John Gruden

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John Gruden
Born (1970-06-04) June 4, 1970 (age 44)
Virginia, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
Washington Capitals
Eisbären Berlin (DEL)
NHL Draft 168th overall, 1990
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1994–2004

John Daniel Gruden (born June 4, 1970) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman.

Playing career[edit]

Drafted 168th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins, Gruden played for the Bruins, Ottawa Senators and Washington Capitals playing a total of 92 regular season games, scoring one goal and eight assists for nine points and collecting 46 penalty minutes. He also had a spell in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany for Eisbären Berlin. He played high school hockey in Hastings, Minnesota in the late 1980s. He has worked as an assistant coach for the Detroit Little Caesars AAA hockey club, coaching for their Squirt 2000 squad. He also spends time doing work on behalf of the Red Wings Alumni Association. John currently coaches the Rochester Stoney Creek High School hockey team along with former NHL player Greg Johnson(Rochester, Michigan).

Career statistics[edit]

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1989-90  Waterloo Black Hawks        USHL   47    7   39   46   35  --  --  --  --  --
1990-91  Ferris State University     NCAA   39    4   11   15   29  --  --  --  --  --
1991-92  Ferris State University     NCAA   37    9   14   23   24  --  --  --  --  --
1992-93  Ferris State University     NCAA   41   16   14   30   58  --  --  --  --  --
1993-94  Boston Bruins             NHL     7    0    1    1    2  --  --  --  --  --
1993-94  Ferris State University     NCAA   38   11   25   36   52  --  --  --  --  --
1994-95  Providence Bruins           AHL     1    0    1    1    0  --  --  --  --  --
1994-95  Boston Bruins               NHL    38    0    6    6   22  --  --  --  --  --
1995-96  Providence Bruins           AHL    39    5   19   24   29  --  --  --  --  --
1995-96  Boston Bruins               NHL    14    0    0    0    4   3   0   1   1   0
1996-97  Providence Bruins           AHL    78   18   27   45   52  10   3   6   9   4
1997-98  Detroit Vipers              IHL    76   13   42   55   74  23   1   8   9  16
1998-99  Ottawa Senators             NHL    13    0    1    1    8  --  --  --  --  --
1998-99  Detroit Vipers              IHL    59   10   28   38   52  10   0   1   1   6
1999-00  Ottawa Senators             NHL     9    0    0    0    4  --  --  --  --  --
1999-00  Grand-Rapids Griffins       IHL    50    5   17   22   24  12   1   4   5   8
2000-01  Grand-Rapids Griffins       IHL    34    2    6    8   18  10   1   4   5   8
2001-02  Grand Rapids Griffins       AHL    57    3   14   17   48   5   1   0   1   2
2002-03  Berlin Polar Bears          DEL    38    6   25   31   34   9   2   6   8   4
2003-04  Washington Capitals         NHL    11    1    0    1    6  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                         92    1    8    9   46   3   0   1   1   0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA First Team 1993–94
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1993–94

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Joe Cook
CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
1993–94
Succeeded by
Kelly Perrault