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Ron Tugnutt

Ron Tugnutt  #31

Goalie
NUMBER: 31 BIRTHDATE: October 22, 1967
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Scarborough, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 165 DRAFTED: QUE / 1986 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 4th   (81st overall)
OHL First All-Star Team (1987) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1999) Traded to Edmonton by Quebec with Brad Zavisha for Martin Rucinsky, March 10, 1992. Claimed by Anaheim from Edmonton in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to Montreal by Anaheim for Stephan Lebeau, February 20, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Washington, September 25, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 14, 1996. Traded to Pittsburgh by Ottawa with Janne Laukkanen for Tom Barrasso, March 14, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 4, 2000. Traded to Dallas by Columbus with Columbus' 2nd round choice (Janos Vas) in 2002 Entry Draft for New Jersey's 1st round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Buffalo Buffalo selected Dan Paille) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 18, 2002. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to knee (December 2, 2003 in practice) and groin (January 2, 2004 vs. Phoenix) injuries.
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I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.

— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday