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MARTIN RUCINSKY (1995-2002)

Martin
Rucinsky

1952-1963
Position L
Shoots L
Weight 207lbs
Height 6'1"
Date of birth March 11th, 1971
Place of birth Most, CZE
Seasons - MTL 7
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 432 134 163 297 -8 398
1995-1996 56 25 35 60 8 54
1996-1997 70 28 27 55 1 62
1997-1998 78 21 32 53 13 84
1998-1999 73 17 17 34 -25 50
1999-2000 80 25 24 49 1 70
2000-2001 57 16 22 38 -5 66
2001-2002 18 2 6 8 -1 12
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 15 3 0 3 -7 8
1996-1997 5 0 0 0 -5 4
1997-1998 10 3 0 3 -2 4

AN EXPLOSIVE LEFT WINGER, MARTIN RICINSKY WAS ONE OF THE OFFENSIVE LEADERS FOR THE CANADIENS DURING HIS SEVEN SEASONS IN MONTREAL.

A veritable speed merchant, Martin Rucinsky loved to overwhelm opposing defensemen and unload his lethal wrist shot.

He landed in Montreal as part of the trade that sent Patrick Roy to Colorado and enjoyed the best years of his career with the Canadiens.

Chosen 20th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 1991 Entry Draft, the Czech forward made his NHL debut in 1991-92 before he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques later that season.

He spent five years in Quebec and had just moved, along with the team, to Colorado when he was traded to the Habs in 1995-96 along with Jocelyn Thibault and Andrei Kovalenko, in exchange for Roy and Mike Keane.

His arrival in Montreal appeared to elevate Rucinsky’s game. He recorded 60 points in 56 games and finished fourth overall in team scoring in 1995-96.

Over the next two seasons, he was consistent and incredibly reliable, establishing himself as one of the team’s offensive leaders with seasons of 55 and 53 points. In 1997-98, he helped lead the Canadiens past the Pittsburgh Penguins in the opening round of the playoffs. Rucinsky struggled in 1998-99, but returned to form in 1999-2000 and 2000-01 with 49 and 38 points, respectively.

After getting off to a slow start in 2001-02, he was traded to the Dallas Stars along with Benoit Brunet in exchange for Donald Audette and Shaun Van Allen.

Rucinsky subsequently played for the St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks before returning for a second stint in St. Louis in August 2006.

He was a member of the 1998 Olympic gold medal Czech hockey team in Nagano. He later added a bronze medal to his collection at the 2006 Games in Turin.