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Steve Rucchin

Steve Rucchin  #20

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NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: July 4, 1971
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: ANA / 1994 NHL Supplemental Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd overall choice
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to jaw injury vs. Colorado, November 15, 2000. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to leg injury vs. San Jose, November 16, 2001. Traded to NY Rangers by Anaheim for Trevor Gillies and NY Rangers' 4th round choice (later traded back to NY Rangers) - later traded to Washington - Washington selected Brett Bruneteau) in 2007 Entry Draft, August 23, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 3, 2006.
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He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft