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Michael Ratchuk

Michael Ratchuk  #63

Defenseman
NUMBER: 63 BIRTHDATE: February 20, 1988
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Buffalo, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 175 DRAFTED: PHI / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (42nd overall)
Traded to Columbus by Philadelphia for Stefan Legein, October 20, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Elmira (ECHL), August 17, 2011. Loaned to Syracuse (AHL) by Elmira (ECHL), November 16, 2011. Loaned to Binghamton (AHL) by Elmira (ECHL), December 10, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Florida (ECHL), January 24, 2012.
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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday