No. 21 … NICK PAUL ... 6' 3”, 221 lbs. … Born: March 20, 1995, in Mississauga, Ont. … Home Town: Mississauga, Ont. … 2014-15 … third-year centre Paul leads the Troops in goals (9), points (13) and plus-minus (+7) … two goals last Sunday in 4-3 win vs. Mississauga … three goals Thanksgiving Monday in 4-1 win vs. Barrie … two power-play assists on Sept. 26 in home-opening 5-4 OT loss vs. Barrie … 2013-14 … third in Battalion scoring with 26 goals and 20 assists for 46 points in 67 games … career-high six-game point and four-game assist streaks (5G, 6A) ended Feb. 2 in 2-1 win vs. Sault Ste. Marie … career-high four-game goal streak ended Nov. 7 in a 4-3 loss vs. Sudbury … fourth-round pick of Dallas Stars in 2013 NHL Draft, his rights were traded to Ottawa on July 1 with Alex Chiasson, Alex Guptil and a second-round pick for veteran Jason Spezza, a former Battalion member, and prospect Ludwig Karlsson … 2012-13 … 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points in 66 games … first career three-goal game on New Year’s Eve in 5-2 win vs. Mississauga … Battalion’s fifth-round choice, 95th overall, in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection from the Mississauga Reps major midgets … 2011-12 … MVP in 2012 GTHL midget all-star game … three goals, two assists in nine games with Mississauga Chargers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League … started playing organized hockey in Port Credit when he was five … Nick has dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship … father Ellwood owns ECJ Computers in Port Credit … an outstanding track and field athlete in high school, Ellwood has earned four most valuable coach awards from the Port Credit Hockey Association … mother, Melinda Rios-Paul, is global business manager for Avnet Canada and based in Mississauga … a native of Los Angeles, Melinda played for a travelling fast-pitch team in Los Angeles and was a competitive dancer … Nick’s older brother, Jesse, operates an import business in Toronto and played junior A hockey with Streetsville Derbys and Oakville Blades, and junior B with St. Catharines Falcons … Nick played competitive baseball, football and soccer and was an outstanding lacrosse player with the Mimico Mountaineers. Played in the 2010 world under-16 lacrosse championship at Manchester, England … favourite NHL team is Boston Bruins and favourite player is Boston’s Jarome Iginla … turns 20 on March 20.