Senior staff writer and columnist

Kevin Paul Dupont

Kevin Paul Dupont reported on all manner of sports topics the past 40 years, since first becoming a staff writer in 1977 for the then Boston Herald American.

Since joining the Globe’s sports staff fulltime in 1985, he’s been a beat writer (Bruins, Red Sox), feature writer and, since 2010, he’s written an off-beat column, Second Thought, that covers a wide array of topics.

Latest stories


David Backes was moved to top line before injury exit

By , Globe Staff

Backes received 18 stitches for a leg laceration and did not return for the final two periods.


David Backes won’t face additional discipline for hit

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Backes was ejected from Thursday’s game but the NHL ruled he did not target Vincent Trochek’s head.


The Bruins were a little short on everything Thursday

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With several key players sidelined, the Bruins were unable to score in a loss in Florida.

Bruins’ David Backes ejected, could face further discipline

By , Globe Staff

The forward was given a match penalty for his hit on Vincent Trochek in the first period.