Ron Hainsey

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Ron Hainsey
Ron Hainsey Jets 2012-02-11.JPG
Hainsey with the Jets in 2012.
Born(1981-03-24) March 24, 1981 (age 33)
Bolton, CT, USA
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
PositionDefense
ShootsLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Montreal Canadiens
Columbus Blue Jackets
Atlanta Thrashers
Winnipeg Jets
National team United States
NHL Draft13th overall, 2000
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career2001–present
 
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Ron Hainsey
Ron Hainsey Jets 2012-02-11.JPG
Hainsey with the Jets in 2012.
Born(1981-03-24) March 24, 1981 (age 33)
Bolton, CT, USA
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
PositionDefense
ShootsLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Montreal Canadiens
Columbus Blue Jackets
Atlanta Thrashers
Winnipeg Jets
National team United States
NHL Draft13th overall, 2000
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career2001–present

Ronald Hainsey (born March 24, 1981) is an American professional ice hockey player, currently with the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL) He has previously played for the Montreal Canadiens, Columbus Blue Jackets, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets.

Playing career[edit]

Hainsey was drafted in the first round, 13th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, from collegiate team the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He started his professional career with AHL teams, Quebec Citadelles and the Hamilton Bulldogs.

After spending three seasons in the Canadiens organization was claimed off of waivers on November 29, 2005, by the Columbus Blue Jackets,[1] where he established himself into a leading two-way defenseman.

On July 2, 2008, the Atlanta Thrashers signed Hainsey to a five-year, $22.5 million contract.[2] He scored six goals to go along with 33 assists in his first season in Atlanta. He would go on to record 45 points in the next two seasons with the Thrashers. Upon their move to Winnipeg to start the 2011-12 NHL season, Hainsey recorded 10 assists in 56 games for the Jets in 2011-12.

Hainsey also played a role in the negotiations of the 2012 NHL lockout. After a day of marathon bargaining sessions on December 5, 2012, Hainsey emerged to tell the media that both sides planned to meet again the next day.[3]

On September 12, 2013 Hainsey signed a 1 year, $2 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes after the Hurricanes announced defenseman Joni Pitkanen would be missing the whole season due to injury.

Career statistics[edit]

Hainsey with Atlanta in 2009.

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1997–98USNTDPUSHL30000
1997–98USNTDPNAHL4047111650110
1998–99USNTDPUSHL485121745
1999–00U. of Mass-LowellHE30381120
2000–01U. of Mass-LowellHE3310263651
2000–01Quebec CitadellesAHL4101010000
2001–02Quebec CitadellesAHL63724312630000
2002–03Montreal CanadiensNHL210002
2002–03Hamilton BulldogsAHL332111326231101120
2003–04Montreal CanadiensNHL111124
2003–04Hamilton BulldogsAHL547243135100556
2004–05Hamilton BulldogsAHL68914234541120
2005–06Hamilton BulldogsAHL223141719
2005–06Columbus Blue JacketsNHL552151743
2006–07Columbus Blue JacketsNHL809253469
2007–08Columbus Blue JacketsNHL788243225
2008–09Atlanta ThrashersNHL816333932
2009–10Atlanta ThrashersNHL805212639
2010–11Atlanta ThrashersNHL823161924
2011–12Winnipeg JetsNHL560101023
2012–13Winnipeg JetsNHL470131310
2013–14Carolina HurricanesNHL824111545
NHL totals67338169207316

International[edit]

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
1999United StatesWJC187th62138
2000United StatesWJC4th71124
2001United StatesWJC5th70552
2009United StatesWC4th92462
Junior totals20371014
Senior totals92462

Awards and honors[edit]

AwardYear
All-Hockey East Rookie Team1999–00
All-Hockey East First Team2000–01
AHCA East Second-Team All-American2000–01
AHL All-Rookie Team2001–02

Personal[edit]

He is friends with former New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro, both of whom were drafted in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

He hails from a small town in Connecticut, Bolton, and he and his wife Hayley still reside there during the off-season.

Ron is an avid golfer in the off season and plays to a one-handicap.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Jackets place Foote on injured reserve, claim Hainsey". sportsbooks.com. 2005-11-29. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Thrashers sign UFA defenseman Ron Hainsey". thrashers.nhl.com. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/276564666371690497

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Eric Chouinard
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
2000
Succeeded by
Marcel Hossa