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Martin Rucinsky
Martin Rucinsky
Left Wing
Number: 26
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 11, 1971
Birthplace: Most, Czech Republic
Hometown: Most, Czech Republic
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on August 2, 2006.
Drafted: EDM / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (20th overall)
2005-06: Skated in 52 games with the New York Rangers, ranking fourth on the team with 55 points (16g, 39a) Appeared in two postseason matches, notching an assist.

CAREER: 2004-05: Skated in 38 games with Litvinov of the Czech Republic League, notching 41 points (15g, 26a) along with 87 penalty minutes. 2003-04: Spent the majority of the season with the NY Rangers, registering 42 points (13g, 29a) in 69 games played Was tied for third on the team in assists and was tied for fourth in points Appeared in 13 matches with Vancouver, notching three points (1g, 2a) after being traded on March 9, 2004 Skated in seven postseason contests with the Canucks, collecting two points (1g, 1a) Appeared in his 800th career NHL game on Feb. 29 at Atlanta Recorded his 500th career NHL point on Feb. 4 vs. Minnesota. 2002-03: Signed as a free agent on Oct. 30 Made his Blues debut on Nov. 2 at N.Y. Islanders, notching a goal Tied for third in the NHL and fourth on the team with four shorthanded goals Recorded a goal in each of his first three games as a Blue Skated in his 700th
career NHL game on Dec. 23 vs. Los Angeles Registered his 600th
career NHL penalty minute on March 13 at Vancouver Posted a four-game point streak from Jan. 18-23, collecting six points (2g, 4a) over the span
St. Louis posted a 12-1-2-0 record when he scored a goal Tallied 18 of his 30 points (10g, 8a) on the road Missed 12 games due to a shoulder injury. PLAYOFFS: Tied for second on the team with six points (4g, 2a) Ranked second on the team with four goals Set career highs in all offensive categories, goals (4), assists (2), and points (6) Tallied his first playoff point (assist) as a Blue in game three on April 14 vs. Vancouver Posted a three-game point streak from April 14 to April 18, recording five points (3g, 2a) over the span Registered a three-point game (2g, 1a) in game four on April 16 vs. Vancouver.
2001-02: Split the season with Montreal, Dallas and the New York Rangers, appearing in 75 games, registering 39 points (11g, 27a). 2000-01: Established a career high five -point performance on October 21 vs. Carolina (1g, 4a) tying a personal high for assists in one game Posted a team-high nine-game point scoring streak, collecting 11 points (5g, 6a) over the span from November 17 to December 2. 1999-00: Skated in a career high 80 games, posting 49 points (25g, 24a) along with 70 penalty minutes Appeared in his first NHL All-Star game. 1998-99: Assisted on five game-winning goals Stopped by Corey Hirsch on his first career penalty shot on January 2 at Vancouver. 1997-98: Skated in 78 of 80 games Finished fifth on the team with 53 points. 1996-97: Canadiens nominee for the Bill Masterton Award. 1995-96: Named the NHL Player-of-the-Week (January 29 to February 4) with eight points in three
games (4g, 4a).Traded to Montreal from Colorado.1994-95: Played in 20 games
with Quebec registering nine points (3g, 6a). 1993-94: Appeared in 60 games
with Quebec, notching 32 points (9g, 23a) along with 58 penalty minutes. 1992-93: Led all NHL rookies with three game-tying goals. 1991-92: Made his NHL debut on Jan. 10, 1992 at Buffalo with the Quebec Nordiques Appeared in six games, notching a goal and an assist with Edmonton and Quebec.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Captured a bronze medal at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, playing for the Czech Republic Tallied four points (1g, 3a) in eight games Appeared in four games with the Czech Republic at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City Member of the Gold medal Czech Republic Team at the World Championships, in 1999 and 2000 Member of the Gold medal Czech Republic Team at the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, finishing third on the team in scoring ... Played in the 1997 World Cup of Hockey for the Czech republic team ... Played in the 1991Canada Cup for the Czech republic team ... Won the Bronze medal at the 1991 World Junior Championships.

BACKGROUND: Spends his summer in Litvinov Enjoys playing golf, tennis and chess His hockey idol growing up was Ivan Hlinka Lists his most memorable hockey moment as capturing the gold medal for the Czech Republic at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan His father was a professional soccer player Plays in several charity games in the Czech Republic during the off-season Notes Slapshot as his favorite movie and "Seinfeld" as his favorite television show.

TRANSACTIONS: August 2, 2006 - Signed as a free agent by St. Louis August 3, 2005 - Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers August 20, 2004 - Signed as a free agent by Litvinov (Czech Republic) March 9, 2004 - Traded to Vancouver by NY Rangers for R.J. Umberger and Martin Grenier August 28, 2003 - Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers October 30, 2002 - Signed as a free agent by St. Louis March 12, 2002 - Traded to the N.Y. Rangers by Dallas with Roman Lyashenko for Manny Malhotra and Barrett Heisten November 21, 2001 - Traded to Dallas by Montreal with Benoit Brunet for Donald Audette and Shaun Van Allen December 6, 1995 - Traded to Montreal by Colorado with Andrei Kovalenko and Jocelyn Thibault for Patrick Roy and Mike Keane ... June 21, 1995 - Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated March 10, 1992 - Traded to Quebec by Edmonton for Ron Tugnutt and Brad Zavisha June 9, 1991 - Edmonton's second choice, 20th overall, in the 1991 Entry Draft.





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