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James Rutherford

James Rutherford

Goalie
BIRTHDATE: February 17, 1949
HEIGHT: 5' 8" BIRTHPLACE: Beeton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 168 DRAFTED: DET / 1969 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1969) Claimed by Pittsburgh from Detroit in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1971. Traded to Detroit by Pittsburgh with Jack Lynch for Ron Stackhouse, January 17, 1974. Traded to Toronto by Detroit for Mark Kirton, December 4, 1980. Traded to Los Angeles by Toronto for Los Angeles' 5th round choice (Barry Brigley) in 1981 Entry Draft, March 10, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September 13, 1982.
Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh