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Steve Rucchin

Steve Rucchin  #20

Center
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.
Quote of the Day

It's obviously not fun to not know, but on the other hand, I'm not in a rush. I'm going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing. I'm not going to play on 90 percent.

— Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom in an interview with Washington Post about whether he will be able to play in 2015-16 opener
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