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John Gruden

John Gruden  #17

Defenseman
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: June 4, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Virginia, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: BOS / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (168th overall)
USHL Defenseman of the Year (1990) CCHA First All-Star Team (1994) NCAA West First All-American Team (1994) IHL Second All-Star Team (1998) AHL First All-Star Team (2002) Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 7, 1998. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to shoulder injury in training camp, October 1, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Eisbaren Berlin (Germany), May 3, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 18, 2003. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to concussion vs. Los Angeles, November 10, 2003.
Quote of the Day

It's a date that's been circled on my calendar, so it's kind of nice to have it here and get it over with (Thursday). This is a little bit of the closing of the book on the move. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.

— Stars forward Jason Spezza on returning to Ottawa for the first time to face the Senators