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 at Flyers | 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

Why Bruins fans should keep an eye on Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds

By , Globe Staff

Simmonds has 15 goals for a Philadelphia team that is floundering and may be a seller at the trade deadline.

kevin paul dupont | ON HOCKEY

Wanted: Second-line scoring punch for Bruins

By , Globe Staff

To have success in the playoffs, Boston needs to get scoring from a second line centered by David Krejci.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT | SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

Fighting is at a historic low in today’s NHL

By , Globe Staff

Given that it typically takes two to tango, the current 1,271-game season will produce 482 fighting majors, or a mere 241 fights.

kevin paul dupont | on hockey

Shadowing assignment disappearing from the game

By , Globe Staff

Defensive strategy has shifted to matching up lines.