Philippe Paradis
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Philippe Paradis


Normandin Quebec

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Trade with Chicago, 2013


195 lbs.

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2008-09: Philippe Paradis’s numbers with Shawinigan were not jaw-dropping – 19 goals, 31 assists in 66 games. He won the hardest shot competition at the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game with a blast clocked at 95.7 mph.  Chosen in the 1st round, 27th overall, of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes.

2009-10: In his third season with the Shawinigan Cataractes, Paradis skated in 63 games and scored 24 goals, 20 assists for 44 points. The forward added 104 PIMs, leading the team. He added 2 goals and 1 assists in 6 playoff games for Shawinigan before joining Toronto in the AHL. Paradis notched 2 assists in 4 AHL games with the Marlies.

2010-11: Paradis was traded to PEI prior to the start of the season, serving as an alternate captain for the Rocket in his fourth QMJHL season. He scored 23 goals, 30 assists for 53 points along with 85 PIMs in 59 games. He led the team with a plus-19 rating on the season. He finished the season on an ATO with Rockford in the AHL where he scored 1 goal in 4 games.

2011-12: Paradis played in 58 games for AHL Rockford in his first pro season after missing time early in the year with an injury. Playing mostly in a lower line role for the IceHogs for much of the season, Paradis was an effective forechecker and scored 5 goals with 11 assists; finishing minus-11 with 39 penalty minutes. Rockford failed to reach the AHL playoffs.

2012-13: Paradis finished the season with Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate in Syracuse after being acquired by the Lightning from Chicago in an April 2013 trade. He had 1 assist and was -1 with 11 penalty minutes in eight regular season games and played in all 18 playoff games for Syracuse. The Crunch finished first in the East Division and reached the AHL Finals against Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids. Paradis scored 3 goals with 1 assist and was +1 with 23 penalty minutes in the playoffs. Playing a limited role for Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate Rockford prior to the trade, he also spent time in the ECHL with Toledo. In 44 games with the IceHogs he scored 1 goal with 7 assists and was +4 with 100 penalty minutes. He had no points and was +1 with 9 penalty minutes in five ECHL games.

2013-14: Paradis skated in 56 games for Tampa Bay AHL affiliiate Syracuse in his first season with the Crunch. Playing primarily a physical, energy role for Syracuse, he scored 6 goals with 9 assists and was -4 with 118 penalty minutes.  The Crunch finished fifth in the East Division, missing the AHL playoffs. Paradise was re-signed by the Lightning as a restricted free agent, signing a one-year two-way contract in July 2014. 

2014-15: Paradis was playing strong two-way hockey for Syracuse in his fourth pro season before suffering a season-ending leg injury in early February 2015. He scored 8 goals with 7 assists and was +10 with 49 penalty minutes in 34 games for the Crunch. The Crunch finished second behind Hartford in the Northeast Division of the re-aligned AHL and were swept by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in a best-of-five first round playoff series.

Talent Analysis

Paradis was selected in the first round by Carolina in 2009 due to his mixture of a physical presence and scoring skill, having a hard shot and the ability to make room for himself and his teammates on the ice. At the pro level he has never matched that potential as a consistent scorer but he plays with an edge and does not back down from a challenge.


Paradis is back with the Syracuse Crunch for his third full season in the Tampa Bay organization in 2015-16. The former first-round pick has yet to appear in an NHL game but is a solid two-way player for the Crunch. He projects as a solid checking player and occasional scorer and potential injury call up at the NHL level.

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BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, November 3, 2008 – Shawinigan Cataractes forward Philippe Paradis and P.E.I. Rocket netminder Bobby Nadeau today were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from October 27 to November 2.

In four contests, Paradis registered seven assists as well as a +4 rating. Moreover, he dished out serious punishment on the fore-check, collecting fourteen bodychecks. The forward enjoyed his best game of the week on Tuesday against the Titan, recording an assist on both the game-tying and game-winning goals. The Cataractes have won ten consecutive games, three shy of the franchise record.

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