Aaron Voros

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Aaron Voros
Aaron Voros.jpg
Born (1981-07-02) July 2, 1981 (age 33)
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Wing
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 229th overall, 2001
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2007–present

Aaron Voros (born July 2, 1981) is a professional hockey player with over 11 years of experience on NHL teams, including the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Voros is currently an unrestricted free agent and divides his time between professional sports and entrepreneurial endeavors. Voros served as the Team President of the NHL Players Association for the New York Rangers for two consecutive years and the Anaheim Ducks for one year. Voros was offered collegiate scholarships from Princeton University, Brown University, and the University of Maine, and attended the University of Alaska to play NCAA Division 1 hockey where he was named to the CCHA All-Rookie team in his freshman year. Voros is currently an entrepreneur and investor, serving on the advisory board of Trigger Media, is co-owner of "Tiny's & the Bar Upstairs” in Manhattan, and is on the advisory board of several hospitality and real estate projects including Bangers and Mash(Smith and Mills, Super Linda, Warren 77) and BGDM Events(The Lion, The Crown, and The Windsor).

Playing career[edit]

Voros played amateur hockey in his home city of Surrey, British Columbia with the Surrey Minor Hockey Association, also playing Nor-Wes Caps-Junior B of the PIJHL and Junior A with the Victoria Salsa of the BCHL. He was an 8th round draft pick by the New Jersey Devils in the 2001 NHL draft while playing for the Victoria Salsa. That summer he also received a full athletic hockey scholarship to University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he was named to the CCHA All-Rookie team in his freshman year.

On March 1, 2007, the Minnesota Wild traded a seventh-round draft pick in 2008 to the New Jersey Devils for Voros. After starting the 2007–08 season with the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, the Houston Aeros, Voros was called upon to play his first NHL game on November 11, 2007 against the Colorado Avalanche.[1]

Voros scored his first NHL goal, as a member of the Wild, against Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks on November 16, 2007 in his birthplace and hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[2] He would go on to score seven goals and seven assists in 55 games during his rookie season. Voros was nominated as the Wild's 2008 Bill Masterton Trophy candidate by the Twin Cities chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.[1]

On July 1, 2008 Aaron was one of the first free agents to sign a contract, he signed a 3-year deal with the NY Rangers.

While in New York, Aaron Voros served as the New York Rangers NHLPA representative from October 2008 until he was traded to Anaheim in July 2010.

On June 10, 2010, he was traded along with Ryan Hillier to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Steve Eminger.[3]

Known for showing up to training camp in top fitness, he took this attitude and delivered a great camp in Anaheim where he played for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 2010-2011 season. 10 games into the season Anaheim put Voros on short term injured reserve. On the day after coming off injured reserve, Voros suffered a broken orbital bone on December 8, 2010 in a game in Vancouver. He was placed on the Anaheim Ducks injured reserved list until February 11, 2011.

On February 15, 2011, Voros was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Personal[edit]

Voros is of Hungarian descent, was born in Vancouver, BC at British Columbia's Children's Hospital, and was raised in Vancouver.[4] His grandfather and grandmother emigrated from Hungary in 1956 and settled in Vancouver after leaving during the Hungarian Revolution. In an interview in 2008 Voros said that he is proud of his Hungarian roots and would love to represent Hungary on the international level if it were permissible.[5]

Voros split his childhood between his father Peter Voros, and mother Sheri Voros' homes after their divorce when he was 11. He was raised in a Christian home and attended church regularly growing up.[citation needed]

In May 2011, Voros and his teammates Sean Avery and Henrik Lundqvist opened their first restaurant in Manhattan called "Tiny's & the Bar Upstairs". The restaurant is located at 135 West Broadway in the Tribeca district of southern Manhattan.

Voros previously dated Canadian model, Jessica Stam.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Burnaby Bulldogs BCHL 6 0 2 2 2
1999–00 Victoria Salsa BCHL 58 14 21 35 285
2000–01 Victoria Salsa BCHL 57 34 34 68 196 30 16 15 31
2001–02 Alaska Nanooks CCHA 37 18 13 31 101
2002–03 Alaska Nanooks CCHA 16 2 5 7 42
2003–04 Alaska Nanooks CCHA 36 16 8 24 132
2003–04 Albany River Rats AHL 9 2 1 3 14
2004–05 Albany River Rats AHL 71 11 17 28 220
2005–06 Albany River Rats AHL 73 16 14 30 180
2006–07 Lowell Devils AHL 39 9 8 17 111
2006–07 Houston Aeros AHL 19 2 3 5 58
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 12 4 4 8 46
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 55 7 7 14 141 5 1 0 1 16
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 54 8 8 16 122 4 0 0 0 14
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 41 3 4 7 89
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 12 0 0 0 43
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 0 0 0 5
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 26 3 4 7 61
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 23 4 3 7 23
000000NHL totals 162 18 19 37 395 9 1 0 1 30

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2001-02

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Voros nominated for Masterton Trophy" (Press release). Minnesota Wild. 2008-03-16. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Four-Goal First Period Fuels Canucks Win Over Wild". Sports Network. 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Rangers obtain Eminger from Ducks". New York Rangers. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "What is hockey like in Hungary?". Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "NHL játékos a magyar válogatottban?" [NHL player in the Hungarian national team?]. Duna TV (in Hungarian) (dunatv.hu). 6 October 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brian Maloney
Terry Flanagan Memorial Award
2003–04
Succeeded by
Jordan Sigalet