August 12, 1942|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||February 2, 2006(aged 63)|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Detroit Red Wings|
|National team||United States|
Rupp joined the Eastern Hockey League's Philadelphia Ramblers in 1963–64. He played one game (on March 22, 1964) in the NHL, on loan with the Detroit Red Wings in 1963–64 replacing Terry Sawchuk. The Red Wings lost 4–1 to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He was selected as a member of the US team for the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. During the tournament, Rupp shut out East Germany in an 8–0 victory. This feat was not equalled by a US goaltender until Ray LeBlanc held Germany scoreless in the 1992 Winter Olympics. The US team finished in fifth place.
Rupp switched to the Dayton Gems in the International Hockey League in the 1964–65 season. During the next two seasons, he won the James Norris Memorial Trophy for fewer goals against with teammate John Adams.
He returned to play for the Gems until 1972 when he announced his retirement. However, he returned in 1975–76 playing for the Buffalo Norsemen in the North American Hockey League and with the Gems in 1979–80.
Later, from 1985 until 2005, Rupp continued playing recreational hockey in Dayton as a member of a local men's league,  Megacity Hockey Club.
- "Patrick Rupp obituary". Legacy.com. Dayton Daily News. February 3, 2006. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
- "Fund fulfills former Olympic hockey player's legacy". Dayton Daily News. September 9, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Forbes Online, "Former US Olympic Goalie Pat Rupp dies" 2 February 2006