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Czechia Jan Rutta

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A
TP
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1
0
1
-2
10
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+1
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Database: 981 986 players
Last added: Theodore Krajeski
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Matthias Plachta 24 11 22 33
2. Dominik Bokk 23 11 15 26
3. Taylor Leier 23 11 13 24
4. Marcel Noebels 22 10 14 24
5. Patrick Reimer 24 8 16 24
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
32
Height
6'3" / 190 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
201 lbs / 91 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
24/25
Cap Hit
$2,750,000 Powered by
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Highlights
2-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 2
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2005-06 HC Plzen U18 Czechia U18 45 2 5 7 18 -2 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 4 2
2006-07 HC Plzen U18 Czechia U18 40 6 21 27 32 9 | Playoffs 8 1 4 5 6 -2
HC Plzen U20 Czechia U20 1 1 1 2 0 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -1
Czechia U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
2007-08 HC Plzen U20 Czechia U20 43 3 15 18 16 26 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 4 3
Czechia U18 WJC-18 D1 5 0 0 0 0 6 |
Czechia U18 (all) International-Jr 23 0 1 1 20 - |
2008-09 KLH Chomutov U20 Czechia U20 38 4 19 23 26 4 | Playoffs 3 1 2 3 2 -1
KLH Chomutov Czechia2 2 0 0 0 0 1 |
SK Kadaň Czechia2 2 0 0 0 0 -1 |
IHC Písek Czechia3 2 0 0 0 0 - |
Czechia U20 (all) International-Jr 4 0 1 1 0 - |
2009-10 KLH Chomutov U20 Czechia U20 21 5 6 11 14 2 |
SK Kadaň Czechia2 18 1 4 5 0 3 | Playoffs 9 0 3 3 0 -1
HC Klášterec nad Ohří Czechia3 3 0 1 1 0 - | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 4 -
Czechia U20 (all) International-Jr 10 1 0 1 12 - |
2010-11 KLH Chomutov U20 Czechia U20 44 14 21 35 40 39 |
KLH Chomutov Czechia2 24 0 0 0 10 2 |
2011-12 Pirati Chomutov U20 Czechia U20 0 0 0 0 0 - | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 4 3
Piráti Chomutov Czechia2 48 2 6 8 16 18 | Playoffs 9 1 2 3 6 4
Piráti Chomutov Czechia Q - - - - - - | Qualification 3 0 2 2 0 1
2012-13 Piráti Chomutov Czechia 37 1 3 4 18 -5 | Relegation 6 1 5 6 2 1
Piráti Chomutov Czechia Q - - - - - - | Qualification 7 0 0 0 6 -2
SK Kadaň Czechia2 7 0 3 3 0 2 |
2013-14 Piráti Chomutov Czechia 17 1 2 3 4 -10 | Relegation 2 0 0 0 2 -1
Piráti Chomutov Czechia Q - - - - - - | Qualification 9 1 1 2 0 -4
SK Kadaň Czechia2 18 1 3 4 8 -6 |
2014-15 Piráti Chomutov Czechia2 50 11 16 27 28 17 | Playoffs 11 4 3 7 24 5
Piráti Chomutov Czechia Q - - - - - - | Qualification 11 1 4 5 22 5
2015-16 Piráti Chomutov Czechia 44 10 11 21 22 7 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3 8 -3
Czechia (all) International 7 1 0 1 2 -2 |
2016-17 Piráti Chomutov Czechia 46 8 24 32 30 -3 | Playoffs 17 2 11 13 8 0
Czechia WC 8 1 0 1 0 -3 |
Czechia (all) International 21 3 4 7 0 -7 |
2017-18 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 57 6 14 20 24 -1 |
2018-19 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 23 2 4 6 12 0 |
Rockford IceHogs AHL 8 1 3 4 2 -2 |
Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 0 2 2 4 4 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 0 2
Syracuse Crunch AHL 18 3 5 8 10 15 |
Czechia WC 10 1 2 3 4 8 |
Czechia (all) International 13 1 3 4 4 9 |
2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 33 1 6 7 14 6 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 12 0
2020-21 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 35 0 8 8 22 12 | Playoffs 23 2 1 3 8 3
2021-22 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 76 3 15 18 47 25 | Playoffs 17 1 4 5 17 5
2022-23 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 23 3 2 5 12 8 |
