John Paddock was a 3rd round pick (37th overall) of tthe Washington Capitals in the 1974 NHL Draft along with a 2nd round pick (28th overall) of the Minnesota Fighting Saints in the 1974 WHA Draft. He signed with the Capitals and spent most of his first two seasons with the Richmond Robins of the AHL. He saw his first NHL action with the Capitals in 1975-76, playing in 8 games with a goal and an assist. Paddock spent the next four seasons in the Philadelphia Flyers organization, spending the bulk of his time in 1976-77 with the Springfield Indians outside of a 5 game stint with the Flyers. He played the entire next two seasons with the AHL Maine Mariners before earning a permanent spot in the Flyer lineup in 1979-80, playing in 32 games with 3 goals and 7 assists. The Flyers traded Paddock to the Quebec Nordiques in August 1980 in exchange for cash considerations. He played in 32 games for Quebec in 1980-81 before moving back to the Flyers organization where he played almost exclusively for the Maine Mariners until retiring after the 1983-84 season. His final NHL action was a 10-game stint with the Flyers in 1982-83. Over his NHL career, Paddock played in 87 games with 8 goals and 14 assists for 22 points with 86 penalty minutes. He emabarked on a long coaching career after his playing days ended.
Paddock wore this Sandow SK for road games during his final NHL season in 1982-83 when he scored twice and added an assist. The game use on this short style size 52 jersey is on the lighter side, matching the 10 games Paddock dressed for with the Flyers that season. There are stick and slash marks, board burns, washed out bloodstains and inner pilling evident.