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Christian Ruuttu
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Position Centre
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
201 lb (91 kg)
Teams Ässät
HIFK
Buffalo Sabres
Chicago Blackhawks
Vancouver Canucks
Frölunda HC
Grasshopper
Espoo Blues
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born February 20 1964 (1964-02-20) (age 52),
Lappeenranta, FIN
NHL Draft 134th overall, 1983
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 1982 – 1999

Christian Ruuttu (born 20 February 1964, in Lappeenranta, Finland) is a former professional ice hockey player.

Playing careerEdit

Christian Ruuttu was originally drafted by the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, 7th round, 134th overall. He played six productive seasons in Buffalo from 1986–87 to 1991–92. While there, he reached NHL career highs in goals (26 in 1987–88), assists (46 in 1988–89), and points (71 in 1987–88). In Ruuttu's last season in Buffalo, he managed only 4 goals and 21 assists.

Ruuttu began the 1992–93 playing for the Chicago Blackhawks after being traded from Buffalo for goaltender Stephane Beauregard. He played there for the next two and a half seasons before being traded to the Vancouver Canucks part way through the 1994–95 season. After playing 25 games as a Canuck, he hung up the skates for good as an NHL player, but didn't stop playing hockey. He rounded off his career playing hockey in Europe. He is currently a scout for the Phoenix Coyotes.

NHL statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 22 43 65 62 - - - - -
1987–88 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 26 45 71 85 6 2 5 7 4
1988–89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 67 14 46 60 98 2 0 0 0 2
1989–90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 19 41 60 66 6 0 0 0 4
1990–91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 16 34 50 96 6 1 3 4 29
1991–92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 70 4 21 25 76 3 0 0 0 6
1992–93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 84 17 37 54 134 4 0 0 0 2
1993–94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 54 9 20 29 68 6 0 0 0 2
1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 20 2 5 7 6 - - - - -
1994–95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 25 5 6 11 23 9 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 621 134 298 432 714 42 4 9 13 49

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