Mike Rucinski (ice hockey, born 1975)

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Mike Rucinski
Born (1975-03-30) March 30, 1975 (age 43)
Trenton, MI, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Carolina Hurricanes
National team  United States
NHL Draft 217th overall, 1995
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1996–2002

Michael Jason Rucinski (born March 30, 1975, in Trenton, Michigan) is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for the Carolina Hurricanes. Rucinski was drafted 217th by the Hartford Whalers (now Carolina Hurricanes) in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft and played 26 regular season games for the Hurricanes scoring two assists and collecting ten penalty minutes. In March 2002, Rucinski was traded to the New Jersey Devils for Ted Drury, but never played a game for the Devils, spending his time in the AHL for the Albany River Rats and retired shortly afterwards. He now is Director of Hockey Operations at Suburban Ice Arena East Lansing.

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