Hainsey with the Jets in 2012.
March 24, 1981 |
Bolton, CT, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||13th overall, 2000
Ronald Hainsey (born March 24, 1981) is an American professional ice hockey player, currently with the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL) He has previously played for the Montreal Canadiens, Columbus Blue Jackets, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets.
Hainsey was drafted in the first round, 13th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, from collegiate team the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He started his professional career with AHL teams, Quebec Citadelles and the Hamilton Bulldogs.
After spending three seasons in the Canadiens organization was claimed off of waivers on November 29, 2005, by the Columbus Blue Jackets, where he established himself into a leading two-way defenseman.
On July 2, 2008, the Atlanta Thrashers signed Hainsey to a five-year, $22.5 million contract. He scored six goals to go along with 33 assists in his first season in Atlanta. He would go on to record 45 points in the next two seasons with the Thrashers. Upon their move to Winnipeg to start the 2011-12 NHL season, Hainsey recorded 10 assists in 56 games for the Jets in 2011-12.
Hainsey also played a role in the negotiations of the 2012 NHL lockout. After a day of marathon bargaining sessions on December 5, 2012, Hainsey emerged to tell the media that both sides planned to meet again the next day.
On September 12, 2013 Hainsey signed a 1 year, $2 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes after the Hurricanes announced defenseman Joni Pitkanen would be missing the whole season due to injury.
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||1999–00|
|All-Hockey East First Team||2000–01|
Regular season and playoffs
|1999–00||U. of Mass-Lowell||HE||30||3||8||11||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||U. of Mass-Lowell||HE||33||10||26||36||51||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||55||2||15||17||43||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||80||9||25||34||69||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||78||8||24||32||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||20||3||7||10||14|
|Senior int'l totals||9||2||4||6||2|
He hails from a small town in Connecticut, Bolton, and his parents still live there. He and his wife Hayley still reside there during the off-season.
Ron is an avid golfer in the off season and plays to a one-handicap.
- "Blue Jackets place Foote on injured reserve, claim Hainsey". sportsbooks.com. 2005-11-29. Retrieved 2008-11-23.
- "Thrashers sign UFA defenseman Ron Hainsey". thrashers.nhl.com. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2008-11-23.
- Ron Hainsey's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Ron Hainsey's player profile at NHL.com
|Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick