David Rutherford (ice hockey)

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David Rutherford
Born (1987-04-30) April 30, 1987 (age 28)
Ladner, BC, Canada
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
EIHL team
Former teams
Edinburgh Capitals
Charlotte Checkers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

David Rutherford (born April 30, 1987 in Ladner, BC, Canada) is a Canadian professional Ice Hockey Forward currently playing for the Edinburgh Capitals of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).

Playing career[edit]

Rutherford played Junior Hockey in the PJHL, BCHL, and WHL.[1][2] He played for the Abbotsford Pilots in the PJHL, the Penticton Panthers, Chilliwack Chiefs, and Surrey Eagles in the BCHL, and the Vancouver Giants and Spokane Chiefs in the WHL.[1][2]

Rutherford began his professional Ice Hockey career with the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL during the 2008–09 season and Phoenix RoadRunners, before being traded to the Phoenix RoadRunners on March 13, 2009 along with Peter-James Corsi and Brian Deeth in exchange for Steve Ward and future considerations.[2]

On December 7, 2009 Rutherford signed with the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs of the Central Hockey League, for which he would play for the 2009-10 season and 2010-11 season.[3][4] Rutherford won the Ray Miron President's Cup championship with the Mudbugs for the 2010-11 season.[4] On July 26, 2011, Rutherford returned to the ECHL by signing with the Florida Everblades.[5]

On August 6, 2012, Rutherford signed a Two-Way AHL/ECHL contract with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League, which coincidentally was affiliated with Rutherford's prior team, the Florida Everblades.[6] Rutherford split the 2012–13 season between the Checkers and Everblades, accumulating 38 Points on 16 Goals and 22 Assists in 36 games with the Everblades, while accumulating 7 Points with 1 Goal and 6 Assists in 18 games with the Checkers.[7]

On August 19, 2013, Rutherford left the Everblades and signed with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL.[7]

On December 28, 2013, Rutherford was traded to the Fort Wayne Komets in exchange for Mickey Lang.[8] He refused to report, however, and then signed with the Arizona Sundogs of the CHL.[4][9]

On June 18, 2014, Rutherford signed with Visby/Roma HK of Hockeyettan, but was released by the team on September 14, 2014.[10][11] On October 9, 2014, Rutherford signed with the Missouri Mavericks of the ECHL.[12] On January 22, 2014, Rutherford was traded to the Ontario Reign of the ECHL in exchange for Right Wing Geoff Walker.[13]

On August 17, 2015, Rutherford signed his first contract abroad agreeing to a one-year contract with Scottish club, Edinburgh Capitals of the Elite Ice Hockey League.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Penticton Panthers BCHL 6 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL 6 2 2 4 2
2004–05 Surrey Eagles BCHL 48 25 30 55 98 26 10 7 17 54
2004–05 Vancouver Giants WHL 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Vancouver Giants WHL 41 4 6 10 44
2006–07 Spokane Chiefs WHL 69 31 27 58 133 6 2 0 2 13
2007–08 Spokane Chiefs WHL 52 22 21 43 65 21 9 9 18 12
2008–09 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 52 13 13 26 89
2008–09 Phoenix RoadRunners ECHL 12 6 4 10 22
2009–10 Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs CHL 41 18 20 38 62 11 2 4 6 8
2010–11 Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs CHL 58 35 32 67 70 20 12 10 22 29
2011–12 Florida Everblades ECHL 57 25 30 55 65 17 5 7 12 16
2012–13 Florida Everblades ECHL 35 16 22 38 58 13 5 6 11 22
2012–13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 18 1 6 7 12
2013–14 Orlando Solar Bears ECHL 21 6 3 9 32
2013–14 Arizona Sundogs CHL 27 14 20 34 41 11 2 11 13 18
2014–15 Missouri Mavericks ECHL 35 6 14 20 49
2014–15 Ontario Reign ECHL 22 8 15 23 10 15 4 7 11 10
AHL totals 18 1 6 7 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Recruiting". Abbotsford Pilots. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "RoadRunners Acquire Rutherford, Corsi and Deeth From Charlotte". OurSportsCentral.com. March 13, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs". PointStreak.com. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Sundogs Sign Proven Goal Scorer David Rutherford". OurSportsCentral.com. December 31, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Everblades Add Rutherford". ECHL. July 26, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pro hockey: Blades' David Rutherford Signs Two-Way Contract with Charlotte of AHL". Naples Daily News. August 6, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Solar Bears Bring In High Scoring Forward". OurSportsCentral.com. August 19, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Komets Acquire Veteran Center David Rutherford; Trade with Solar Bears Deals Mickey Lang to Orlando". OurSportsCentral.com. December 28, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ Sebring, Blake (December 31, 2013). "Rutherford Turns Down Komets for CHL". The News-Sentinel. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Rutherford till Visby" (in Swedish). Visby/Roma HK. June 18, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Rutherford lämnar VR" (in Swedish). Visby/Roma HK. September 14, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ "ECHL Transactions - Oct. 9". ECHL. October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Mavericks Acquire Right Wing Geoff Walker from Reign". ECHL. January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Capitals sign David Rutherford to complete their roster". Edinburgh Capitals. 2015-08-17. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 

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