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Rubachuk, Brad 'Ruby' (1970- )
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Centre. Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He suffered a career ending injury in the British Championship play-offs at Bracknell on the 13th March 1999.
Club Career : Played for Lethbridge Hurricanes 1988-91, Rochester Americans 1991-94, Fort Wayne Komets & Binghamton Rangers 1994-95, Swindon Wildcats 1995-96 and Manchester Storm 1996-99.
Honours : His number 41 jersey has been retired by Manchester Storm.
Rubes, Vladimir (1970- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for Australia in the 2004 (Division II) World Championships. Coached Australia at the 2004 (Division II) World Championships (assistant).
Club Career : Played for Sydney Bears.
Medals :
Won World Championship Division II (Group A) bronze in 2004 (player & assistant coach).
Honours : Shared World Championship Leading Points Scorer Award in 2004 (Division II - Group A) with Yantu Wang.
World Championship Best Forward Award in 2004 (Division II - Group A).
Rubin Tyumen [web site]
Logo ©
Russia. Rubin = The Ruby. Played in the Russian Premier League 1999-2000.
Home ice : Sport Palace
Team colours :
red, blue & white
Rubio, Oscar (1988- )
Born in Mexico. Forward.
International Career : Played for Mexico (Junior) 2003-04.
Club Career : Played for Lomas Verdes.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior U18) Division III gold in 2003-04.
Rublic, Josef (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for Bohemia in the 1911 European Championships.
Club Career : Played for CS Spolecnost (Praha).
Medals : Won European Championship gold in 1911.
Rucchin, Lawrence (1967- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Italy in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Rucchin, Steve (1971- )
Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Centre.
Club Career : Played for Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1994- .
Honours : Captain of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 2003- 
Rucinsky, Martin (1971- )
Born in Most, Czechoslovakia. Right-wing.
International Career : Played for the Czech Republic in the 1998 Olympics and the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Club Career : Played for CHZ Litvinov 1988-91, Edmonton Oilers & Cape Breton Oilers & Quebec Nordiques & Halifax Citadals 1991-92, Quebec Nordiques 1992-94, CHZ Litvinov & Quebec Nordiques 1994-95, Colorado Avalanche & Montreal Canadiens 1995-96, Montreal Canadiens 1996-01, Montreal Canadiens & Dallas Stars & New York Rangers 2001-02, St Louis Blues 2002-03 and New York Rangers 2003- .
Honours : NHL World All-Stars Roster 2000.
Rüedi, Beat (1920- ) 
Born in Thusis, Switzerland. Defenceman.
International Career : Played 54 games for Switzerland 1939-1949 (including the 1948 Olympics). Coached Switzerland 1958-1961.
Club Career : Played for HC Davos and HC Ambri-Piotta. Coached HC Lugano.
Medals : Won Olympic bronze in 1948.
Ruff, Jason (1970- )
Born in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Forward. St Louis Blues 2nd pick (96th overall) in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Peoria Rivermen 1990-91, Peoria Rivermen 1991-92, Peoria Rivermen & Atlanta Knights & St Louis Blues & Tampa Bay Lightning (one game) 1992-93, Tampa Bay Lightning & Atlanta Knights 1993-94, Atlanta Knights 1994-96, Quebec Rafales 1996-97, Quebec Rafales & Cleveland Lumberjacks 1997-98, Cleveland Lumberjacks & Houston Aeros 1998-99, Frankfurt Lions 1999-01, Belfast Giants 2001-02, ERC Ingolstadt 2002-03, Belfast Giants 2003-04, Kansas City Outlaws 2004-05 and Belfast Giants 2005-07.
Medals : Won the Superleague 2001-02.
Won the Elite League in 2005-06.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 8 9 20
Ruff, Lindy (1960- )
Born in Warburgh, Alberta, Canada. Defenceman. Buffalo Sabres 2nd pick (32nd overall) in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career (playing) : Played for Buffalo Sabres 1979-88, Buffalo Sabres & New York Rangers 1988-89, New York Rangers 1989-91, Rochester Americans 1991-92 and San Diego Gulls 1992-93.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Florida Panthers 1993-97 (assistant) and Buffalo Sabres 1997- .
Honours : Won the Jack Adams Award in 2005-06.
1999 NHL World All-Stars Team (head coach).
Ruggiero, Angela (1980- )
Born in Simi Valley, California, USA. Defence.
International Career : Played for USA (Women) in the 1998, 2002 & 2006 Olympics (Women) and the 1997, 1999, 2000 & 2001 World Championships (Women).
Club Career : Played for Harvard University.
Medals : Won Olympic (Women) gold in 1998.
