Chad Ruhwedel

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Chad Ruhwedel
Born (1990-05-07) May 7, 1990 (age 26)
San Diego, CA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present

Chad Ruhwedel (born May 7, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing under contract for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

He played ice hockey for the San Diego Junior Gulls and La Jolla Jaguars as a youth, before playing for the Los Angeles Kings U18 AAA team. After juniors, he played for the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL, earning a Division I college hockey scholarship to UMass Lowell. On April 13, 2013 he signed a two-year entry-level contract as an undrafted free agent with the Sabres.[1][2]

On July 16, 2014 Ruhwedel signed a two-year contract to remain with the Sabres organization.[3]

At the conclusion of his contract with the Sabres, on July 1, 2016, Ruhwedel signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way deal with the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins.[4]

Personal[edit]

Chad Ruhwedel was raised in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego and attended Scripps Ranch High School, where he starred on the roller hockey team.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 55 0 11 11 30 4 0 1 1 4
2009–10 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 58 5 17 22 55 3 0 1 1 2
2010–11 UMass-Lowell HE 32 2 13 15 10
2011–12 UMass-Lowell HE 37 6 19 25 26
2012–13 UMass-Lowell HE 41 7 16 23 20
2012–13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Rochester Americans AHL 47 4 24 28 22 5 2 3 5 4
2013–14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 21 0 1 1 2
2014–15 Rochester Americans AHL 72 10 26 36 22
2014–15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 0 1 1 0
2015–16 Rochester Americans AHL 59 10 16 26 26
2015–16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 33 0 2 2 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
Hockey East First Team 2012–13
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2012–13
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2013 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruhwedel's long path leads to Lowell then Buffalo". hockeysfuture.com. 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Sabres sign defenseman Chad Ruhwedel". Buffalo Sabres. NHL.com. 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Chad Ruhwedel re-signs with Buffalo Sabres". Mill City Sports. MillCitySports.com. 2014-07-16. Retrieved 2015-02-05. 
  4. ^ "Penguins sign defenseman Chad Ruhwedel". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  5. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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