#25 - Theo Ruth - Defense

Theo Ruth
Shoots: Right • 6'1", 211 lbs.

Born: 2/14/89 • Birthplace: Naperville, Illinois • Years Pro: 1

2010-11 Season: Made his pro debut on 10-15-10 at Providence. Scored his first AHL goal on 12-3-10 earning the game's third star. Collected one assist on 1-8-11.

2009-10 Season: Ruth tallied five assists and 52 penalty minutes in 22 games during his junior season at the University of Notre Dame (Central Collegiate Hockey Association) in 2009-10 and also registered 31 blocked shots to rank fifth on the Fighting Irish in that category.

2008-09 Season: Played in 36 of Notre Dame's 40 games, missing two games with an injury and two while playing for Team USA in the World Junior Championships. Tied for fifth on the team with a +11.

Career Notes: He registered 4-13-17, 130 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +15 in 100 career games with Notre Dame. He had 2-3-5, 36 penalty minutes and was +13 in 42 games during his freshman season in 2007-08, helping the Fighting Irish reach the National Championship game. Ruth spent two seasons with the United States National Development Program from 2005-07 prior to his arrival at Notre Dame.

DRAFTED: Washington Capitals round two (46th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

ACQUIRED: By Columbus from Washington in exchange for Sergei Fedorov on February 26, 2008.

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