Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ralph Intranuovo
A skilled but diminutive centre, Ralph Intranuovo could score in bunches in junior or the minor leagues but his ice time was limited in the NHL. He was blessed with speed and deft puck handling ability but his size was always a limitation in the contemporary NHL.

The native of the Toronto borough of East York starred with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL. Intranuovo scored 258 points in three seasons with the Soo and helped the franchise win its first Memorial Cup, in 1993. He registered 26 points in 18 OHL post-season contests, was placed on the Memorial Cup al-star team, and was presented the Stafford Smythe Memorial trophy as the most valuable player in the tournament.

Intranuovo also played a major role on Canada's gold-medal performance in Sweden at the 1992-93 World Junior Championships. He totaled six points in seven games while forming an excellent forward line with Rob Niedermayer and Tyler Wright.

Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers 96th overall in 1992, Intranuovo was optimistic that he would find a place in their speed-oriented lineup. He spent the 1993-94 season gaining pro experience with the AHL's Cape Breton Oilers. The next year the NHL owner's lockout shortened the season and put extra pressure on teams to go with their most experienced players to qualify for the post-season. Intranuovo recorded an assist in his first and only NHL game that year but spent the bulk of his time in Cape Breton where he scored 46 goals. His offensive spark was sought by Team Canada at the 1995 World Championships. He scored six points in eight games as Canada won the bronze medal.

Intranuovo played 13 games for Edmonton in 1995-96 before living out a dream by suiting up for the Toronto Maple Leafs after he was claimed in the Waiver Draft prior to the 1996-97 season. His career with the "Buds" lasted three games, but then he was reclaimed on waivers by the Oilers. Intranuovo continued to be a prolific scorer for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL and Manitoba Moose of the IHL before heading to Germany in 1999. He suited up for Adler Mannheim of the Bundesliga and European Hockey League in 1999-00 then spent the next year with ESC Essen where he finished second in team scoring.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Toronto Young Nationals MTHL 37 33 26 59 20
1990-91 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 63 25 42 67 22 14 7 13 20 17
1990-91 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds M-Cup 3 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 65 50 63 113 44 18 10 14 24 12
1991-92 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds M-Cup 4 1 3 4 4
1992-93 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 54 31 47 78 61 18 10 16 26 30
1992-93 Canada WJC-A 7 3 2 5 4
1992-93 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds M-Cup 4 3 4 7 8
1993-94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 66 21 31 52 39 4 1 2 3 2
1994-95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 1 1 0 +1
1994-95 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 70 46 47 93 62
1994-95 Canada WC-A 8 5 1 6 6
1995-96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 13 1 2 3 4 -3
1995-96 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 52 34 39 73 84
1996-97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 1 1 0 -1
1996-97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 5 1 0 1 0 0
1996-97 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 68 36 40 76 88 22 8 4 12 30
1997-98 Manitoba Moose IHL 81 26 35 61 68 0 3 2 0 2 4
1998-99 Manitoba Moose IHL 71 29 31 60 70 +12 5 2 1 3 4
1999-00 Adler Mannheim Germany 54 14 19 33 20 5 1 0 1 2
1999-00 Adler Mannheim EuroHL 5 1 4 5 0
2000-01 ESC Moskitos Essen Germany 51 27 20 47 87
2001-02 ESC Moskitos Essen Germany 58 20 15 35 66
2002-03 EHC Linz Austria 51 31 19 50 42
2003-04 EHC Linz Austria 35 6 6 12 68
2004-05 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 51 12 13 25 95
2005-06 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 52 24 22 46 38
2006-07 Klagenfurter AC Austria 24 15 19 34 24
2006-07 Kolner Haie Germany 8 3 2 5 4 9 0 1 1 4
2007-08 Olimpija Ljubljana Austria 38 19 19 38 101 15 8 4 12 48
2007-08 Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 6 0 3 3 27
2008-09 Olimpija Ljubljana Austria 48 15 21 36 46
2008-09 Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 7 2 2 4 6
2009-10 HC Asiago Italy 35 16 26 42 34 16 9 5 14 8
2010-11 HC Asiago Italy 36 16 20 36 34 16 1 12 13 39
2011-12 EV Bozen 84 Italy-2 13 6 10 16 4
2011-12 HC Asiago Italy 28 10 12 22 18 2 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 22 2 4 6 4


Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1993)
Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup MVP) (1993)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1995, 1997)
Claimed by Toronto from Edmonton in Waiver Draft, September 30, 1996. Claimed on waivers by Edmonton from Toronto, October 25, 1996.
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