Projected NHL 82 11 7 18 43 29 |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2007-08 Czechia U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial - 0 - - - - |
2012-13 Piráti Chomutov ET 8 1 1 2 2 - |
2013-14 Piráti Chomutov ET 3 0 0 0 6 - |
2015-16 Czechia EHT 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
2016-17 Czechia EHT 11 2 2 4 0 -3 |
2018-19 Czechia EHT 3 0 1 1 0 1 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
2022-11-29T18:00:00-0600 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes
2022-11-26T18:00:00-0600 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Toronto Maple Leafs
2022-11-25T16:30:00-0600 Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers
2022-11-23T18:00:00-0600 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Calgary Flames
2022-11-20T18:00:00-0600 Pittsburgh Penguins @ Chicago Blackhawks
2022-11-19T18:00:00-0600 Pittsburgh Penguins @ Winnipeg Jets
2022-11-17T19:00:00-0600 Pittsburgh Penguins @ Minnesota Wild
2022-11-15T18:00:00-0600 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Toronto Maple Leafs
2022-11-12T18:00:00-0600 Pittsburgh Penguins @ Montréal Canadiens
2022-11-11T18:00:00-0600 Pittsburgh Penguins @ Toronto Maple Leafs
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 26 4 8 12 0.46 12 13 | 0
Czechia 4 144 20 40 60 0.42 74 -11 | 4 32 4 18 22 0.69 20 -3
Czechia Q 4 - - - - - - - | 4 30 2 7 9 0.30 28 0
Czechia U18 2 85 8 26 34 0.40 50 7 | 2 13 1 4 5 0.38 10 0
Czechia U20 6 147 27 62 89 0.61 96 73 | 4 11 1 5 6 0.55 10 4
Czechia2 7 169 15 32 47 0.28 62 36 | 3 29 5 8 13 0.45 30 8
Czechia3 2 5 0 1 1 0.20 0 - | 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 4 -
EHT 3 17 2 3 5 0.29 0 -2 | 0
ET 2 11 1 1 2 0.18 8 - | 0
Ivan Hlinka Memorial (Hlinka Gretzky Cup) 1 - 0 - - - - - | 0
International 3 41 5 7 12 0.29 6 0 | 0
International-Jr 4 40 1 2 3 0.08 32 0 | 0
NHL 6 261 15 51 66 0.25 135 54 | 4 49 3 8 11 0.22 37 10
WC 2 18 2 2 4 0.22 4 5 | 0
WJC-18 D1 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 0 6 | 0
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Teamwork
17
Strength
15
Hitting
15
Defensive
15
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/13/2022
07/13/2022 Confirmed Tampa Bay Lightning Pittsburgh Penguins
12/22/2020
12/22/2020 Extension Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning
05/03/2019
05/03/2019 Extension Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning
01/11/2019
01/11/2019 Confirmed Chicago Blackhawks Tampa Bay Lightning
03/08/2018
03/08/2018 Extension Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks
06/07/2017
06/07/2017 Confirmed Piráti Chomutov Chicago Blackhawks
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Other memorable dates
- 2017-10-07 • Scored his first NHL goal (vs. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Joonas Korpisalo)
- 2017-10-05 • Made his NHL debut (vs. Pittsburgh Penguins)

Jan Rutta signed his first NHL contract with the Chicago Blackhawks in June of 2017, and made the team out of training camp as a 27-year-old rookie.

He had spent his entire career in the Czech Republic until the Hawks picked him up, and his game has translated to NHL ice very nicely so far. He has shown great poise with the puck and has been steady in his own end.

In case you needed a reminder of the Blackhawks' ingenious scouting team, Rutta is a perfect example of a player who seemingly came out of nowhere, but Chicago’s scouts clearly saw him as being ready to make the jump. It is pretty uncommon for a player to come over from Europe in his mid-late 20’s and have an immediate impact for an NHL team with no prior North American pro experience.

Look for Rutta to help stabilize an aging blue line on a Chicago team that will have a lot of question marks over the next few years.

(Peter Oundjian, EP 2018)

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