Won Olympic (Women) silver in 2002.
Won World Championship (Women) silver in 1997, 1999, 2000 & 2001.
Honours : Won Olympic (Women) Best Defenceman Award in 2006.
Ruggles, Hilton (1963- )
Club Career : Played for Whitley Warriors 1988-90, Murrayfield Racers 1990-91, Solihull Barons 1990-91, Whitley Warriors 1990-92, Murrayfield Racers 1992-93, Cardiff Devils 1992-95, Manchester Storm 1995-98, Newcastle Riverkings 1998-00 and Coventry Blaze 2000- .
Honours : BIHWA All-Star forward 1989 and 1993.
Rules
For the rules of ice hockey see Rules
Rullier, Joe (1980- )
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) 1999-00.
Rummukainen, Mark (1982- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Australia in the 2002-04 (Division II) World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Canberra Knights.
Medals : Won World Championship Division II (Group A) bronze in 2004.
Rumrich, Jurgen (1968- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for Germany in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Rundqvist, Thomas (- )
Born in Sweden. Forward.
Club Career : Played for VEU Feldkirch.
Medals : Won the Alpine League 1996-97.
Runge, Paul A (1908-1972)
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Forward - played both centre and left-wing.
Club Career : Played for Edmonton Superiors 1927-28, Portland Buckaroos & Victoria Cubs 1928-29, Victoria Cubs 1929-30, Boston Bruins & Boston Cubs 1930-32, Philadelphia Arrows 1932-33, Montreal Maroons & Windsor Bulldogs & Quebec Beavers 1933-34, Montreal Canadiens & Quebec Beavers 1934-35, Montreal Canadiens & Boston Bruins 1935-36, Montreal Canadiens & Montreal Maroons & New Haven Eagles 1936-37, Montreal Maroons 1937-38, Cleveland Barons 1938-40, Buffalo Bisons & Minneapolis Millers 1940-41 and Dallas Texans 1941-42.
Rungsted IK (Cobras) [web site]
Logo © Rungsted IK
Hörsholm, Denmark. Founded 1941.
Home ice : Hörsholm Sköjtehal
Team colours : Blue and red
Honours : Won the Danish Championship in 1955 and 1963.
'Ruoska'
See Pertti Lehtonen
Ruotanen, Arto (1961-)
Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Kärpät Oulu.
Honours : SM-liiga All Star Team defenceman 1985.
Ruotsalainen, Reijo (1960- ) 
Born in Oulu, Finland. Defenceman. He scored 104 goals in 405 NHL regular season games and 13 play-off goals in 64 games.
International Career : Played for Finland (Junior) 1975-80. Played for Finland in the 1988 Olympics, the 1978, 1979, 1981, 1985 & 1989 World Championships and the 1981 & 1987 Canada Cups.
Club Career : Played for Kärpät Oulu 1977-81, New York Rangers 1981-86, SC Bern & Edmonton Oilers 1986-87, HV71 1987-88, SC Bern 1988-89, New Jersy Devils & Edmonton Oilers 1989-90, SC Bern 1990-93, Tappara Tampere 1993-94, SC Bern 1994-95, Zurcher SC & KalPa Kuopio 1995-96 and Kärpät Oulu 1996-98.
Medals : Won European Championship (Junior) bronze 1975-76.
Won World Championship (Junior) silver in 1979-80.
Won the Stanley Cup in 1987 & 1990.
Honours : Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000 (player).
World Championship (Junior) Best Defenceman Award
in 1980 (Pool A).
Won the Pekka Rautakallio Trophy in 1979-80 & 1980-81. 
SM-liiga All Star Team defenceman 1980 & 1981.
NHL All-Star Roster 1986.
His number 10 jersey was retired by Kärpät Oulu
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 10 26 29
Ruotsalainen, Reino (- )
Club Career : Coached Jokerit Helsinki 1982-83. 
Honours :
Won the Kalevi Numminen Trophy in 1982-83.
Rupp, Michael 'Mike' (1980- )
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Right-wing. New York Islanders 1st pick (9th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, re-entered the entry draft in 2000 and became New Jersey Devils 7th pick (76th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Windsor Spitfires & Erie Otters 1997-98, Erie Otters 1998-00, Albany River Rats 2000-02 and New Jersey Devils 2002- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 2003.
Rupp Arena
Lexington, Kentucky, USA. 
Home ice for : Kentucky Thoroughblades
Capacity : 21,300
Ice pad size : 
Rurak, Chris (- )
International Career : Played for Australia.
Rurak, Don (- )
President of the Australian Ice Hockey Federation 1998- .
