Ron Hainsey

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Ron Hainsey
Ron Hainsey 2017-12-09.jpg
Hainsey with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2017
Born (1981-03-24) March 24, 1981 (age 38)
Bolton, Connecticut, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Ottawa Senators
Montreal Canadiens
Columbus Blue Jackets
Atlanta Thrashers
Winnipeg Jets
Carolina Hurricanes
Pittsburgh Penguins
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team  United States
NHL Draft 13th overall, 2000
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2001–present

Ronald Martin Hainsey (born March 24, 1981) is an American professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played in the NHL for the Montreal Canadiens, Columbus Blue Jackets, Atlanta Thrashers, Winnipeg Jets, Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs, playing over 1,000 career NHL games.

Hainsey played professional hockey for nearly 16 years (907 games) before playing on a team that made the playoffs, longer than any other player in league history. He then won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in his debut playoff appearance, finishing second in ice time for the playoffs in place of the injured Kris Letang.[1]

Playing career[edit]

As a youth, Hainsey played in the 1995 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Springfield, Massachusetts.[2]

Hainsey was drafted in the first round, 13th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, from the University of Massachusetts Lowell of the Hockey East NCAA conference. He began his professional career with Montreal's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliates, the Quebec Citadelles and Hamilton Bulldogs, and played in the Calder Cup finals against the Houston Aeros.[citation needed]

After spending three seasons with the Canadiens organization, Hainsey was claimed off waivers on November 29, 2005, by the Columbus Blue Jackets,[3] where he established himself as a leading two-way defenseman.

On July 2, 2008, as a free agent, Hainsey signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract with the Atlanta Thrashers.[4] He recorded 6 goals and 33 assists in his first season in Atlanta. He would go on to record 45 points in the next two seasons with the Thrashers. After their relocation to Winnipeg, Manitoba, to become the Winnipeg Jets to start the 2011–12 season, Hainsey recorded 10 assists in 56 games.[citation needed]

Hainsey also played a role in the negotiations of the 2012–13 NHL lockout. After a day of marathon bargaining sessions on December 5, 2012, Hainsey emerged to tell the media that both sides planned to meet again the next day.[5]

On September 12, 2013, Hainsey signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes after the team announced that a defenseman Joni Pitkänen would miss the season due to injury. On June 24, 2014, Hainsey signed a new three-year, $8.5 million contract with the Hurricanes.[6]

Hainsey was traded from the Carolina Hurricanes (pictured c. 2014, left) to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2017, where he made his playoff debut and won the Stanley Cup.

On February 23, 2017, Hainsey, in the final year of his contract, was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and Danny Kristo.[7] It was the first time that he had been traded in his career.[8] It was with the Penguins that on April 12, 2017, after 907 career NHL games and surpassing Olli Jokinen's previous playoff games drought "record", Hainsey made his Stanley Cup playoff debut, doing so against the Columbus Blue Jackets.[1] Hainsey and the Penguins went on to win the Stanley Cup over the Nashville Predators in the Finals.[9]

On July 1, 2017, Hainsey signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[10] He was signed to replace the departing Matt Hunwick, who coincidentally signed with the Penguins that same day.[10] Hainsey made his season debut playing alongside Morgan Rielly.[citation needed]

On November 1, 2018, Hainsey played in his 1,000 career NHL game.[11]

On July 1, 2019, Hainsey signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Ottawa Senators.[12] He chose to wear number 81.

Personal life[edit]

Hainsey is from Bolton, Connecticut,[13] and learned how to skate at the Bolton Ice Palace.

Hainsey and his wife Hayley have three children. Hainsey met his wife in Hamilton, Ontario, when he was playing for the Hamilton Bulldogs.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 U.S. National Team Development Program USHL 3 0 0 0 0
1997–98 U.S. National Team Development Program NAHL 40 4 7 11 16 5 0 1 1 0
1998–99 U.S. National Team Development Program USHL 48 5 12 17 45
1999–00 University of Massachusetts Lowell HE 30 3 8 11 20
2000–01 University of Massachusetts Lowell HE 33 10 26 36 51
2000–01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 63 7 24 31 26 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 21 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 33 2 11 13 26 23 1 10 11 20
2003–04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 1 1 2 4
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 54 7 24 31 35 10 0 5 5 6
2004–05 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 68 9 14 23 45 4 1 1 2 0
2005–06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 22 3 14 17 19
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 55 2 15 17 43
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 80 9 25 34 69
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 78 8 24 32 25
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 81 6 33 39 32
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 80 5 21 26 39
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 3 16 19 24
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 56 0 10 10 23
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 47 0 13 13 10
2013–14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 4 11 15 45
2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 2 8 10 16
2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 5 14 19 37
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 56 4 10 14 17
2016–17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 16 0 3 3 4 25 2 6 8 6
2017–18 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 80 4 19 23 20 7 0 1 1 4
2018–19 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 81 5 18 23 21 7 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 1068 58 241 299 431 39 2 8 10 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1999 United States WJC18 7th 6 2 1 3 8
2000 United States WJC 4th 7 1 1 2 4
2001 United States WJC 5th 7 0 5 5 2
2009 United States WC 4th 9 2 4 6 2
Junior totals 20 3 7 10 14
Senior totals 9 2 4 6 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Hainsey with the Stanley Cup, after winning the 2017 Stanley Cup Final with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Award Year
College
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2000
All-Hockey East First Team 2001
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2001
AHL
All-Star Game 2002 [15]
All-Rookie Team 2002
NHL
Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh Penguins) 2017 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Veteran Ron Hainsey is about to (finally) make his playoff debut". Sportsnet. April 11, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "Blue Jackets place Foote on injured reserve, claim Hainsey". sportsbooks.com. November 29, 2005. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2008.
  4. ^ "Thrashers sign UFA defenseman Ron Hainsey". thrashers.nhl.com. July 2, 2008. Archived from the original on August 19, 2008. Retrieved November 23, 2008.
  5. ^ "Hainsey reveals negotiations to continue". ESPN. December 5, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "Canes sign Ron Hainsey to three-year deal". Canes Country. June 24, 2014.
  7. ^ "Penguins Acquire Defenseman Ron Hainsey". NHL.com. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "10 Under-the-Radar Trade Targets for 2017 Deadline". The Hockey News. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. June 11, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Leafs add Ron Hainsey, Dom Moore to roster". Toronto Sun. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  11. ^ Davidson, Neil. "Leafs defenceman Ron Hainsey joins select group, marks his 1,000th NHL game". CTV News. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  12. ^ "Senators sign Ron Hainsey to one-year contract". Ottawa Senators. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "Ron Hainsey Stats and News". NHL.com. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  14. ^ "Jeff Jacobs: After Long Road From Bolton To Stanley Cup, Hainsey Brings It Home". courant.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  15. ^ "Canadian All-Stars 13, Planet USA All-Stars 11". American Hockey League. February 14, 2002. Retrieved February 1, 2019.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Eric Chouinard
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
2000
Succeeded by
Marcel Hossa