Toronto Maple Leafs Great Wilf Paiement will be appearing at the West TO Card & Collector Show on Sunday November 30th, 2014. Join us at the Toronto Plaza Hotel located at 1677 Wilson Ave for a two hour meet and greet (12-2PM). Bring your hockey cards, jerseys, sticks and photos and have them signed by 350+ Goal Scorer and “Number 99” Wilf Paiement. Photos and pucks will also be available for purchase.
Wilf Paiement was selected in the first round 1st (2nd overall) of the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft by the Kansas City Scouts of the NHL. He played two seasons in Kansas City before the team moved to Colorado and became the Colorado Rockies.
Paiement was traded from the Rockies to the Toronto Maple Leafs along with Pat Hickey for Lanny McDonald and Joel Quenneville on December 29, 1979. In the 1980-81 Season, Wilf Paiement led the Maple Leafs team in scoring with 97 points.
Paiement played in Toronto for the next three seasons before again being traded to the Quebec Nordiques for Miroslav Frycer and a 7th round pick in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft (Jeff Triano). After five seasons in Quebec, he was traded to the New York Rangers for Steve Patrick where he only played eight games.
The Buffalo Sabres claimed Paiement off waivers on October 6, 1986. He only played one season in Buffalo before winding down with the Pittsburgh Penguins and finally, the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the IHL in 1987–88. Wilf Paiement completed his great NHL career scoring 356 NHL Goals and tallying 814 NHL Points in 946 games.
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- October 28, 2014
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