27 Steven Ruggiero
27 Steven Ruggiero
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
Year: Junior
Hometown: Kings Park, N.Y.
Previous College: Providence
Position: Defense
Draft: 2015: Anaheim Ducks (6th Round, #178)
Major: Political Science
Junior Team: Youngstown (USHL) / Providence College (NCAA)
Shoots/Catches: Right
gp 23
p 8
g 5
a 3
pim 44
+/- +8

Junior (2017-18): Appeared in 17 games with 10 starts, racked up one assist and a plus one rating for the season. Won the Blueliner's Gay Blake Award.

Sophomore (2016-17): Played in six games at Providence ... Posted one point (assist) and a plus one efficiency rating to go along with nine blocked shots ... Recorded his point on an assist versus Colgate (11/26) ... Left the Providence program and joined the Youngstown (Ohio) Phantoms of the United States Hockey League (USHL) for the second time in his playing career ... Generated five points all on assists in 29 regular-season games and made five USHL Playoff appearances at Youngstown under head coach Anthony Noreen.

Freshman (2015-16): Skated for Providence College Friars of the Hockey East Association ... Coached by Nate Leaman ... Appeared in 10 games … Earned his lone point of the season via an assist against Brown (12/10) in Game One of the Mayor’s Cup … Registered a career-high three shots against Brown (12/10) and at Maine (2/5-6) … Recorded six blocked shots on the season.    

High School/Juniors: Drafted in the sixth round (178th overall) by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2015 NHL Draft ... Played the 2014-15 season with the U.S. National Under-18 Team of the United States Hockey League (USHL) under head coach Don Granato … Scored a goal and added 14 assists for 15 points and recorded 42 penalty minutes in 66 2014-15 season games for U.S. National U18 Team, which won Gold at the Under 18 World Junior Championships … Started the 2014-15 season with the U.S. National Team Development (USNTDP) Juniors and recorded seven points (all assists) in 25 outings before moving up to the U.S. National U18 Team ... A member of Team USA’s gold medal-winning team at the 2014 Four Nations Tournament and notched an assist in four tournament games … Played the 2013-14 season with the Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), adding a goal and four assists in 41 games ... A 2015 graduate of Ann Arbor (Mich.) Pioneer High School ... Played junior varsity baseball as a freshman and was on the varsity baseball team in his sophomore year ... Member of the junior varsity football team as a freshman.

Personal: Son of Steve and Diane Ruggiero ... Born in Kings Park, N.Y. ... Has a younger sister ... Likes sports ... Shoots: Left ... Majoring in political science (pre-law).

Recent Games
Jan 4 at Alaska Anchorage W, 5-2
Jan 5 at Alaska Anchorage W, 3-1
Jan 11 Alabama-Huntsville W, 7-2
Jan 12 Alabama-Huntsville T, 1-1
Jan 18 at Minnesota State L, 5-3
Jan 19 at Minnesota State W, 1-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 23 17
Points 8 6
Goals 5 3
Assists 3 3
PIM 44 24
+/- +8 +7
Power-play goals 0 0
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 1 0
Games started 7 4
Game-winning goals 0 0
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 20 15
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 6 at Merrimack W, 5-4 - 0 0 0 8 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 7 at Merrimack W, 1-0 - 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 12 Nipissing University W, 3-1 1 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 13 Nipissing University W, 4-0 - 0 0 0 15 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 26 at Alabama-Huntsville W, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Alabama-Huntsville W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 2 Michigan W, 5-2 1 1 0 1 6 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 3 Michigan L, 5-3 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 9 Alaska T, 3-3 - 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 10 Alaska L, 4-3 1 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 16 at Bowling Green State W, 5-0 - 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17 at Bowling Green State L, 5-2 - 1 0 1 4 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 23 Northern Michigan W, 4-2 - 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 24 Northern Michigan L, 2-1 - 1 0 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 30 Minnesota State L, 4-2 - 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 1 Minnesota State L, 3-0 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 7 at Alaska W, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 8 at Alaska W, 5-2 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 16 at USNTDP U-18 W, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 vs. Michigan State W, 4-3 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 31 vs. Michigan Tech W, 6-3 1 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 1 0 0 1
Jan 4 at Alaska Anchorage W, 5-2 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 5 at Alaska Anchorage W, 3-1 - 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 11 Alabama-Huntsville W, 7-2 - 1 1 2 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 12 Alabama-Huntsville T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 18 at Minnesota State L, 5-3 - 0 0 0 4 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 19 at Minnesota State W, 1-0 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 25 Bemidji State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 Bemidji State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 1 at Ferris State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 at Ferris State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 Michigan Tech   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 Michigan Tech   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 22 at Northern Michigan   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 at Northern Michigan   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 1 Ferris State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 Ferris State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2017-18 17 0 1 1 10 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
2018-19 23 5 3 8 44 +8 0 0 1 0 0 0 20
Total 40 5 4 9 54 +9 0 0 1 0 0 0 27
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 23 5 3 8 44 +8 0 0 1 0 0 0 20
Conference 17 3 3 6 24 +7 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
Exhibition 2 0 0 0 17 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
-
Home 10 3 1 4 20 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
Away 11 1 2 3 22 +8 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Neutral 2 1 0 1 2 +1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
-
Wins 14 3 3 6 24 +11 0 0 1 0 0 0 11
Losses 7 2 0 2 18 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Ties 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
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October 3 0 0 0 12 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
November 9 3 0 3 22 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
December 5 1 0 1 4 +2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
January 6 1 3 4 6 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5