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Born December 30, 1978 (1978-12-30) (age 31),
Syosset, NY, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Los Angeles Kings
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 134th overall, 1998
Pittsburgh Penguins
Career 2001 – present

Robert John Scuderi (born December 30, 1978 in Syosset, New York) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.

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Early Life

Scuderi attended St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, New York, graduating in 1997. After high school, Scuderi attended Boston College, where he played four seasons for the Eagles. Following his freshman season, when he tallied 24 assists in 42 games, he was drafted in the 5th round, 134th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. However, he remained at BC for three more years. At the end of his collegiate career he held the Eagles' record for most games played, tallying 169 appearances for the team.[1] He played his final game in the 2001 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament championship game, which BC won 3–2 in overtime.[2]

Pittsburgh Penguins

In 2001, Scuderi began his professional career in the American Hockey League with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Pittsburgh Penguins' minor league affiliate. That season he played in 75 games, recording a goal and 22 assists.

Scuderi played in his first NHL game during the 2003–04 season. After gaining 3 points in 13 games in Pittsburgh he spent the 2004–05 season in the AHL due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout.

His second NHL season, the 2005–06 season was a struggle as he contributed to just 4 points in 56 games, but his reliability as a stay-at-home blue-liner meant that he earned a permanent position in Pittsburgh for the 2006–07 season, appearing in 78 games, scoring a goal and ten assists.

On February 2, 2008, Scuderi played his 200th career NHL game versus the Carolina Hurricanes. Also on October 4, 2008 Scuderi ended a 120-game scoreless streak in Stockholm, Sweden versus the Ottawa Senators, when he scored a tying goal to get the Penguins into an overtime situation; they later won the game.

On April 19, 2009, Scuderi recorded his first career playoff goal against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

During the 2009 Playoffs, Scuderi's Penguins teammates rechristened him with the nickname "The Piece", after he misspoke during an interview when he referred to himself as such, intending to say that he was "a piece to the puzzle."[3] He had previously been known simply as "Scuds", a shortening of his surname.[4]

On June 12, 2009, Scuderi won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Scuderi made a crucial play late in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, with the Penguins hanging on to a 2–1 lead over the Detroit Red Wings. Scuderi stopped a shot at a wide open net by Johan Franzén with his stick, then stopped Franzén again with his skate. Scuderi became the first Long Island native to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.

Los Angeles Kings

On July 2, 2009, Scuderi was signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a four-year, $13.6 million dollar contract.[5][6] He debuted for the Kings on October 3, 2009 and tallied his first point, an assist to Ryan Smyth, in a Los Angeles uniform in an October 8, 2009 Kings win versus the Minnesota Wild.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Boston College Eagles HE 42 0 24 24 12
1998–99 Boston College Eagles HE 41 2 8 10 20
1999–00 Boston College Eagles HE 42 1 13 14 24
2000–01 Boston College Eagles HE 43 4 19 23 66
2001–02 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 75 1 22 23 66
2002–03 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 74 4 17 21 44 6 0 1 1 4
2003–04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 1 2 3 4
2003–04 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 64 1 15 16 54 24 0 3 3 1
2004–05 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 79 2 18 20 34 11 2 1 3 2
2005–06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 57 0 4 4 36
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 13 0 8 8 8
2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 1 10 11 28 5 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 0 5 5 26 20 0 3 3 2
2008–09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 1 15 16 18 24 1 4 5 6
NHL totals 300 3 36 39 112 49 1 7 8 10

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