Born: June 21, 1965
Birthplace: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'11" Weight: 180 lbs.
Season with Buffalo: 1986-87
Uniform Number: 16
|A native of Guelph, Ontario, Paul Brydges played his Junior hockey with the Guelph Platers of the Ontario Hockey League from 1982-83 to 1985-86. A center, Brydges was named Captain of the team in 1985, and led the team to the 1986 Memorial Cup Championship.
Undrafted as a junior, Brydges signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres in the spring of 1986. Brydges was assigned to the Rochester Americans, where he spent the majority of the 1986-87 season. Brydges was called up to the Buffalo Sabres during the season. He played 15 games as a Sabres that year, scoring 2 goals and 2 assists.
Brydges was re-assigned to Rochester for the 1987-88 season. Brydges spent the entire season in Rochester, scoring 15 goals and 16 assists in 69 games played. In 1988-89, his offensive production fell off, and he was able to manage only 8 goals and 3 assists in 51 games. At the end of the season, Brydges was released.
Brydges signed with the New-Haven Nighthawks of the AHL for the 1989-90 season. In 37 games with the Nighthawks, Brydges managed only 13 points. Following the 1989-90 season, Brydges retired from professional hockey.
After retirement, Brydged returned to his native Guelph, where he became coach of the Guelph Storm of the OHL. Brydges coached the Storm to the 1994-95 OHL Championship. He has since been replaced as coach of the Storm.