Rushforth, Paul (1974- )
Born in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. Centre. Buffalo Sabres 6th pick (131st overall) in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for North Bay Centennials 1991-92, North Bay Centennials & Belleville Bulls 1992-93, Belleville Bulls 1993-94, South Carolina Stingrays & Rochester Americans 1994-95, South Carolina Stingrays 1995-96, Birmingham Bulls & Rochester Americans 1996-97, Louisiana Ice Gators 1997-98, Fresno Falcons 1998-99 and London Knights (UK) 1999-  (player/assitant coach 2000- ).
Medals : Won the British Championship in 2000.
Rushing the Net
A high speed combined attack, by two or more players, on the opposition goal.
Ruskowski, Terry 'Rosco' (1954- )
Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. Centre. Chicago Blackhawks 4th pick (70th overall) in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft.
Club Career : Played for Houston Aeros 1974-78, Winnipeg Jets 1978-79, Chicago Blackhawks 1979-82, Chicago Blackhawks & Los Angeles Kings 1982-83, Los Angeles Kings 1983-85, Pittsburgh Penguins 1985-87 and Minnesota North Stars 1987-89. Coached Saskatoon Blades 1989-91, Columbus Chill 1991-94, Houston Aeros 1994-96, Knoxville Speed 1999- , Laredo Bucks 2002- . General Manager of the Laredo Bucks 2002- .
Russel, John (- )
Club Career : Played for Billingham Bombers 1975-76.
Russell, Blair (1890-?)
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career :
Played for Montreal Victorias 1894-1910.
Honours :
Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1965.
Russell, Edward 'Ted' (1972- )
Born in St John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Dayton Bombers & Johnstown Chiefs 1995-96, Johnstown Chiefs 1996-97, Peterborough Pirates 1997-99 and Fife Flyers 1999- .
Honours : BIHWA All-Star defenceman 1998-99 & 1999-00.
Russell, Ernie (1883-?)
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Centre.
Club Career :
Played for Montreal Wanderers 1905-08 & 1909-14. 
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1906, 1907, 1908 & 1910.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1965.
Russell, Phil (1952- )
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Defenceman. Chicago Blackhawks 1st pick (13th overall) in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1977 & 1986 World Championships.
Club Career :
Played for Chicago Blackhawks 1972-78, Chicago Blackhawks & Atlanta Flames 1978-79, Atlanta Flames 1979-80, Calgary Flames 1980-83, New Jersey Devils 1983-85, New Jersey Devils & Buffalo Sabres 1985-86, Buffalo Sabres & EHC Olten 1986-87 and Kalamazoo Wings 1987-88.
Medals : Won World Championship bronze in 1986.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1976, 1977 & 1985.
Russell, Roy (- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1980-81.
Russell, Scott (- ) 
Host on "Hockey Night in Canada" 1989- .
Russell-Samways, Dean (1971- )
Netminder. Became an on-ice official.
Club Career : Played for Medway Bears 1988-89 & 1990-92, Stevenage Sharks 1992-93, Medway Bears 1993-94 and Guildford Flames 1994-96.
Medals :
Won the English League 1991-92.
Russia - Men's National Team
See Russia
Russian Championship
Founded 1946. Known as the Soviet League 1946-91, the CIS National League 1991-92, the CIS International League 1992-93, the CIS Interstate League 1993-94, the Russian Interstate League 1994-96 and since the 1996-97 season it is known as the Russian Superleague.  In 1996-97 and 1997-98 two trophies were awarded - one to winner of the regular season (this team was the Russian Champion) and another one to play-off winner.  Since 1998-99 the regular season is the first stage of the Russian Championship and the play-off is the second stage of the Russian Championship (the winner of the play-off is the Russian Champion).
Russian First League
The league below the Russian Premier League. The league started with four divisions - Central Division, Siberian Division, Ural Division and Volga Region Division.
Russian Ice Hockey Federation
Logo © Russian Ice Hockey Federation
Moscow, Russia. Governing body for ice hockey in Russia. Oversees the Russian Superleague.
i. Presidents : 
Valentyn Sych 1994-96 
Alexander Steblin 1996- 
Russian Ice Hockey Hall of Fame
 
The Russian Hall of Fame opened on 6th March 2004 - the 50th anniversary of the first participation of the USSR in the World Championships. Although there is no physical home for the Hall of Fame at present, a new stadium to be built in Moscow for the 2007 World Championships will house the Russian Hall of Fame. Inductions to the Hall of Fame will be made twice during the season: December (during the Baltic Cup) & May (after the end of the season).
