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Mike Rupp

Mike Rupp  #27

Left Wing
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: January 13, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Cleveland, OH, United States
WEIGHT: 235 DRAFTED: NJD / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (76th overall)

PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS
*Ninth trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs
*Established playoff career highs in games played (20), PIM (36) and shots (17) in 2012
*Tallied 2002 Stanley Cup-clinching goal, his first career playoff tally, added two assists and +3 in 3-0 victory in Game Seven vs. ANA (6/9/02). Only player in NHL history whose first career playoff goal was the Stanley Cup-clincher

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS
*Suspended four games (final regular-season game and first three playoff games) for a late illegal check to the head of T.J. Oshie vs. STL (4/10)
*Recorded assist for first point of season and plus-1 rating vs. NYI (12/29)
*Notched season-highs with three hits and 9:07 in TOI at CBJ (12/6)
*Appeared in 600th career game vs. PHI (12/2) and registered first fighting major of season
*Designated Injured, Non-Roster on Sept. 30 and missed 24 games with a lower-body injury

Traded to Erie (OHL) by Windsor (OHL) for Jason Ward, January 6, 1998.Traded to Phoenix by New Jersey with New Jersey's 2nd round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Geoff Paukovich) in 2004 Entry Draft for Jan Hrdina, March 5, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Danbury (UHL), February 10, 2005. Traded to Columbus by Phoenix with Cale Hulse and Jason Chimera for Geoff Sanderson and Tim Jackman, October 8, 2005. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 10, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2011. Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers for Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri, February 4, 2013.
Quote of the Day

Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis