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

Bruins avoid arbitration with Ryan Spooner

By , Globe Staff

The center was seeking nearly $4 million, while the team countered with an offer of $2 million.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT

The Bruins went to scout two players. They found Bobby Orr instead

By , Globe Staff

A trip to Gananoque, Ontario in 1961 to see Doug Higgins and Rick Eaton led to the discovery of Orr at age 13.

Kids in a cafe turned out to be a snapshot of history

By , Globe Staff

A local photographer captured the youthful joy of a 13-year-old Bobby Orr and the opponents who defeated his team.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT | ON SECOND THOUGHT

New England Whalers began the transformation of sports to entertainment

By , Globe Staff

The WHA’s inaugural champs will reunite Aug. 5, 44 years after winning the first Avco Cup — but minus the Cup itself.