Paul MacDermid is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played 690 games in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals, and Quebec Nordiques. MacDermid was selected 61st overall in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft by Hartford. He played his junior career with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League.
His son, Lane MacDermid, was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Lane scored his first career NHL goal exactly 31 years after the same was done by Paul. They are only the second pair of father and son who scored their first goals on one date.