Jason Ruff

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Jason Ruff
Born (1970-01-27) January 27, 1970 (age 46)
Kelowna, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 96th overall, 1990
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1991–2007

Jason C. Ruff (born January 27, 1970 in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey player.

Ruff was the third choice, 96th overall selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. The following year he was part of the WHL East First All-Star Team.

Ruff is a graduate of the Western Hockey League, where he spent four seasons as a member of the Lethbridge Hurricanes before joining the NHL with St. Louis Blues and later Tampa Bay Lightning.

Ruff has played for the Belfast Giants since the 2001–2002 season, with one year sojourns to Ingolstadt in the DEL (2002–2003) and Kansas City Outlaws (2004–2005). He was captain of the Giants in 2003–2004 and in the 2006–2007 season he was a Player/Assistant Coach.

Ruff retired from professional ice hockey and returned to Canada in 2007 to become Assistant Coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League.

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