|Paul Robert Ysebaert
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 194 pounds
Born: 5.15.66 Sarnia, Ontario
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Detroit Red Wings for Lee Norwood and Red Wings' 4th round pick in
the 1992 E.D., 11.27.90
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Ysebaert had a lot of tools to be an offensive force in the NHL. He had exhibited that kind of promise in the AHL with
Utica, having won MVP and the scoring title in 1989-90.
He did get to see a few games in New Jersey, but because of the depth of the team up front at the time, he was unable to
stay permanently. Bummer, too.
The trade to the Red Wings made him a permanent NHLer. It was also there that he had his best years, twice scoring
30+ goals and 60+ points.
He wouldn't even come close to that again with Winnipeg, Chicago, and Tampa Bay. Part of that was recurring groin
injuries that limited the number of games played. While with the Lightning, though, he did serve for a time as their
captain. (He was their first one.)
During the 98-99 season, he would be relegated to playing for the I's Cleveland Lumberjacks, effectively ending his
NHL career. He finished his career for good the following season after playing in the Swiss League.
He does work for the Red Wings' Alumni Association currently.
|Entry Draft: 1984 Fourth Round Pick (74th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils