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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.
Quote of the Day

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3