Ron Hainsey

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Ron Hainsey
Ron Hainsey Jets 2012-02-11.JPG
Hainsey with the Jets in 2012.
Born (1981-03-24) March 24, 1981 (age 33)
Bolton, CT, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Montreal Canadiens
Columbus Blue Jackets
Atlanta Thrashers
Winnipeg Jets
National team  United States
NHL Draft 13th overall, 2000
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2001–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

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,[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

Hainsey with Atlanta in 2009.

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 USNTDP USHL 3 0 0 0 0
1997–98 USNTDP NAHL 40 4 7 11 16 5 0 1 1 0
1998–99 USNTDP USHL 48 5 12 17 45
1999–00 U. of Mass-Lowell HE 30 3 8 11 20
2000–01 U. of Mass-Lowell HE 33 10 26 36 51
2000–01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 63 7 24 31 26 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 21 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 33 2 11 13 26 23 1 10 11 20
2003–04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 1 1 2 4
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 54 7 24 31 35 10 0 5 5 6
2004–05 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 68 9 14 23 45 4 1 1 2 0
2005–06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 22 3 14 17 19
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
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 81 6 33 39 32
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 80 5 21 26 39
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 3 16 19 24
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 56 0 10 10 23
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 47 0 13 13 10
2013–14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 4 11 15 45
NHL totals 673 38 169 207 316

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1999 United States WJC18 7th 6 2 1 3 8
2000 United States WJC 4th 7 1 1 2 4
2001 United States WJC 5th 7 0 5 5 2
2009 United States WC 4th 9 2 4 6 2
Junior totals 20 3 7 10 14
Senior totals 9 2 4 6 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1999–00
All-Hockey East First Team 2000–01
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2000–01
AHL All-Rookie Team 2001–02

Personal[edit]

He is friends with former New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro, both of whom were drafted in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

He hails from a small town in Connecticut, Bolton, and 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Jackets place Foote on injured reserve, claim Hainsey". sportsbooks.com. 2005-11-29. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Thrashers sign UFA defenseman Ron Hainsey". thrashers.nhl.com. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/276564666371690497

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Eric Chouinard
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
2000
Succeeded by
Marcel Hossa