7 Paul Baier
7 Paul Baier
Height: 6-4
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: North Kingstown, RI
High School: Deerfield Academy
Position: D
NHL Rights: Los Angeles (2004)

A big and powerful blueliner, Paul Baier adds experience to one of the deepest and most talented bluelines in the ECACHL. He became Brown's third draft pick in seven years, when he was drafted on June 26, 2004, by the Los Angeles Kings, in the third round (95th overall).

2005-2006: Finished the season with six assists in 30 games ... Picked up his first point of the year with an assist on Prough's goal in 3-3 tie against #11 Colgate ... Notched an assist on Ihnacak's game-winning goal in 4-1 victory over UConn ... Earned an assist on Hurley's goal in 2-2 tie with Union ... Posted an assist on Prough's goal at #5 Cornell, giving Brown a 3-1 lead ... Tallied an assist on Dersch's power-play goal the next night at #18 Colgate ... Earned an assist on Cory Caouette's power-play goal, giving Brown a 1-0 lead, in 2-2 tie with Dartmouth ... One of 11 Bears named to the ECACHL All-Academic Squad.

2004-2005: Baier had an impressive rookie season for the Bears, playing in 32 of 33 games ... Finished the season with 2-8-10 numbers, ranking second in scoring among defensemen ... Both goals were scored on the power-play ... Also had 24 penalty minutes ... Scored his f irst career goal on the power-play in Brown's season-opening 2-2 tie with Harvard ... Tallied an assist on Ihnacak's second goal in 4-2 win at Clarkson ... Scored Brown's first goal in 3-3 tie with RPI ... Added an assist the next night in 2-0 win over Union ... Posted two assists in 4-1 win over Merrimack ... Named to All-Tournament Team of the UConn Classic ... Notched an assist on game-winning power-play goal in 5-3 win at Yale ... Tallied an assist in 3-1 win over Vermont ... Earned two assists in 7-4 win in Game #1 against RPI in the ECACHL First Round.

Before Brown: Baier played ice hockey for two seasons at Deerfield Academy, after three seasons at St. George's School in Newport, RI ... An Assistant Captain for Deerfield in 2003-2004, Baier notched 10 (6g, 4a) points in 2004 to go along with 22 penalty minutes ... Helped to lead 2003 Deerf ield team to a New England Championship ... Recipient of Deerfield's Smith Award for Best Scholar Athlete in 2003 ... Named 2003 Hockey Night in Boston Best NHL Prospect ... Named 2003 Beantown Hockey Classic Top Pro Prospect ... 2000 Athlete of the Year at St. George's ... Also played lacrosse and football at Deerfield and St. Georges.

Personal: Paul Baier is the son of Wayne and Ambi Baier of North Kingstown, Rhode Island ... Born in 1985 ... Paul has two brothers, Ryan and Eric ... Two-year honor roll student at Deerfield ... One-year honor roll student at St. George's ... Member of Student Council (2001-2002), Athletic Council (2001-2002), and Dorm Council (2000-2001) at St. George's ... Major: International Relations.

2004-05 32 2 8 10 2 0 0 12/24
2005-06 30 0 6 6 0 0 0 9/18
TOTALS 62 2 14 16 2 0 0 21/42