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Craig Ludwig | #17

D | 6' 3" | 220 lb
Career
GP G A P +/-
1,256 38 184 222 84
  • Craig Ludwig
  • Born: March 15, 1961
  • Birthplace: Rhinelander, WI, USA
  • Shoots: Left
  • Draft: 1980 MTL, 3rd rd, 19th pk (61st overall)
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,256 38 184 222 84 1,437 2 10 1 10 3 0 1,074 3.5
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,256 38 184 222 84 1,437 2 10 1 10 3 0 1,074 3.5

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Stanley Cup
Season Team
1998-1999 Dallas Stars
1985-1986 Montréal Canadiens

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Craig Ludwig Bio

Blocked shots weren't an official statistic during Ludwig's NHL career, so it's impossible to measure how many scoring chances he got in the way of during his 17 seasons as one of the League's best defensive defensemen during the 1980s and 1990s. At 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, he was a classic stay-at-home defenseman who knew how to play physically without taking needless penalties, was excellent at reading plays and adept at anticipating what opposing attackers wanted to do.

The Montreal Canadiens selected Ludwig in the third round (No. 61) of the 1980 NHL Draft, and he joined them for the 1982-83 season after three years at the University of North Dakota, where he helped UND win two national championships. He finished with 25 points, all assists, as a rookie and again had 25 points (seven goals, 18 assists) in 1983-84 -- but never came close to those numbers again.

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