Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ron Shudra
Defenseman Ron Shudra was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 28th, 1967 and played his Junior hockey in Kamloops with the Blazers where he was a Second Team All-Star and was also named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team in 1986. Shudra was the third selection of the then champion Edmonton Oilers in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft and found himself in the NHL during his rookie season of professional hockey.

Shudra spent most of his first season in the American Hockey League with the Nova Scotia Oilers but he also played 10 games with the big club. With Edmonton, Shudra was able to contribute five assists and also posted a plus-five plus/minus rating.

During his second season, he began the year back on the farm team, but just five games into the year the Oilers traded him to the New York Rangers for Jeff Crossman. Shudra finished that season in the minors and spent all of the next year there as well.

Seeking a change of scenery, Shudra went overseas for the 1990-91 season. Shudra signed with the Soilhull Barons of the British Super League and played well for them scoring 24 goals and 77 points in 36 games. His second season in Britain saw him switch teams, joining the Sheffield Steelers. Shudra made quite an impression that year exploding for 78 goals and 148 points. This was the beginning of an 8-year stay with the Steelers, seven of which Shudra served as the team's captain. "Rocket" Ron, as he was known, flourished in Sheffield becoming the team's first superstar and leading them to their first championship.

Shudra left the club to become a player coach with the Hull Thunder of the British National League. After two seasons, he then moved on to the Edinburgh franchise, but after playing just a handful of games, retired as a player and took a post as the promotions manager for his former club, the Sheffield Steelers.

On December 15th, 2001, with the Steelers lineup thinned out due to injuries, Shudra made a return to the ice, playing as a forward instead of his customary defense, Shudra scored a goal and received a standing ovation from the appreciative fans.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Red Deer Rustlers AJHL 57 14 57 71 70
1985-86 Kamloops Blazers WHL 72 10 40 50 81 16 1 11 12 11
1985-86 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 5 1 1 2 0
1986-87 Kamloops Blazers WHL 71 49 70 119 68 11 7 3 10 10
1987-88 Edmonton Oilers NHL 10 0 5 5 6 +5
1987-88 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 49 7 15 22 21
1988-89 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 5 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Denver Rangers IHL 64 11 14 25 44 2 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 67 11 16 27 48 2 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Solihull Barons Aut-Cup 3 1 0 1 2
1990-91 Solihull Barons Britain 36 24 53 77 70 6 7 9 16 10
1991-92 Solihull Barons Aut-Cup 6 7 6 13 2
1991-92 Sheffield Steelers Britain-3 32 78 70 148 42 6 15 14 29 4
1992-93 Sheffield Steelers BH-Cup 8 6 6 12 14
1992-93 Sheffield Steelers Britain-2 26 32 46 78 36
1993-94 Sheffield Steelers BH-Cup 6 8 11 19 8
1993-94 Sheffield Steelers Britain 34 31 48 79 69 8 8 16 24 6
1994-95 Sheffield Steelers BH-Cup 12 10 8 18 33
1994-95 Sheffield Steelers Britain 43 25 38 63 83 8 5 8 13 2
1995-96 Sheffield Steelers BH-Cup 13 13 16 29 10
1995-96 Sheffield Steelers Britain 36 23 31 54 56 8 2 4 6 2
1996-97 Sheffield Steelers BH-Cup 10 2 5 7 8
1996-97 Sheffield Steelers Britain 41 13 16 29 12 8 3 1 4 4
1997-98 Sheffield Steelers BH-Cup 12 1 6 7 6
1997-98 Sheffield Steelers Britain 38 8 16 24 18 9 1 2 3 0
1998-99 Sheffield Steelers BH-Cup 10 1 3 4 4
1998-99 Sheffield Steelers Britain 11 0 1 1 2 6 2 1 3 2
1999-00 Hull Thunder Britain 35 18 32 50 26 6 2 6 8 2
2000-01 Hull Thunder BH-Cup 8 3 10 13 2
2000-01 Hull Thunder Britain 35 22 26 48 42 6 2 2 4 2
2001-02 Edinburgh Capitals Britain-2 7 3 1 4 2
2001-02 Sheffield Steelers Britain 25 4 6 10 10 8 1 0 1 0
NHL Totals 10 0 5 5 6


WHL West Second All-Star Team (1986, 1987)
WHL West Rookie of the Year (co-winner - Dave Waldie) (1986)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1986)
Britain-2 Defenseman of the Year (2000)
Britain-2 All-Star Team (2000)
Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton for Jeff Crossman, October 27, 1988.
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