Michael Rupp

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13, 1980
Cleveland, OH
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13, 1980 (age 41)
Cleveland, OH


Retired NHL center who established himself as a grinding, physical forward during a 14-year NHL career. He scored 99 points while accumulated 855 penalty minutes over 610 games with six teams.

Before Fame

He was the ninth overall pick in 1998, but returned to play two more years in the OHL and went unsigned. He was then taken 76th overall by the New Jersey Devils.


He made his NHL debut with New Jersey in the 2002-2003 season. He scored his first NHL playoff goal during game seven of the 2003 Stanley Cup Final, a goal that ultimately proved to be the winning marker.

Family Life

He has four children with his wife Christi and is a Born Again Christian.

Associated With

Late in his career, he was suspended for four games after a check to the head of TJ Oshie.