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Born March 24, 1981 (1981-03-24) (age 28),
Bolton, CT, U.S.
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
210 lb (95 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Atlanta Thrashers
Montreal Canadiens
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 13th overall, 2000
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2001 – present

Ronald Hainsey (born March 24, 1981, in Bolton, Connecticut) is a professional ice hockey defenseman and an alternate captain of the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League.

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Playing career

He was drafted 1st round, 13th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, from collegiate team the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has played with AHL teams, Quebec Citadelles and the Hamilton Bulldogs.

After spending 3 seasons in the Canadiens organization was claimed off of waivers on November 29, 2005, by the Columbus Blue Jackets[1], where he established himself into a leading two-way defenseman.

On July 2, 2008, the Atlanta Thrashers signed Ron Hainsey to a five-year, $22.5 million contract.[2] He scored 6 goals to go along with 33 assists in his first season in Atlanta.

Awards

  • 1999–00 HE All-Rookie Team
  • 2000–01 HE First All-Star Team
  • 2000–01 NCAA East Second All-American Team
  • 2001–02 AHL All-Rookie Team

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 USNTDP USHL 3 0 0 0 0
1997–98 USNTDP NAHL 40 4 7 11 16 5 0 1 1 0
1998–99 USNTDP USHL 48 5 12 17 45
1999–2000 U. of Mass-Lowell HE 30 3 8 11 20
2000–01 U. of Mass-Lowell HE 33 10 26 36 51
2000–01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 63 7 24 31 26 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 21 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 33 2 11 13 26 23 1 10 11 20
2003–04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 1 1 2 4
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 54 7 24 31 35 10 0 5 5 6
2004–05 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 68 9 14 23 45 4 1 1 2 0
2005–06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 22 3 14 17 19
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 55 2 15 17 43
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 80 9 25 34 69
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 78 8 24 32 25
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 81 6 33 39 32
NHL totals 326 26 98 124 175

International play

Played for United States in:

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International statistics

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1999 United States WJ18 6 2 1 3 8
2000 United States WJC 7 1 1 2 4
2001 United States WJC 7 0 5 5 2
Junior int'l totals 20 3 7 10 14

Personal

He is best friends with New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro, both of which were drafted in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

He hails from a very small town in Connecticut, Bolton, and his parents still live there. He still resides there during the off-season.

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