Mike Rupp is an American winger on the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Rupp was drafted 9th overall in 1998, by the New York Islanders, but decided to continue playing in the OHL, and did not sign with the Islanders. He then was drafted again in 2000, by the Devils, and joined the club 2 seasons later in 2003, in time to make the roster for the playoffs, where his first career playoff goal clinched the Stanley Cup for the Devils. In 2004, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes, where he played only 7 games before being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Rupp re-signed with New Jersey in 2006. Over the next three seasons, Rupp earned more playing time as a hard-nosed grinder in the Devils’ tough defensive system. In 2008-09, he set set a career high with 136 penalty minutes. He became a free agent at the end of the season and signed with the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

Team 59 pittsburgh penguins Pittsburgh Penguins
Position Left Wing
Born 13 Jan 1980
Nationality United States United States
Team History
59 pittsburgh penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 - present
12 new jersey devils New Jersey Devils 2006 - 2009
66 columbus blue jackets Columbus 2005 - 2006
79 phoenix coyotes Phoenix Coyotes 2004 - 2005
12 new jersey devils New Jersey Devils 2002 - 2004

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