Ron Andruff

Ronald Nicholas Andruff (born July 10, 1953 in Port Alberni, British Columbia and raised in Chemainus, British Columbia) is a Canadian hockey player.

Ron Andruff
Born (1953-07-10) July 10, 1953 (age 66)
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Colorado Rockies
NHL Draft 32rd overall, 1973
Montreal Canadiens
WHA Draft 11th overall, 1973
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1973–1982

CareerEdit

Andruff was selected as the first draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets, of the breakaway World Hockey Association, as well as 32nd pick overall (second round) of the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft.[1] Andruff chose to join the Stanley Cup Champion, Montreal Canadiens. During his nine years as a pro,[2] he had the distinction of winning the Bronze Medal with Team Canada in the Moscow Isvestia Tournament; shared in a Stanley Cup; won the American League Championship – the AL Scoring Title and the Les Cunningham Award for the league’s Most Valuable Player (as chosen by the media and players). He played his last two seasons in Germany with Mannheim Eis- und Rollsport Club (MERC)[3] winning the Deutsche Meisterschaft (German National Hockey League Championship) along with the Lieblingsspieler (MVP award as selected by the fans).

While a pro athlete, Andruff lent his name and support to causes which led to his nomination for the NHL’s Bill Masterton Trophy for his service as Honorary Chairman to Big Brothers Association, Colorado Chapter. The Masterton Trophy honors the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication on and off the ice. He has served on the Board of the Waterbor Burn & Cancer Foundation (New York) and as a Trustee for Just a Drop water charity (London), and currently is an advocate for Peace and Sport[4] (Monaco).

In 1982, Andruff left the pro playing field but continued to work in sports, assuming the position of European Marketing Director for World Championship Tennis. He went on to establish his own sports marketing company in 1984, which acquired the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) FIBA.basketball Cups and Championship rights for a five-year period. In 1988, seeing larger possibilities outside the traditional world of sports marketing, Andruff founded Dynadx Technologies, Inc., a rotational poster advertising display system. This technology, while commonplace today, shifted the sports signage paradigm from location to time. By converting the concept of ‘purchasing single, disparate sign locations’ into purchasing ‘exclusive signage exposure around the entire playing field for specific periods of time’ – Dynadx brought a new dynamic to brand exposure and sports sponsorship. Today, these rotational advertising systems can be seen courtside at most NBA games, behind home plate at Major League Baseball parks across the United States and at countless soccer matches around the world.

A former delegate to the United Nations Association for World Education non-governmental organization (AWE),[5] Andruff has participated in numerous foreign affairs briefings and research projects over the years in an effort to learn how to develop broader educational platforms. Expanding this work, on behalf of the Foreign Policy Association, Andruff researched emerging electronic media and new technologies, authoring a White Paper on the Internet in 1994.

Andruff co-founded fare 1, Inc., the first business-to-trade web-based company (1998) that enabled travel agents to provide their clients with the lowest available fares. After taking fare 1 public on the London A.I.M. Exchange in 2000, he founded Tralliance Corporation, the .travel Registry, an Internet domain space established exclusively for the travel and tourism sector (2001–07). In 2006, Andruff was recognized as one of the "Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing"[6] by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), which pays special tribute to outstanding individuals who define innovation, creativity and accomplishment.

Currently, he is CEO of dotSport LLC.[7]

AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 63 20 32 52 44 7 0 3 3 17
1972–73 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 66 43 48 91 114 8 2 4 6 15
1973–74 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 72 11 27 38 93 6 4 0 4 0
1974–75 Montréal Canadiens NHL 5 0 0 0 2
1974–75 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 65 30 31 61 50 6 4 1 5 18
1975–76 Montréal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1975–76 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 74 42 46 88 58 9 5 8 13 9
1976–77 Colorado Rockies NHL 66 4 18 22 21
1977–78 Colorado Rockies NHL 78 15 18 33 31 2 0 0 0 0
1978–79 Colorado Rockies NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1978–79 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 35 16 16 32 8
1978–79 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 33 9 23 32 10 10 6 11 17 0
1979–80 Mannheimer ERC 1.GBun 47 44 40 84 117
1980–81 Mannheimer ERC 1.GBun 44 35 43 78 110 10 8 7 15 16
1981–82 Düsseldorfer EG 1.GBun 4 1 3 4 6
AHL totals 279 108 143 251 219 31 19 20 39 27
NHL totals 153 19 36 55 54 2 0 0 0 0
1.GBun totals 95 80 86 166 233 10 8 7 15 16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1973 NHL Amateur Draft Picks at hockeydb.com". www.hockeydb.com.
  2. ^ "Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ron Andruff". www.legendsofhockey.net.
  3. ^ de:Adler Mannheim
  4. ^ "Peace and Sport I Be Part of What Matters". www.peace-sport.org.
  5. ^ "UIA | Union of International Associations". www.uia.org.
  6. ^ "HSMAI Names "Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing" for 2006 / January 2007". www.hotel-online.com.
  7. ^ "Video chat with your favorite athlete!". www.1on1.fans.

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Preceded by
None
Winnipeg Jets first round draft pick
1973
Succeeded by
Randy Andreachuk