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Rush Zimmerman
Position Forward
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
165 lb (75 kg)

Hockey East Team
Shattuck St. Marys
Providence Friars
Born November 7, 1982,
Pro Career 2000 – 2004

Rush Zimmerman (born November 7, 1982) is a women's ice hockey player from Michigan. In the NCAA, she competed for the Providence Friars in Hockey East.

Playing careerEdit

Zimmerman competed at Shattuck St. Marys in Minnesota. During the 2000-01 season, she led Shattuck in goals with 39, while her 71 points ranked second, respectively. In addition, she competed in lacrosse at Shattuck.


In her freshman campaign (2001-02), Zimmerman participated in 30 contests while leading all freshmen in scoring with 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists). Her first career NCAA goal came versus Northeastern on December 1, 2001. On February 16, 2002, Zimmerman scored two goals (including the game winner) in the contest against Connecticut. Zimmerman became the 26th player to reach the 100 point club on February 15, 2004 as she registered the first hat trick of her career, versus the Connecticut Huskies.

USA HockeyEdit

From 1999 to 2001, Zimmerman participated in the United States Junior Olympic hockey camp in Lake Placid, New York. In 2002 and 2003, she would attend the USA Hockey Women’s Festival (also in Lake Placid). In 2002 Zimmerman became a member of the first ever USA Woman's U-22 Team where she scored two goals and added and assist against Canada to win gold in Montreal.

Career statsEdit

2001-02 3 0101222 38
2002-03 3620204076

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Most Valuable Player, 1999 Hockey Night in Boston Tournament
  • Top Forward, 2000 Hockey Night in Boston Tournament
  • 2003 Hockey East Second Team All-Star
  • 2003 Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • Providence Hockey East All-Decade Team[2]


She had two uncles that competed in college hockey in the 1970’s. Buck Straub competed at the University of Michigan, while her second uncle, Mike Straub played at Colorado College. In January 2009, Zimmerman was one of 16 females to advance to the 2009 Red Bull Crashed Ice Finals in Quebec City.[3]


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