Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chad Ruhwedel
Chad Ruhwedel was born on May 7, 1990 in San Diego, California. He played his minor hockey for the San Diego Junior Gulls and La Jolla Jaguars, before joining the Los Angeles Kings U18 AAA team.

He then joined the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL for two seasons, where he earned a scholarship to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

Ruhwedel would spend three years at UMass, proving to be a steady defender at both ends of the ice. Undrafted by an NHL club, he signed as free agent with the Buffalo Sabres on April 13, 2013 and would suit up for seven NHL games for the club in the late stages of the 2012-13 season.

Ruhwedel would split time during the 2013-14 season between the Sabres and their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans. In 21 games at the NHL level he would record one assist. In 47 AHL games Ruhwedel would notch four goals and 24 assists.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2008-09 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 55 0 11 11 30 +12 4 0 1 1 4
2009-10 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 59 5 17 22 55 +20 3 0 1 1 2
2010-11 U. of Massachusetts Lowell H-East 32 2 13 15 10
2011-12 U. of Massachusetts Lowell H-East 37 6 19 25 26
2012-13 U. of Massachusetts Lowell H-East 41 7 16 23 20
2012-13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 0 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 21 0 1 1 2 -3
2013-14 Rochester Americans AHL 47 4 24 28 22 -1 5 2 3 5 4
2014-15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 0 1 1 0 +3
2014-15 Rochester Americans AHL 72 10 26 36 22 -6
2015-16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
2015-16 Rochester Americans AHL 59 10 16 26 26 -19
2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 34 2 8 10 8 +9 6 0 0 0 4
2016-17 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 28 4 12 16 12 0
NHL Totals 67 2 10 12 12 6 0 0 0 4


Hockey East First All-Star Team (2013) NCAA East First All-American Team (2013) Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, April 13, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2016.
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