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SABRES SIGN DEFENSEMAN CHAD RUHWEDEL

Saturday, 04.13.2013 / 12:45 PM / News
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SABRES SIGN DEFENSEMAN CHAD RUHWEDEL
BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 13, 2013) --- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced the Sabres have signed free agent defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year, entry-level contract.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 13, 2013) --- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced the Sabres have signed free agent defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Ruhwedel (5'11", 188 lbs., 5/7/90) recently finished his third season at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, recording 23 points (7+16) and 20 penalty minutes though 41 games in 2012-13. He ranked fourth among all Hockey East defensemen in scoring while helping the River Hawks win the conference championship and advance to the 2013 Frozen Four. In addition to receiving First-team All-America honors, Ruhwedel was named the 2013 Bob Monahan Defenseman of the Year by the New England Hockey Writers Association and earned 2013 Hockey East All-Conference First Team honors.

Through three seasons with the River Hawks, he appeared in 110 games and amassed 63 points (15+48).

Prior to his career at UMass Lowell, the San Diego, Calif. native played for the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League (USHL). In two seasons with the Stampede, Ruhwedel tallied 33 points (5+28) through 113 games.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82