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
Playing career 
He was drafted 1st round, 13th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, from collegiate team the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has played with AHL teams, Quebec Citadelles and the Hamilton Bulldogs.
After spending 3 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 Ron Hainsey to a five-year, $22.5 million contract. He scored 6 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.
He 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.
- 1999–00 HE All-Rookie Team
- 2000–01 HE First All-Star Team
- 2000–01 NCAA East Second All-American Team
- 2001–02 AHL All-Rookie Team
Career statistics 
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.
- "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