Wilf Paiement
Wilfrid Paiement, Jr.
Right Wing
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210 pounds
Born: 10.16.55 Earlton, Ontario
How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs with Pat Hickey for Lanny McDonald and Joel
Quenneville, 12.29.79
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
SHG
SHA
GWG
1974-75
KC
78
26
13
39
-42
101
195
6
2
0
0
3
1975-76
KC
57
21
22
43
-37
121
178
4
8
0
0
3
1976-77
COL
78
41
40
81
-13
101
287
9
10
5
0
2
1977-78
COL
80
31
56
87
-14
114
287
7
23
2
1
1
1978-79
COL
65
24
36
60
-30
80
206
5
17
0
1
1
1979-80
COL
34
10
16
26
-6
41
111
2
5
2
0
1
Team Career
Totals
KC
135
47
35
82
-79
222
373
10
10
0
0
6
Team Career
Totals
COL
257
106
148
254
-63
336
891
23
55
9
2
5
Franchise
Career Totals
 
392
153
183
336
-142
558
1264
33
65
9
2
11
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
When the 1974 draft came and went, Paiement instantly became a franchise player. Only thing is: it was on an
expansion team that was really bad.

Still, young, tough, talented and with nothing to lose, Paiement would develop into that billing when the franchise was

moved to Denver. That kind of leadership (leadership by example) would garner him captaincy when Simon Nolet
retired, but he gave up the role after the Rockies lost to the Philadelphia Flyers in their only playoff appearance in 1978.

Paiement also garnered some infamy in the beginning of the 1978-79 season when he slashed Detroit Red Wing Dennis

Polonich across the face. At 15 games, that would be the longest suspension any player had received at the time.

Leaving the Rockies would prove to be a blessing for him, really. He would play on more competitive teams like the

Leafs, and later the Quebec Nordiques.

Up until his last season in 87-88 (with the IHL's Muskegon Mohawks), he had never played a game in the minors. He
was actually productive when he was sent down; he wasn't doing much with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Mohawks'
parent club at the time.

He had lived near Buffalo, where he played for the Sabres for a year near the end of his career, after retirement and
had gotten into real estate.
Entry Draft: 1974 First Round Pick (2nd overall) by the
Kansas City Scouts
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
SHG
SHA
GWG
1977-78
COL
2
0
0
0
N/A
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
2
0
0
0
N/A
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise