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Mike Rupp  #27

Minnesota Wild  Left Wing
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: January 13, 1980  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Cleveland, OH, United States
WEIGHT: 235 DRAFTED: NJD / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (76th overall)

PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS
*Ninth trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs
*Established playoff career highs in games played (20), PIM (36) and shots (17) in 2012
*Tallied 2002 Stanley Cup-clinching goal, his first career playoff tally, added two assists and +3 in 3-0 victory in Game Seven vs. ANA (6/9/02). Only player in NHL history whose first career playoff goal was the Stanley Cup-clincher

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS
*Suspended four games (final regular-season game and first three playoff games) for a late illegal check to the head of T.J. Oshie vs. STL (4/10)
*Recorded assist for first point of season and plus-1 rating vs. NYI (12/29)
*Notched season-highs with three hits and 9:07 in TOI at CBJ (12/6)
*Appeared in 600th career game vs. PHI (12/2) and registered first fighting major of season
*Designated Injured, Non-Roster on Sept. 30 and missed 24 games with a lower-body injury

Traded to Erie (OHL) by Windsor (OHL) for Jason Ward, January 6, 1998.Traded to Phoenix by New Jersey with New Jersey's 2nd round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Geoff Paukovich) in 2004 Entry Draft for Jan Hrdina, March 5, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Danbury (UHL), February 10, 2005. Traded to Columbus by Phoenix with Cale Hulse and Jason Chimera for Geoff Sanderson and Tim Jackman, October 8, 2005. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 10, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2011. Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers for Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri, February 4, 2013.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round