Chad Ruhwedel, D

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 180

Born: 1990-5-7

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as free agent









April 2014- Chad Ruhwedel was the recipient of an unfortunate illegal head check from the Flyers Zac Rinaldo who was assessed a match penalty for an attempt to injure on the play. Ruhwedel will now miss the remainder of the season due to concussion and likewise will Rinaldo but that's due to a suspension for the ugly hit. It's an unfortunate way to end the season for the 23 year old California kid who has still yet to open up his game at the NHL level registering an uninspiring one assists through 21 games played in Buffalo this past season. He has been able to enjoy greater success in his first season in Rochester of the AHL where he potted home four goals and assisted on 21 others. Buffalo is still going to have many ups and downs in the coming years and that will likely carry true for Ruhwedel as he sits behind Ristolainen, Zadorov, McCabe and Pysyk on the prospect depth chart and will need to create more of an impact when given the opportunity. Travis Watson


April 2013 – Ruhwedel definitely took the road less traveled in making it to the NHL. He hails from the non-traditional hockey market of southern California and not playing Tier 1/AAA hockey until he was 18. One of his greatest attributes in skating comes from his background on rollerblading as a kid in the Golden State. Ruhwedel signed with Buffalo just hours before making his NHL debut on Saturday afternoon. He was recently named NCAA First Team All-American as he was one of the best puck-moving blue liners in college hockey. The former UMass-Lowell River Hawk (Hockey East) shows offensive know-how and solid defensive play too.



Fantasy Outlook: B-


Ruhwedel has solid skill sets to both run a power play and be accountable in penalty killing situations as well.





Series of highlights of Ruhwedel’s career in the NCAA ranks at UMass-Lowell.




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Chad Ruhwedel statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects

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thedavid said:

... Not bad for a guy whose 113 years old smilies/wink.gif
April 16, 2013
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