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Paul A. Runge (September 10 1908 - April 27, 1972) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 138 games in the National Hockey League. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, he played for the Boston Bruins (1930–32, 1936), Montreal Maroons (1933–34, 1936–38), and Montreal Canadiens (1934–36, 1936).

He played junior hockey in Edmonton and then turned pro in the Pacific Coast Hockey League from 1928 to 1930. The Boston Bruins signed him as a free agent in 1930. Runge split two seasons between the Bruins and the Boston Cubs and then played for the Philadelphia Arrows in 1932-33. In 1933-34 he played in 4 games for the Montreal Maroons and in 1934-35 3 games for the Montreal Canadiens.

In 1935-36 Runge finally played a full NHL season, albeit split between the Canadiens and the Bruins. He continued his odyssey in 1936-37, playing for both the Canadiens and the Maroons. He had one more NHL season, 1937-38, with the Maroons. That marked the end of his NHL career, with 140 games and 18 goals and 22 assists.

Runge played three seasons of minor pro before retiring in 1942.

He came back to play senior hockey in 1943-44 with the Edmonton Vics, a team hurriedly put together to give Alberta an Allan Cup qualifier.

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