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

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I ON HOCKEY

Denied by Ilya Kovalchuk, will Bruins turn attention back to Rick Nash?

By , Globe Staff

Nash and all other free agents are free this coming week to chat contract with all 31 NHL clubs.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

How Nick Boynton’s words affected Patrice Bergeron

By , Globe Staff

Boynton revealed that he suffered 8-10 “confirmed concussions” over the course of his playing career.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT | ON HOCKEY

Sabres start over (again) with Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin

By , Globe Staff

The Sabres are hoping the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft can bring relevancy to the franchise.

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, coach Bruce Casssidy miss out on NHL Awards

By , Globe Staff

Bergeron was up for a record fifth Selke, but finished third; Cassidy was runner-up for coach of the year.