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Position Center
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
230 lb (105 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
New Jersey Devils
Phoenix Coyotes
Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationality American
Born January 13 1980 (1980-01-13) (age 30),
Cleveland, OH, U.S.
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1998
New York Islanders

76th overall, 2000
New Jersey Devils

Pro Career 2000 – present

Michael "Mike" Rupp (born on January 13, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American professional player currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Rupp was originally drafted in the first round, 9th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Unsigned, and still playing in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Erie Otters, he returned to the draft and was selected 76th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils.

Mike played his first professional season in 2000–01 with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL), an affiliate of the Devils. Rupp made his NHL debut in the 2002–03 season with the Devils where he helped them win the Stanley Cup, scoring the Cup-clinching goal. Rupp is only player in Stanley Cup history to have his first playoff goal be the Stanley Cup winning goal.

The following season in 2003–04, Rupp was traded by the Devils with a second round draft pick to the Phoenix Coyotes for Jan Hrdina on March 5, 2004. After the NHL lockout Rupp was traded by the Coyotes along with Jason Chimera and Cale Hulse to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Geoff Sanderson and Tim Jackman on October 8, 2005. Columbus declined to submit Rupp (a restricted free agent) a qualifying offer in June 2006.

On July 9, 2006, Rupp signed a 1-year, $450,000 contract to return to the New Jersey Devils. After a successful season establishing himself as a gritty hardworking player Rupp re-signed with the Devils on June 28, 2007, to a two-year contract.

On July 1, 2009, Rupp signed a 2-year, $1.65 million dollar contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Windsor Spitfires OHL 38 9 8 17 60
1997–98 Erie Otters OHL 26 7 3 10 57 7 3 1 4 6
1998–99 Erie Otters OHL 63 22 25 47 102 5 0 2 2 25
1999–00 Erie Otters OHL 58 32 21 53 134 13 5 5 10 22
2000–01 Albany River Rats AHL 71 10 10 20 63
2001–02 Albany River Rats AHL 78 13 17 30 90
2002–03 Albany River Rats AHL 47 8 11 19 74
2002–03 New Jersey Devils NHL 26 5 3 8 21 4 1 3 4 0
2003–04 New Jersey Devils NHL 51 6 5 11 41
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 6 0 1 1 6
2004–05 Danbury Trashers UHL 14 5 5 10 30 11 3 4 7 38
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 39 4 2 6 58
2005–06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 3 1 2 3 12
2006–07 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 6 3 9 92 9 0 1 1 7
2007–08 New Jersey Devils NHL 64 3 6 9 58 5 0 1 1 2
2008–09 New Jersey Devils NHL 72 3 6 9 136 7 0 0 0 14
NHL totals 335 27 26 53 412 25 1 5 6 23

External links

  • Michael Rupp's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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