Aces Acquire Ruegsegger from GrizzliesJanuary 20, 2011 - ECHL (ECHL) Alaska Aces
Ruegsegger, who turned 23 on Wednesday, is in his rookie season after playing collegiately for one of the nation's top programs at Denver University. So far in his first campaign as a pro, Ruegsegger has 14 points (7g, 7a) and 24 PIM in 35 games. The Lakewood, CO native scored in each of his first two pro games on Oct. 27th and 29th in Idaho. Standing 6'0", and weighing 200 lbs., Ruegsegger is a former 6th round selection (#166 overall) of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2006 NHL Draft. While with Denver, Ruegsegger finished third all-time with 28 power play goals. In his senior year, he finished second on the Pioneers with a career-high 41 points, while serving as an alternate captain. He was named to 2010 All-WCHA Second Team, and was a co-recipient of Denver's award for top scholar athlete in 2010, 2008, and 2007. He was named to All-WCHA Academic Team three times, and majored in business administration. Ruegsegger represented the U.S. at 2008 World Junior Championships, helping the club to a fourth-place finish. Prior to college, he won a national championship at Shattuck-St. Mary's in 2005.
Tanguay departs the Aces after totaling 15 points (4g, 11a) in 27 games for Alaska.
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