Ross Lupaschuk

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Ross Lupaschuk
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Born (1981-01-19) January 19, 1981 (age 33)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shoots Right
DEL team
Former teams
Jokerit
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
Mora IK
Malmö IF
Kärpät
Avangard Omsk
Sibir Novosibirsk
HIFK
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 34th overall, 1999
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2001–present

Ross Lupaschuk (born January 19, 1981) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Cologne Sharks.

Juniors[edit]

Lupaschuk played his junior-level hockey in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for five seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Prince Albert Raiders and Red Deer Rebels. He was traded from the Raiders to the Rebels in 2001 in time to play for the Rebels during their 2001 Memorial Cup win. While with the Raiders, he was selected in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals in the second round, 34th overall. Before turning professional, his playing rights were traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

NHL and AHL[edit]

He played four seasons in the Penguins organization, primarily for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, except for three games with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2002–03.

Lupaschuk recently attended Phoenix Coyotes training camp at the start of the 2009-10 season, but was released on September 20, 2009.

Europe and Russia[edit]

As a restricted free agent in 2005, Lupaschuk elected not to re-sign with the Penguins for the upcoming season and instead opted for Mora IK, in Sweden. The following year he played for Malmö Redhawks, also in Sweden, but left the team during the season for Kärpät, in Finland. In 2007, he transferred to Avangard Omsk Oblast of the Russian league. In 2008, he joined the HC Sibir Novosibirsk of the Kontinental Hockey League after a tryout with the Anaheim Ducks, played there until 19 January 2009 and signed on 22 January 2009 by Mora IK.[1]

On November 3, 2009, Lupaschuk signed a contract to play with HIFK for the remainder of the season.[2]

Awards and records[edit]

  • WHL East Second All-Star Team (2000–01)
  • Memorial Cup Champion (2000–01)
  • Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team (2000–01)
  • Named to CHL All-Star 2nd team (2000–01)
  • SM-Liiga Kanada-Malja Champion (2006–07)

Transactions[edit]

  • November 19, 1999 - Traded to Red Deer (WHL) by Prince Albert (WHL) with Craig Brunel for Brent Hobday, Steven MacIntyre, Regan Darby and Scott McQueen.
  • July 11, 2001 - Traded from Washington Capitals (NHL) with Kris Beech and Michal Sivek to Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) for Jaromír Jágr and Frantisek Kucera.
  • October 2, 2001 - Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
  • October 5, 2002 - Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
  • September 30, 2003 - Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
  • August 3, 2004 - Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year contract.
  • May 31, 2005 - Signed with the Mora IK of the Elitserein (Sweden).
  • July 30, 2006 - Signed as a free agent by Malmö Red Hawks (Sweden).
  • November 8, 2006 - Signed as a free agent by Kärpät (Finland).
  • July 20, 2007 - Signed as a free agent by Avangard Omsk (Russia).
  • September 17, 2008 - Invited to training camp by the Anaheim Ducks
  • September 29, 2008 - Assigned to Iowa Chops (AHL)
  • October 13, 2008 - Signed as a free agent by Avangard Omsk (KHL)
  • October 13, 2008 - Transferred to Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL)
  • September 11, 2009 - Invited to training camp by the Phoenix Coyotes.
  • September 20, 2009 - Released from training camp by the Phoenix Coyotes.
  • November 3, 2009 - Signed as a free agent by HIFK (Finland).
  • July 23, 2010 - Signed as a free agent by the Cologne Sharks (Germany).

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 3 1 0 1 0
1997–98 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 67 6 12 18 170
1998–99 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 67 8 20 28 127 14 4 9 13 16
1999–00 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 22 8 8 16 42
1999–00 Red Deer Rebels WHL 46 13 27 40 116 4 0 1 1 10
2000–01 Red Deer Rebels WHL 65 28 37 65 135 22 5 10 15 54
2001–02 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 72 9 20 29 91
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 0 0 4
2002–03 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 74 18 18 36 101 4 0 2 2 20
2003–04 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 58 4 17 21 96 8 0 2 2 3
2004–05 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 67 11 19 30 145 5 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Mora IK SEL 49 13 18 31 168 5 2 2 4 18
2006–07 Malmo IF SEL 18 2 4 6 51
2006–07 Karpat SM-liiga 25 4 12 16 16 10 1 9 10 18
2007–08 Omsk Avangard Russia 45 9 13 22 46 1 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Mora IK Swe-1 9 2 8 10 14
2008–09 Novosibirsk Sibir KHL 22 0 3 3 41
2009–10 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 35 6 8 14 90
2010–11 Cologne Sharks DEL 15 2 1 3 39
2011–12 Vienna Austria 38 10 17 27 26
2011–12 Jokerit Helsinki SM-liiga 15 1 3 4 28 6 0 4 4 6
2012–13 Salzburg EC Austria 26 3 11 14 24
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 4

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