NAHL Wichita Falls Wildcats


Meet Coach Paul Baxter!

on May 04, 2011

Come meet new Wildcats' head coach Paul Baxter!

He will be at the Parkway Grill on Southwest Parkway for a special meet and greet on Monday, May 9 at 6 pm. It's a great opportunity to welcome him to the city, talk some hockey, and even get autographs from the 8-year NHL veteran.

Baxter played for the Quebec Nordiques (now the Colorado Avalanche), Pittsburgh Penguins, and Calgary Flames from 1979 through 1987. He also played in the NHL's rival league, the World Hockey Association from 1974 through 1979 with the Nordiques and the Cleveland Crusaders.

His best NHL season was in 1981-82 with Pittsburgh, where he scored 9 goals and a career-high 34 assists. He also was only the second NHL player to surpass the 400 penalty minute mark that season, finishing with 409.

Baxter won a WHA championship with Quebec in 1977, an IHL championship as head coach of the Salt Lake Golden Eagles in 1988, and is an Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

So come join us in welcoming Paul Baxter to Wichita Falls on Monday!