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1978 NHL DRAFT PICK
Paul MacKinnon
Selected in second round
No. 23 overall by Washington Capitals

Born November 6, 1958
Position: Defense
Height: 6-0   Weight: 190
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: Peterborough (OMJHL)                     
Birthplace: Brantford, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Brantford, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1974-75 BrantfordJr. B --5 1419 23
1975-76 PeterboroughOMJHL 481 1011 42
1976-77 PeterboroughOMJHL 652 3840 96
1977-78 PeterboroughOMJHL 601 2526 77

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Memorial Cup All-Star First Team:
1978 (Peterborough)
OMJHL All-Star Third Team: 1977-78 (Peterborough)
Peterborough Captain: 1977-78
Miscellaneous: Played on minor hockey team with Wayne Gretzky while growing up in Brantford, Ontario.
NHL CAREER
Debut: October 10, 1979 (Winnipeg at Pittsburgh)
Numbers:  19, 22, 4 (Washington)
Stanley Cup: Never won.  Playing Status: Retired 1984
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1979-1983 Washington147 52328 91

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous:
Missed part of 1979-80 season with broken cheekbone, an injury suffered during Washington's Nov. 3, 1979, game at Minnesota. ... Missed part of 1980-81 season with torn MCL in right knee, suffered during Washington's Oct. 30, 1980, game at Colorado.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: Winnipeg (WHA); Hershey (AHL)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA Avco Trophy:
1979 (Winnipeg)
WHA Draft Pick: 1978 (by Winnipeg)
Miscellaneous: Signed with Winnipeg (WHA) in June 1978, and did not enter NHL until June 9, 1979, when Washington took him back from Winnipeg in the 1979 NHL Reclaim Draft. Under the rules of the reclaim draft, the Capitals were obligated to keep MacKinnon in the NHL for at least two full seasons before demoting him to the minors. ... Played on Detroit Red Wings Alumni team after his retirement, even though he never played in Detroit organization.
Personal: Full name is Paul Gregory MacKinnon.

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SNAPSHOT '78
Total Selected: 234
Forwards: 143
Defense: 67
Goaltenders: 24
Major Junior: 127
College Players: 80
Canadian: 170
Euro-Canadian: 0
USA Citizens: 47
U.S.-Born: 47
European: 17
Reached NHL: 95
Won Stanley Cup: 16
Hall of Fame: 1
All-Star Game: 18
Year-end All-Star: 1
Olympians: 16
Picks Traded: 46
 
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