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Ross Lupaschuk
Ross Lupaschuk
Defenseman
(LOO-puhs-chuhk, RAWS)
Number: 34
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 218
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 19, 1981
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Acquired: Acquired from Washington with Kris Beech and Michal Sivek in exchange for Jaromir Jagr and Frantisek Kucera on July 11, 2001.
Drafted: WSH / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (34th overall)

2006-07: Appeared in 18 games with Malmo IF of the Swedish Elite League…Had six points (2+4) and 51 PIMs…Skated in 25 games for Karpat IF in the Swedish Elite League…Had 16 points (4+12) and 16 PIMs…Was a plus-14.

2005-06: Had 31 points (13+18) in 49 games for Mora of the Swedish Elite League…Racked up 168 penalty minutes…Scored two goals and added two assists in five playoff games…Added 18 penalty minutes.

2004-05: In 67 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, he recorded 30 points (11+19) and 145 penalty minutes…Recorded a point in 26 of 67 games, including four multiple-point games…Ranked tied for fifth on the team in plus-minus rating (+9) and tied for ninth in scoring…Led the team with seven power play goals…Had had an even or plus rating in 47 of 67 games…Recorded two points (1+1) at Hershey on March 27…Had a three-game point streak and assist streak with 1+4 from January 13-18…Recorded two points (1+1) at Albany on January 15…Recorded season-high two assists at Binghamton on January 14…Scored power play goal and was a plus-two at Syracuse on December 17…Recorded one assist and was a was a plus-three vs. Albany on December 15…Recorded two points (1+1) and was a plus-three vs. Hamilton on November 21…Missed 13 games with knee injury to start the season…Made his season debut at Bridgeport on November 14 and scored a power play goal and was even with a game-high six shots in a 3-2 OT loss.

2003-04: Ranked fifth on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) with a plus-7 rating…Appeared in 58 games, recording 21 points (4+17) and 96 penalty minutes…Plus or even in 44 of 58 games…Missed eight games, Nov. 16-30, with a hip pointer…Missed 13 games with a broken left hand…Recorded two points (1+1), including the game-winning goal @ Bridgeport, Dec. 17…Appeared in eight playoff games, recording two assists and 37 penalty minutes…Missed 12 playoff games due to injury.

2002-03: Appeared in 74 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Recorded 36 points (18+18) and 101 penalty minutes…Led all team defensemen in goals, assists and points…Ranked fifth on the team with eight power-play goals and was tied for third with three game-winning goals…Ranked sixth on the team in goals and ranked tenth in scoring…Ranked fifth on the team in shots (180), fifth in penalty minutes and was tied for sixth with a plus-1 rating…Ranked second among AHL defensemen in goals, tied for second in power-play goals and was tied for 18th among AHL defensemen in scoring…Played for Team Canada at the 2003 AHL All-Star game and scored a goal…Recalled by the Penguins on Dec. 9…Made his NHL debut Dec. 10 @ Toronto…Played in three games with the Penguins, going scoreless with four penalty minutes…Reassigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Dec. 19…Collected two assists and 20 penalty minutes in four playoff games…Missed two playoff games with a knee injury.

2001-02: Ranked second among Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defensemen and seventh on the team in scoring with 29 points (9+20) in 72 games…Tied for eighth on the team in goals and tied for fifth in assists…Scored the first goal of his pro career Oct. 4 vs. St. John’s…Had nine points (2+7) during a season-high five game point streak, Nov. 27-Dec. 12.

2000-01: Tied for fifth on Red Deer (WHL) with 65 points (28+37) and ranked fourth in goals…Scored 15 power-play goals, tying for second on the team… Ranked fifth among WHL defensemen in scoring during the regular season…Ranked fifth on the team in playoff scoring with 15 points (5+10) in 22 games…Led the team in penalty minutes during the playoffs…Won the Memorial Cup with Red Deer and was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star team…Earned WHL East Second Team honors.

1999-00: Combined for 56 points (21+35) with Prince Albert and Red Deer…Finished the season third on Red Deer in points, fourth in goals and second in assists.

1998-99: Second among Prince Albert defenders in goals (8), assists (20) and points (28)…Ranked tenth on the team in scoring.

1997-98: Tied for 11th on Prince Albert in scoring with 18 points (6+12) in 67 games…Ranked second on the team in penalty minutes.

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