David Rutherford (ice hockey)

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David Rutherford
Born (1987-04-30) April 30, 1987 (age 27)
Ladner, BC, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
ECHL team
Former teams
Ontario Reign
ECHL
Missouri Mavericks
Orlando Solar Bears
Florida Everblades
Phoenix RoadRunners
Charlotte Checkers
CHL
Arizona Sundogs
Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

David Rutherford (born April 30, 1987 in Ladner, BC, Canada) is a Canadian professional Ice Hockey Forward currently playing for the Ontario Reign of the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Rutherford played Junior Hockey in the PJHL, BCHL, and WHL.[1][2] He played for the Abbotsford Pilots in the PJHL, the Penticton Panthers, Chilliwack Chiefs, and Surrey Eagles in the BCHL, and the Vancouver Giants and Spokane Chiefs in the WHL.[1][2]

Rutherford began his professional Ice Hockey career with the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL during the 2008-09 season and Phoenix RoadRunners, before being traded to the Phoenix RoadRunners on March 13, 2009 along with Peter-James Corsi and Brian Deeth in exchange for Steve Ward and future considerations.[2]

On December 7, 2009 Rutherford signed with the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs of the Central Hockey League, for which he wold play for the 2009-10 season and 2010-11 season.[3][4] Rutherford won the Ray Miron President's Cup championship with the Mudbugs for the 2010-11 season.[4] On July 26, 2011, Rutherford returned to the ECHL by signing with the Florida Everblades.[5]

On August 6, 2012, Rutherford signed a Two-Way AHL/ECHL contract with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League, which coincidentally was affiliated with Rutherford's prior team, the Florida Everblades.[6] Rutherford split the 2012-13 season between the Checkers and Everblades, accumulating 38 Points on 16 Goals and 22 Assists in 36 games with the Everblades, while accumulating 7 Points with 1 Goal and 6 Assists in 18 games with the Checkers.[7]

On August 19, 2013, Rutherford left the Everblades and signed with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL.[7]

On December 28, 2013, Rutherford was traded to the Fort Wayne Komets in exchange for Mickey Lang.[8] He refused to report, however, and then signed with the Arizona Sundogs of the CHL.[9][4]

On June 18, 2014, Rutherford signed with Visby/Roma HK of Hockeyettan, but was released by the team on September 14, 2014.[10][11]

On October 9, 2014, Rutherford signed with the Missouri Mavericks of the ECHL.[12]

On January 22, 2014, Rutherford was traded to the Ontario Reign of the ECHL in exchange for Right Wing Geoff Walker.[13]

Career statistics[14][15][edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003-04 Abbotsford Pilots PJHL - - - - -
2003-04 Penticton Panthers BCHL 6 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL 6 2 2 4 2
2004–05 Surrey Eagles BCHL 48 25 30 55 98 26 10 7 17 54
2004–05 Vancouver Giants WHL 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Vancouver Giants WHL 41 4 6 10 44
2006–07 Spokane Chiefs WHL 69 31 27 58 133 6 2 0 2 13
2007–08 Spokane Chiefs WHL 52 22 21 43 65 21 9 9 18 12
2008–09 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 52 13 13 26 89
2008–09 Phoenix RoadRunners ECHL 12 6 4 10 22
2009–10 Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs CHL 41 18 20 38 62 11 2 4 6 8
2010–11 Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs CHL 58 35 32 67 70 20 12 10 22 29
2011–12 Florida Everblades ECHL 57 25 30 55 65 17 5 7 12 16
2012–13 Florida Everblades ECHL 35 16 22 38 58 13 5 6 11 22
2012–13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 18 1 6 7 12
2013–14 Orlando Solar Bears ECHL 21 6 3 9 32 - - - - -
2013–14 Arizona Sundogs CHL 27 14 20 34 41 11 2 11 13 18
2014–15 Missouri Mavericks ECHL 35 6 14 20 49 - - - - -
AHL totals 18 1 6 7 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Recruiting". Abbotsford Pilots. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "RoadRunners Acquire Rutherford, Corsi and Deeth From Charlotte". OurSportsCentral.com. March 13, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs". PointStreak.com. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Sundogs Sign Proven Goal Scorer David Rutherford". OurSportsCentral.com. December 31, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Everblades Add Rutherford". ECHL. July 26, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pro hockey: Blades' David Rutherford Signs Two-Way Contract with Charlotte of AHL". Naples Daily News. August 6, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Solar Bears Bring In High Scoring Forward". OurSportsCentral.com. August 19, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Komets Acquire Veteran Center David Rutherford; Trade with Solar Bears Deals Mickey Lang to Orlando". OurSportsCentral.com. December 28, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ Sebring, Blake (December 31, 2013). "Rutherford Turns Down Komets for CHL". The News-Sentinel. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Rutherford till Visby" (in Swedish). Visby/Roma HK. June 18, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Rutherford lämnar VR" (in Swedish). Visby/Roma HK. September 14, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ "ECHL Transactions - Oct. 9". ECHL. October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Mavericks Acquire Right Wing Geoff Walker from Reign". ECHL. January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  14. ^ "WHL Network". Western Hockey League. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  15. ^ "2012-13 Regular Season - Florida Everblades". ECHL. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 

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