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Matthew Ruchty (born November 27, 1969) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey left winger. He was drafted by the New Jersey Devils 65th overall in 1988, but only played two exhibition games in the National Hockey League (NHL). Ruchty was a career minor-leaguer, playing in the American Hockey League (AHL), International Hockey League (IHL), Continental Hockey League (CoHL), West Coast Hockey League (WCHL), United Hockey League (UHL) and ECHL. Although best known for his toughness and accumulation of penalty minutes, Ruchty proved to be an integral part of the Calder Cup-winning Albany River Rats during the 94-95 season, scoring a career-high 49 points in 78 regular season games and notching an additional 15 points in 12 playoff contests.

Matthew Ruchty
Born (1969-11-27) November 27, 1969 (age 49)
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Played for AHL
Utica Devils
Albany River Rats
Syracuse Crunch
Rochester Americans
Providence Bruins
Atlanta Knights
Grand Rapids Griffins
Utica Blizzard
Anchorage Aces
B.C. Icemen
Muskegon Fury
Toledo Storm
NHL Draft 65th, 1988
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1991–present

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