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Paul Ranger
Paul Ranger
Defenseman
((RAIN-juhr, PAWL))
Number: 54
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 12, 1984
Birthplace: Whitby, ON, Canada
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Drafted: TBL / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (183rd overall)
2006-07 SEASON
Set career highs with 4 goals and 24 assists … Returned from injury and recorded an assist on Lecavalier’s 50th goal of the season 3/30 at CAR … Scored his 2nd GWG of the season 2/25 vs. PIT … Was selected to the 2006-07 NHL Young Stars Game … Recorded his 7th career multi-point game (1-1-2) 1/20 at CAR … Scored his 2nd career GWG and had his 2nd multi-point game of the season 12/21 at OTT … Played in his 100th career game and added an assist 11/26 vs. OTT … Tied a career high with 2 assists 10/26 vs. CAR.

2007 PLAYOFFS
Played 25:15 with a plus-1 rating, four hits and two takeaways in Game 4 … Assisted on the GWG and tied the franchise record with a plus-3 rating in Game 2 … Logged 23:43 of ice time, landed 1 hit and blocked 1 shot in Game 1.

CAREER NOTES
2005-06:
Began the season with Springfield and was recalled after playing 1 game and scoring 1 goal while recording 3 points … Made his NHL debut on 10/15/05 and played 12 minutes with 2 shots on goal … Skated in 76 games for the Lightning and scored 1 goal while adding 17 assists including 1 game-winning goal … Set the franchise record for most assists by a rookie defenseman in a season with 17 (Hamrlik, 92-93, 15) … 2006 Playoffs: Made his post season debut and played in 5 games … Scored 2 goals and added 4 assists in the ECQF vs. OTT, ranking him 2nd on the team in points and assists … Recorded a 3-game point streak in Games 2, 3 and 4 (2g, 4a) … Averaged 21:43 of ice time during the post season …  2004-05: Made his pro debut and played in 62 games for Springfield of the AHL and scored 3 goals and added 8 assists with 46 PIM … Scored 1 game-winning goal and 1 on the power play … Ranked 2nd among Falcons defensemen in shots with 90 …Signed by the Lightning on 6/1/04.

JUNIOR CAREER
Played 4 seasons with Oshawa of the Ontario Hockey League … Ranked 1st on the Generals in goals, assists and points by a defenseman for 2 consecutive seasons from 2002 until 2004  … Led Oshawa in points by a defenseman season with 12 goals and 31 assists for 43 … Led the Generals with 9 PPG … Ranked 2nd on the team in PIM with 72 … Appeared in 25 playoff games with Oshawa and recorded 4 assists and 24 PIM.

NHL AND LIGHTNING FIRSTS
GAME:    10/15/05 vs. PIT
GOAL:    3/30/06 @ ATL (Lehtonen)
ASSIST:    10/20/05 vs. ATL

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Goals
Game:        1 (5 times, last – 2/25/07 vs. PIT)
Season:        4 (2006-07)
Multi-Goal Games:        0
    In 2006-07:     0
Hat Tricks:    0
Streak:        0
    In 2006-07:     0

Assists
Game:        2 (5 times, last – 1/4/07 at MIN)
Season:        24 (2006-07)
Streak:        3 (10/21-10/28/06, 4a)
    In 2006-07:     3 (10/21-10/28/06, 4a)

Points
Game:        2 (7 times, last – 1/20/07 at CAR, 1g-1a)
Season:        28 (2006-07)
Multi-Point Games:        7
    In 2006-07:     4 (last –1/20/07 at CAR, 1g-1a)
Streak:        3 (10/21-10/28/06, 4a)
    In 2006-07:     3 (10/21-10/28/06, 4a)

Games Played Streak:    140 (10/26/05-3/7/07)
Most PIM in a Game:    6 (4/11/06 vs. ATL)
Most Shots in a Game:    4 (3 times, last – 2/3/07 vs. NYR)