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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

I think I'm lucky to be here and you definitely don't take very many things for granted, if you take anything for granted. I definitely put my family and my wife and my close family in perspective, that they're the most important thing in the world. I want to do whatever I can to play hockey, but like I said, under the right circumstances.

— Stars forward Rich Peverley to "The Musers" radio show on The Ticket 1310 AM in Dallas