Nick Ross (ice hockey)

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Nick Ross
Nick Ross (Vancouver Giants).jpg
Ross with the Vancouver Giants in 2009
Born (1989-02-10) February 10, 1989 (age 25)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
San Antonio Rampage
Portland Pirates
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Augsburger Panther
NHL Draft 30th overall, 2007
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2008–present

Nick Ross (born February 10, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes with the 30th pick of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Ross began his major junior career in the WHL with the Regina Pats in 2004–05, appearing in 10 games. After a 31-point campaign with the Pats in 2006–07, Ross was drafted 30th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. The next season, back in the WHL, he was traded from the Pats to the Kamloops Blazers on January 5, 2008, along with Spencer Fraipont and a fourth-round bantam draft pick, in exchange for Victor Bartley and Ryan Bender.[1] Upon being eliminated from the 2008 WHL playoffs with the Blazers, the Coyotes assigned Ross to the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the remaining 4 games of the 2007–08 AHL season.

Returning to the Blazers the following season, in 2008–09, Ross was traded, along with Alex Rodgers, just before the January 10, 2009 trade deadline, to the Vancouver Giants in exchange for Curtis Kulchar and three bantam draft picks.[2] He finished the season with an accumulated 43 points between the two teams. In the subsequent 2009 playoffs, after sweeping the Prince George Cougars, the Giants were pushed to a seventh game against the Spokane Chiefs in the second round where Ross scored the series-clinching goal in overtime – a point shot that deflected off a Chiefs defenceman.[3]

On July 30, 2013, Ross returned for a second stint in the Austrian Hockey League, signing a one-year contract with HDD Olimpija Ljubljana.[4]

Family[edit]

His younger brother, Brad Ross (born 1992), was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round (43rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and is currently playing with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Regina Pats WHL 10 0 1 1 2
2005–06 Regina Pats WHL 62 7 16 23 38 6 0 1 1 2
2006–07 Regina Pats WHL 70 7 24 31 87 10 1 5 6 14
2007–08 Regina Pats WHL 41 3 25 28 60
2007–08 Kamloops Blazers WHL 31 5 14 19 55 4 0 2 2 10
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 4 1 0 1 0
2008–09 Kamloops Blazers WHL 40 4 18 22 51
2008–09 Vancouver Giants WHL 34 7 14 21 32 17 1 8 9 14
2009–10 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 7 0 1 1 2
2009–10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 47 0 2 2 19
2010–11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 29 0 6 6 16
2010–11 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 21 2 9 11 8
2011–12 Portland Pirates AHL 35 5 13 18 16
2012–13 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 9 1 3 4 9
2012–13 Augsburger Panther DEL 24 2 7 9 16 1 0 0 0 25
AHL totals 115 6 21 27 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ross returns to Regina". Regina Leader Post. 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Giants' Nick Ross has chance to step up". The Province. 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2009-04-15. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Giants knock Spokane out in goaltenders' duel". The Province. 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-15. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Ljubljana signs Nick Ross". Austrian Hockey League. 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  5. ^ "Brad Ross player profile". hockeydb.com. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 

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Preceded by
Kyle Turris
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
Mikkel Boedker