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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)

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS
*One point shy of 100 in his career
*Suspended four games for a late illegal check to the head of T.J. Oshie vs. STL (4/10). Suspension includes the Wild’s final regular-season game and first three Stanley Cup Playoff games
*Matched season-best with three hits at SJ (1/25)
*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
*Registered two shots in 5:07 TOI in season debut at STL (11/25)
*Designated Injured, Non-Roster on Sept. 30 and missed 24 games with a lower-body injury
*Missed two games due to personal reasons (11/29, 11/30)

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.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery