Martin Rucinsky

Martin Rucinsky  #26

Left Wing
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: March 11, 1971
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Most, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: EDM / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (20th overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1991) WC-A All-Star Team (1999) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2000) Traded to Quebec by Edmonton for Ron Tugnutt and Brad Zavisha, March 10, 1992. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Montreal by Colorado with Andrei Kovalenko and Jocelyn Thibault for Patrick Roy and Mike Keane, December 6, 1995. Traded to Dallas by Montreal with Benoit Brunet for Donald Audette and Shaun Van Allen, November 21, 2001. Traded to NY Rangers by Dallas with Roman Lyashenko for Manny Malhotra and Barrett Heisten, March 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, October 30, 2002. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 28, 2003. Traded to Vancouver by NY Rangers for RJ Umberger and Martin Grenier, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Litvinov (CzRep), August 20, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 3, 2005. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 2, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), July 23, 2008.
Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final