Rutherford in 1976
February 17, 1949 |
Beeton, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 1969
Detroit Red Wings
James Earl Rutherford (born February 17, 1949) is a former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Los Angeles Kings in the 1970s and 1980s. Since 1994, he has been president, general manager and part owner of the Carolina Hurricanes (known as the Hartford Whalers until 1997). The Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup on June 19, 2006 while Rutherford was the GM.
Jim Rutherford started the popular trend of hockey goalies decorating their masks in 1976. Initially, a friend painted a pair of red wings at the temples of Rutherford's without his permission. Because he didn't have time to get another fitted mask before game time, he reluctantly wore the decorated mask on the ice. Soon other goaltenders followed suit.
- "Jim Rutherford NHL Statistics". Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- Canes' Rutherford expected to give up GM duties at end of the season, News Observer
- Jim Rutherford's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jim Rutherford's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Jim Rutherford's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Jim Rutherford's Day with the Stanley Cup
|Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
|General Manager of the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes
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