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Mike Rupp

Mike Rupp  #27

Left Wing
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: January 13, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Cleveland, OH, United States
WEIGHT: 235 DRAFTED: NJD / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (76th overall)
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. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to knee surgery, October 1, 2013 and as a healthy reserve.
Quote of the Day

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday