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Cody Rudkowsky (born July 21, 1978) is a Canadian retired ice hockey goaltender who played eight seasons in the American Hockey League and ECHL, and played in a single game for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League in 2002–03. He was the Most Valuable Player of the Western Hockey League in 1999.

Cody Rudkowsky
Born (1978-07-21) July 21, 1978 (age 41)
Willingdon, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Seattle Thunderbirds
Cincinnati Cyclones
Phoenix RoadRunners
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Reading Royals
Providence Bruins
Worcester IceCats
St. Louis Blues
Trenton Titans
Peoria Rivermen
Edinburgh Capitals
Stony Plain Eagles
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1995–2010

AHL and ECHLEdit

Born in Willingdon, Alberta, Rudkowsky spent most of his career in the ECHL. He backstopped the Reading Royals to a career high 46 games played in 2003-04 and led the Royals to the Kelly Cup semi-finals that season. On December 31, 2005, Rudkowsky was named starting goaltender for the American Conference in the 14th annual ECHL All-Star Game[1]

Rudkowsky was signed to a professional tryout contract (PTO) by the Grand Rapids Griffins on October 26, 2007.[2] On October 28, he would come in relief for starting goaltender Adam Berkhoel and stop 8 of 9 shots that night. The Griffins would lose that game 7-1. On February 15, 2008, he was signed again to a PTO[3] by Grand Rapids and made a brief appearance (3m 21sec) against the Milwaukee Admirals.[4]

Other leaguesEdit

It was announced on 27 August 2009 that Rudkowsky signed a contract to play for the Edinburgh Capitals in the British Elite Ice Hockey League for the 09/10 Season.[5] This was the first time Rudkowsky played for a team outside North America.

Rudkowsky also briefly played for the Bentley Generals in amateur Allan Cup play during the 2008-09 season and was first star of the final game of the 2008-09 Allan Cup Finals.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-17145013_ITM
  2. ^ http://www.griffinshockey.com/news/releases/index.html?article_id=887
  3. ^ http://comment-blog.advance.net/cgi-bin/mte/mt-search.cgi?tag=Cody%20Rudkowsky&blog_id=1557
  4. ^ "Cody Rudkowsky".
  5. ^ "Edinburgh Capitals".
  6. ^ 2010 AllanCup.ca: Bentley Generals Win 2009 Allan Cup Archived 2011-09-02 at the Wayback Machine

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Preceded by
Sergei Varlamov
Winner of the WHL Four Broncos Memorial Trophy
1999
Succeeded by
Brad Moran