Mike Rucinski (ice hockey b. 1975)

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Mike Rucinski
Born (1975-03-30) March 30, 1975 (age 39)
Trenton, MI, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Draft 217th overall, 1995
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1996–2002

Michael J. Rucinski (born March 30, 1975 in Trenton, Michigan) is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for the Carolina Hurricanes. Rucinski was drafted 217th by the Hartford Whalers (now Carolina Hurricanes) in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft and played 26 regular season games for the Hurricanes scoring two assists and collecting ten penalty minutes. In March 2002, Rucinski was traded to the New Jersey Devils for Ted Drury, but never played a game for the Devils, spending his time in the AHL for the Albany River Rats and retired shortly afterwards. He now is Director of Hockey Operations at Suburban Ice Arena East Lansing.

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