Russian Interstate League
Founded 1994.  Contested for two seasons 1994-95 and 1995-96. See Russian Championship
Russian Penguins
A Russian touring side that competed in the 1993-94 International Hockey League season, playing one game against each of the 13 teams involved in the regular IHL season. The results of the games played by the Russian Penguins counted in the standings for that season.
Russian Premier League
Part of the Russian Pro Hockey League. The Russian Premier League is the division below the Russian SuperLeague. In 1999-00 the league had 23 teams divided into two divisions - Division East and Division West. Teams from one division did not play against teams from the other division, the top four teams from each division and bottom four teams from the Russian SuperLeague played in a 12 team qualification tournament at the end of the season 1999-00 season - the top two teams from this tournament play in the Russian SuperLeague 2000-01.
Russian Pro Hockey League
Logo © Russian Hockey League
The organisation that oversees the Russian SuperLeague and the Russian Premier League.
Russian Superleague

Founded 1996.  The Russian Superleague is the top division of the Russian Pro Hockey League. Superleague teams in 1999-00 were : Ak Bars Kazan, Amur Khabarovsk, Avangard Omsk, CSK VVS Samara, CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Dynamo-Energia Ekaterinburg, Kristall Elektrostal, Lada Togliatti, HC Lipetsk, Mechel Chelyabinsk, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, Molot-Prikamye Perm, HSC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod, HC Torpedo Yaroslavl, Salavat Yulayev Ufa, Severstal Cherepovets and HC SKA St Petersburg. At the end of the season the league will reduce by two teams to leave the 2000-01 league with 18 teams.
See Russian Championship
Ruthemann, Ivo (1976- )
Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Switzerland in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Rutherford, Murray (1900- )
Forward.
Club Career : Played for Toronto Granites 1922-23.
Medals : Won the Allan Cup in 1923.
Rutledge, Wayne (- )
Club Career : Played for Houston Aeros.
Honours : WHA All-Star A Team goalie 1976-77.
Ruttan, J D 'Jack' (- )
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962.
Ruuttu, Christian 'Krisu' (1964 - )
Born in Lappeenranta, Finland. Centre. Played 129 times for Finland.
International Career : Played for Finland (Junior) 1982-84. Played for Finland in the 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994 & 1996 World Championships, the 1987 & 1991 Canada Cups and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey
Club Career : Played for Ässät Pori 1982-85, IFK Helsinki 1985-86, Buffalo Sabres 1986-92, Chicago Blackhawks 1992-95 (also IFK Helsinki during the NHL lock-out in 1994-95), Västra Frölunda HC 1995-96, Grasshoppers (Swiss League B) 1996-97, IFK Helsinki 1997-98 and Espoo Blues 1998-99.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior) silver in 1983-84.
Won Canada Cup bronze in 1991.
Won World Championship silver in 1992 & 1994.
Won the Finnish Championship in 1998.
Honours : SM-liiga All Star Team centre 1986.
NHL All-Star Roster 1988.
Ruzicka, Vladimir (1963- )
Born in Most, Czechoslovakia. Centre. Toronto Maple Leafs 5th pick (73rd overall) in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. General Manager of Slavia Prague.
International Career : Played for Czechoslovakia (Junior) 1978-79, 1980-81, 1981-82 & 1982-83. Played for Czechoslovakia in the 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989 World Championships, the 1984 & 1988 Olympics and the 1984 & 1987 Canada Cups. Played for the Czech Republic in the 1998 Olympics. Coached the Czech Republic in the 2002 Olympics (assistant), the 2003 & 2004 World Championships (assistant), the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 2005 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for CHZ Litvinov 1979-87, Dukla Trencin 1987-89, CHZ Litvinov & Edmonton Oilers 1989-90, Boston Bruins 1990-93, Ottawa Senators 1993-94 and Slavia Prague 1994-00. Coached Slavia Prague ?- .
Medals : Won European Championship (Junior) gold in 1978-79.
Won European Championship (Junior) silver in 1980-81.
Won World Championship (Junior) silver in 1981-82 & 1982-83.
Won World Championship silver in 1983.
Won European Championship silver 1983, 1985 & 1989.
Won Olympic silver in 1984.
Won World Championship gold in 1985 (player) & 2005 (head coach).
Won World Championship bronze in 1987 & 1989.
Won European Championship bronze in 1987.
Won Olympic gold in 1998.
Won the Czech Championship in 2003 (coach).
Honours : Won the World Championship (Junior) Leading Points Scorer Award 1982-83.
Won the Czechoslovakia Player of the Year Award in 1986 & 1988.
Won the Extraliga Leading Points Scorer Award 1988-89.
Captain of Czechoslovakia in the 1998 Olympics.

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