranger had four shots and a plus-1 rating. He's starting to round into form now after starting out on rocky ground. He has four points in 14 outings and has averaged 19:41 of ice time per match.
Paul Ranger tries out unusual shootout shot | 09/22/2013 10:48 AM
NewsPaul Ranger attracted some attention over his odd shootout attempt during Saturday's preseason game.
ImpactRanger made his way towards Buffalo goaltender Jhonas Enroth before using the front of his skate to kick the puck forward. Ranger wanted to try what he called a "fun shot," but Enroth didn't seem to appreciate it. "I didn't really like it," said Enroth. "I felt like he was trying to embarrass me there. But it's good to see the guys trying to be creative, too. When I think about it now, it's fine." For his part, Ranger said that he wasn't trying to showboat. Either way, the shootout went on until Jay McClement finally scored in the 15th round.
Toronto signs Paul Ranger to a one-year deal | 07/24/2013 1:01 PM
NewsPaul Ranger has inked a one-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
ImpactThe exact financial terms of the contract haven't been revealed, but it's believed that he'll make in the ballpark of $1 million in 2013-14. Ranger started his NHL comeback last season by joining the AHL Marlies. He ended up with 25 points and 54 penalty minutes in 51 AHL games. The Maple Leafs now have six defensemen signed to one-way contracts, not including Jake Gardiner. They also still have two noteworthy blueliners that are still restricted free agents in Cody Franson and Mark Fraser.
Paul Ranger might head to Edmonton | 06/10/2013 12:40 PM
NewsPaul Ranger might sign with the Edmonton Oilers this summer.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactRanger might want to follow coach Dallas Eakins from the AHL Toronto Marlies to the Oilers. Although it isn't official yet, it's expected that the Oilers will name Eakins as Edmonton's head coach Monday afternoon. Ranger attempted a comeback in 2012-13 and ended up with 25 points and 54 penalty minutes in 51 AHL contests.
|Penalty Minutes||58||2005-06 (TB)|
|Plus/Minus||+5||2 times-last: 2006-07 (TB)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Tor)|
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