Monday, July 21, 2014


Big and tough Bob Paradise had a legendary high school hockey career for Cretin in the early '60s.  He had a decorated college career for Saint Mary's and was a U.S. Olympian in 1968.  After four more years in the minor leagues, he finally made his NHL debut at the age of 27 for his home state North Stars in 1972.  He only suited up for six games with the North Stars and was traded to the Atlanta Flames following the season.  For the next seven years, Paradise established himself as a physical stay-at-home defender for the Flames, Penguins, and Capitals.  In 1989, he was elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

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