Štefan Ružička

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Štefan Ružička
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Born (1985-02-17) February 17, 1985 (age 32)
Nitra, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
ELH team
Former teams
HC Sparta Praha
HK Nitra
Philadelphia Flyers
Spartak Moscow
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Avangard Omsk
Lausanne HC
HC Slovan Bratislava
HC Oceláři Třinec
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 81st overall, 2003
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2004–present

Štefan Ružička (born February 17, 1985) is a Slovakian professional ice hockey forward who is currently under contract the HC Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga (ELH). He has formerly played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers and in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) where he is the All-time leading scorer for HC Spartak Moscow.

Playing career[edit]

Ružička was drafted in the third round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers and proceeded to the Canadian Hockey League to play for the Owen Sound Attack, of the Ontario Hockey League, under the direction of head coach Mike Stothers.

On September 14, 2015 he opted to take a hiatus from professional hockey in spite of being only 30 years old.[1] Over a calender year later, he returned to the professional ranks in securing a contract with HC Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga on September 4, 2016.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 MHK Nitra Slovak 19 0 5 5 29
2002–03 MHK Nitra Slovak 17 5 7 12 4
2003–04 Owen Sound Attack OHL 62 34 38 72 63 7 1 6 7 8
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 2
2004–05 Owen Sound Attack OHL 62 37 33 70 61 8 3 3 6 14
2005–06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 73 16 32 48 88
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 32 16 11 27 29
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 40 3 10 13 18
2007–08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 59 19 31 50 105 12 4 9 13 30
2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 14 1 3 4 27
2008–09 Spartak Moscow KHL 55 18 18 36 81 6 3 4 7 6
2009–10 Spartak Moscow KHL 56 16 20 36 72 10 3 1 4 24
2010–11 Spartak Moscow KHL 47 17 15 32 47 4 3 0 3 2
2011–12 Spartak Moscow KHL 53 22 18 40 67
2012–13 Spartak Moscow KHL 36 8 11 19 65
2012–13 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 7 2 4 6 2 14 4 5 9 6
2013–14 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 7 2 2 4 6
2013–14 Toros Neftekamsk VHL 6 0 2 2 2
2013–14 Avangard Omsk KHL 28 10 6 16 14
2014–15 Lausanne HC NLA 9 0 4 4 2
2014–15 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 11 2 2 4 12
2014–15 HC Oceláři Třinec ELH 7 2 4 6 6 18 2 10 12 24
2016–17 HC Sparta Praha ELH 16 2 8 10 31
NHL totals 55 4 13 17 47
KHL totals 300 97 96 193 366 34 13 10 23 38

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Slovakia WJC18 8th 8 3 0 3 2
2003 Slovakia WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 5 3 8 2
2004 Slovakia WJC 6th 6 3 3 6 2
2005 Slovakia WJC 7th 6 3 3 6 4
2009 Slovakia WC 10th 6 2 1 3 2
2011 Slovakia WC 10th 5 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 27 14 9 23 10
Senior totals 11 2 2 4 4

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
OHL
All-Rookie Team 2004
Second All-Star Team 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Po Třinci už další klub nepřidá, Štefan Ružička ukončil kariéru" (in Czech). Hokej.CZ. September 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Stefan Ruzicka comes to Sparta" (in Czech). HC Sparta Praha. 2016-09-04. Retrieved 2016-09-04. 

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