Nick Ross (ice hockey)
February 10, 1989 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)|
|HC TWK Innsbruck
San Antonio Rampage
EC Red Bull Salzburg
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
|NHL Draft||30th overall, 2007
Nick Ross (born February 10, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for HC TWK Innsbruck of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes with the 30th pick of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
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. 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. 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.
On July 30, 2013, Ross returned for a second stint in the Austrian Hockey League, signing a one-year contract with HDD Olimpija Ljubljana. In the 2013–14 season, Ross enjoyed a more productive second tenure in the EBEL, posting 28 points in 39 games before opting to finish the season in the Italian Elite.A with HC Asiago.
On April 16, 2014, Ross signed to continue in the EBEL, joining his third club in as many seasons in agreeing to a one-year deal with HC TWK Innsbruck.
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|2007–08||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||4||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||9||1||3||4||9||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||HDD Olimpija Ljubljana||EBEL||39||8||20||28||89||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Ross returns to Regina". Regina Leader Post. 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
- "Giants' Nick Ross has chance to step up". The Province. 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2009-04-15.[dead link]
- "Giants knock Spokane out in goaltenders' duel". The Province. 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-15.[dead link]
- "Ljubljana signs Nick Ross". Austrian Hockey League. 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "Nick Ross a Shark" (in German). HC TWK Innsbruck. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-16.
- "Brad Ross player profile". hockeydb.com. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
- Nick Ross's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Nick Ross's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick