Ronnie Stern

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Ronnie Stern
Born (1967-01-11) January 11, 1967 (age 52)
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Vancouver Canucks
Calgary Flames
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 70th overall, 1986
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1987–2000

Ron Stern (born January 11, 1967) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for 12 seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, and San Jose Sharks.

Playing career[edit]

Stern was born in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada, and is Jewish.[1][2][3][4] He played for 3 years in the QMJHL with the Longueuil Chevaliers, establishing himself as an enforcer with a scoring touch. His strong play led him to be drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 4th round, 70th overall, in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.[4]

After being drafted by the Canucks, Stern returned to the Chevaliers for one final year before turning pro for the 1987–88 season. That year he played the majority of the season with the Flint Spirits of the IHL, appearing in 55 games and registering 294 Penalty Minutes. He also made his debut with the Canucks, playing in 15 games. The next three years saw Stern bounce between the Canucks and their minor league affiliate Milwaukee Admirals.[5]

At the trade deadline near the end of the 1990–1991 season Stern was traded from the Canucks to the Calgary Flames in a deal for Dana Murzyn. In Calgary, Stern established himself as a full-time NHLer, and earned a reputation as a feared fighter amongst fellow NHL heavyweights at six feet and more than 200 pounds.[4] Stern played the majority of his NHL career with the Flames, spending 6 years with the team and enjoying his best success in the NHL. He set career highs with 13 goals in the 1991–92 campaign, and with 29 points in 1993–94.[5]

Stern missed the entire 1997–1998 season recovering from knee surgery but was signed by the San Jose Sharks upon recovery. He played two seasons with the Sharks before retiring in 2000.[4]

As of April 5, 2007, Stern ranked 44th all-time in NHL penalty minutes with 2077 PIM. Over the course of his career, he registered 75 goals and 86 assists for 161 points in 638 NHL games.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983–84 Laval Laurentides QAAA 39 6 6 12 32 6 0 2 2 4
1984–85 Longueuil Chevaliers QMJHL 68 6 14 20 176
1985–86 Longueuil Chevaliers QMJHL 70 39 33 72 319
1986–87 Longueuil Chevaliers QMJHL 56 32 39 71 266 19 11 9 20 55
1986–87 Longueuil Chevaliers M-Cup 4 1 0 1 69
1987–88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 15 0 0 0 52
1987–88 Fredericton Express AHL 2 1 0 1 4
1987–88 Flint Spirits IHL 55 14 19 33 294 16 8 8 16 94
1988–89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 17 1 0 1 49 3 0 1 1 17
1988–89 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 45 19 23 42 280 5 1 0 1 11
1989–90 Vancouver Canucks NHL 34 2 3 5 208
1989–90 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 26 8 9 17 165
1990–91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 31 2 3 5 171
1990–91 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 7 2 2 4 81
1990–91 Calgary Flames NHL 13 1 3 4 69 7 1 3 4 14
1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 72 13 9 22 338
1992–93 Calgary Flames NHL 70 10 15 25 207 6 0 0 0 43
1993–94 Calgary Flames NHL 71 9 20 29 243 7 2 0 2 12
1994–95 Calgary Flames NHL 39 9 4 13 163 7 3 1 4 8
1995–96 Calgary Flames NHL 52 10 5 15 111 4 0 2 2 8
1996–97 Calgary Flames NHL 79 7 10 17 157
1998–99 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 7 9 16 158 6 0 0 0 6
1999–2000 San Jose Sharks NHL 67 4 5 9 151 3 1 0 1 11
NHL totals 638 75 86 161 2077 43 7 7 14 119

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