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Aaron Voros
Aaron Voros.jpg
Born July 2 1981 (1981-07-02) (age 35),
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Wing
Shoots Left
Pro clubs NHL
Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers
Anaheim Ducks
AHL
Albany River Rats
Lowell Devils
Houston Aeros
Syracuse Crunch
Toronto Marlies
Connecticut Whale
NHL Draft 229th overall, 2001
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2007–2012

Aaron Voros (born July 2, 1981) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Voros played 162 games in the National Hockey League with the Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and Anaheim Ducks. He served two consecutive years as the Team President of the NHL Players Association for the New York Rangers and one year for the Anaheim Ducks.

Playing careerEdit

Voros played amateur hockey in his hometown of Surrey, British Columbia with the Surrey Minor Hockey Association, also playing Nor-Wes Caps-Junior B of the PIJHL and Junior A with the Victoria Salsa of the BCHL. He was an 8th round draft pick by the New Jersey Devils in the 2001 NHL draft while playing for the Victoria Salsa. That summer he also received a full athletic hockey scholarship to University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he was named to the CCHA All-Rookie team in his freshman year.

On March 1, 2007, the Minnesota Wild traded a seventh-round draft pick in 2008 to the New Jersey Devils for Voros. After starting the 2007–08 season with the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, the Houston Aeros, Voros was called upon to play his first NHL game on November 11, 2007 against the Colorado Avalanche.[1]

Voros scored his first NHL goal, as a member of the Wild, against Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks on November 16, 2007 in his birthplace and hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[2] He would go on to score seven goals and seven assists in 55 games during his rookie season. Voros was nominated as the Wild's 2008 Bill Masterton Trophy candidate by the Twin Cities chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.[1]

On July 1, 2008 Voros was signed as a free agent to a 3-year deal with the New York Rangers.

While in New York, Aaron Voros served as the New York Rangers NHLPA representative from October 2008 until he was traded to Anaheim in July 2010.

On June 10, 2010, he was traded along with Ryan Hillier to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenceman Steve Eminger.[3]

Known for showing up to training camp in top fitness, he took this attitude and delivered a great camp with the Anaheim Ducks in the 2010-11 season. 10 games into the season Anaheim put Voros on short term injured reserve. On the day after coming off injured reserve, Voros suffered a broken orbital bone on December 8, 2010 in a game in Vancouver. He was placed on the Anaheim Ducks injured reserved list until February 11, 2011.

On February 15, 2011, Voros was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. After 26 games with Toronto's AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, Voros signed a one year contract with the Rangers' AHL affiliate, the Connecticut Whale for the 2011-12 season. After 23 games and 7 points, Voros announced his retirement.

PersonalEdit

Voros is of Hungarian descent, and was born in Vancouver, BC at British Columbia's Children's Hospital, and was raised in Surrey, British Columbia.[4] His grandfather and grandmother emigrated from Hungary in 1956 and settled in Vancouver after leaving during the Hungarian Revolution. In an interview in 2008 Voros said that he is proud of his Hungarian roots and would love to represent Hungary on the international level if it were permissible.[5]

In May 2011, Voros and his teammate Henrik Lundqvist opened their first restaurant in Manhattan called "Tiny's & the Bar Upstairs". The restaurant is located at 135 West Broadway in the Tribeca district of southern Manhattan.

Aaron Voros married his long time girlfriend Kseniya Rozkhova in the summer of 2012. Rozhkova is an artist and owns a boutique Russian coffee shop in the Bushwhick area of Brooklyn NY called Dillinger's Cafe which opened in 2013. They have no kids and currently reside in New York.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998-99 Burnaby Bulldogs BCHL 6 0 2 2 2
1999-00 Victoria Salsa BCHL 58 14 21 35 285
2000-01 Victoria Salsa BCHL 57 34 34 68 196 30 16 15 31
2001–02 Alaska Nanooks CCHA 37 18 13 31 101
2002–03 Alaska Nanooks CCHA 16 2 5 7 42
2003–04 Alaska Nanooks CCHA 36 16 8 24 132
2003–04 Albany River Rats AHL 9 2 1 3 14
2004–05 Albany River Rats AHL 71 11 17 28 220
2005–06 Albany River Rats AHL 73 16 14 30 180
2006–07 Lowell Devils AHL 39 9 8 17 111
2006–07 Houston Aeros AHL 19 2 3 5 58
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 12 4 4 8 46
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 55 7 7 14 141 5 1 0 1 16
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 54 8 8 16 122 4 0 0 0 14
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 41 3 4 7 89
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 12 0 0 0 43
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 0 0 0 5
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 26 3 4 7 61
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 23 4 3 7 23
000000NHL totals 162 18 19 37 395 9 1 0 1 30

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2001-02

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Minnesota Wild (2008-03-16). Voros nominated for Masterton Trophy. Press release. Retrieved on 2008-08-04.
  2. "Four-Goal First Period Fuels Canucks Win Over Wild", Sports Network, 2008-11-17. Retrieved on 2008-08-04. 
  3. Rangers obtain Eminger from Ducks. New York Rangers. Retrieved on 2010-07-09.
  4. What is hockey like in Hungary?. Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation (14 September 2010). Retrieved on 22 September 2011.
  5. "NHL játékos a magyar válogatottban?", Duna TV, dunatv.hu, 6 October 2008. Retrieved on 22 September 2011. (Hungarian) 

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brian Maloney
Terry Flanagan Memorial Award
2003–04
Succeeded by
Jordan Sigalet

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