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Born July 2, 1981 (1981-07-02) (age 28),
Vancouver, BC
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
New York Rangers
Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft 229th overall, 2001
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2007 – present

Aaron Voros (born July 2, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey right winger for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils with the 229th overall pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He played college hockey for three years at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Playing career

Voros played his youth hockey in his home city of Surrey, British Columbia with the Surrey Minor Hockey Association, also playing Junior A with the Victoria Salsa of the BCHL. He was awarded a hockey scholarship to University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he was named to the CCHA All-Rookie team in his freshman year. After the second game of his sophomore season at Alaska Fairbanks, doctors discovered a half-baseball-sized lump behind Voros' left knee. After an MRI, three doctors diagnosed it as a type of malignant bone cancer; however, three subsequent biopsies revealed the tumor to be benign. Voros still required several operations, during which he had part of his femur removed. He suffered a staph infection and had to have a Hickman line inserted into his superior vena cava for eight weeks.[1]

On March 1, 2007, the Minnesota Wild traded a seventh-round draft pick in 2008 to the New Jersey Devils for Voros. After starting the 2007–08 season with the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, the Houston Aeros, Voros was called upon to play his first NHL game on November 11, 2007 against the Colorado Avalanche.[2]

Voros scored his first NHL goal, as a member of the Wild, against Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks on November 16, 2007.[3] He would go on to score seven goals and seven assists in 55 games during his rookie season. Voros was nominated as the Wild's 2008 Bill Masterton Trophy candidate by the Twin Cities chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.[2]

Voros agreed to a three-year contract with New York Rangers worth $3 million on July 1, 2008, fulfilling a childhood dream.[4][5]

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–2000 Victoria Salsa BCHL 58 14 21 35 285
2000–01 Victoria Salsa BCHL 57 34 34 68 196 30 16 15 31
2001–02 Alaska Nanooks CCHA 37 18 13 31 101
2002–03 Alaska Nanooks CCHA 16 2 5 7 42
2003–04 Alaska Nanooks CCHA 36 16 8 24 132
2003–04 Albany River Rats AHL 9 2 1 3 14
2004–05 Albany River Rats AHL 71 11 17 28 220
2005–06 Albany River Rats AHL 73 16 14 30 180
2006–07 Lowell Devils AHL 39 9 8 17 111
2006–07 Houston Aeros AHL 19 2 3 5 58
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 12 4 4 8 46
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 55 7 7 14 141 5 1 0 1 16
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 54 8 8 16 122 4 0 0 0 14
CCHA totals 89 36 25 61 275
AHL totals 223 44 47 91 629
NHL totals 109 15 15 30 263 9 1 0 1 30

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