Paul Traynor played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1994-95 to 1996-97, all with the Kitchener Rangers. Traynor led the Rangers in assists in his final season with 48. His 59 points topped all Kitchener blue-liners.
Traynor was selected in the seventh round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets, 162nd overall. Paul spent seven seasons in the North American minors, sharing time between the AHL, IHL, and ECHL but never getting a chance to play in the National Hockey League.
Since 2004-05, Traynor has been playing in Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga. His first two seasons were spent with Kölner Haie (Cologne Sharks). For three seasons from 2006-07 to 2008-09, Paul had his best span of pro hockey. In those three years, as a member of the Iserlohn Roosters, Traynor led the DEL’s defensemen in assists for the 2007-08 season with 34 and was a DEL All-Star in 2008-09.
Paul is in his second season with Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg of the DEL. He wears the ‘A’ on his jersey and is helping his team battle it out for top spot in the league. Currently, there is a three way fight for first place in the fourteen team DEL. Wolfsburg sits in second place overall, one point ahead of Krefeld Pinguine and one point behind Eisbären Berlin.
Joining Paul Traynor on Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg is fellow Ontario Hockey League grad Norm Milley. Norm leads the team in scoring and is tied for eleventh in the league.
Check out Paul Traynor’s profile page on the Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg official website.