2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons
June 25, 1982 |
Sherwood Park, AB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
Benjamin Matthew Ondrus (born June 25, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. Ondrus was never drafted by a National Hockey League (NHL) team, however he signed as a free agent and worked his way up through the Toronto Maple Leafs system, making his NHL debut in 2006. Ondrus played junior hockey in the Western Hockey League for the Swift Current Broncos. While playing in the American Hockey League for the Toronto Marlies, Ondrus served as team captain.
Ondrus was the former captain of the Swift Current Broncos, where he was junior teammates with fellow former Toronto Maple Leafs' prospects Ian White, Wilson McCutchan and Jeremy Williams. He was signed to an American Hockey League (AHL) contract after a fine performance at the Leafs' 2003 rookie camp, and earned a contract with Toronto following an encouraging rookie AHL season with the St. John's Maple Leafs in 2003–04. Ondrus made his NHL debut on March 7, 2006, in a game against the Montreal Canadiens.
On July 9, 2010, he signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Ondrus scored his first ever goal in an Oilers uniform on September 22, as the Oilers defeated Northwest division rivals, the Vancouver Canucks, in a pre-season warm-up at the recently renamed Rogers Arena, in Vancouver.
After a year abroad in Germany with Krefeld Pinguine of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Ondrus returned to North America signing as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL on September 12, 2012.
|1998–99||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||46||4||4||8||58||6||0||1||1||8|
|1999–2000||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||67||14||15||29||138||12||1||0||1||22|
|2000–01||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||69||13||17||30||151||19||2||3||5||46|
|2001–02||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||67||30||41||71||153||12||4||3||7||18|
|2002–03||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||67||33||36||69||98||3||0||1||1||11|
|2003–04||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||60||6||11||17||102||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||78||7||11||18||137||5||0||1||1||7|
|2005–06||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||22||0||0||0||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||16||0||2||2||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||3||0||0||0||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||11||0||0||0||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||80||8||14||22||72||6||1||1||2||0|
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- Darryl Wolski (2012-09-12). "Ben Ondrus signs with Idaho". Twitter. Retrieved 2012-09-12.