Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rumun Ndur
Defenceman Rumun Ndur provided solid defensive play in his own zone as a part-time player with the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers in the late 90s. He had the size and mobility to play the body effectively and was capable of moving the puck up ice to help his team's transition game.

The first NHL player born in Nigeria, Ndur grew up in Sarnia, three hours west of Toronto. He was a solid performer for the Clearwater junior C and the Sarnia and Guelph junior B teams before heading to the OHL. He played over two years with the Guelph Storm as it developed into one of the top clubs in the league. The rugged blueliner was chosen 69th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1994 Entry Draft. Following his junior career he was assigned to the AHL's Rochester Americans where he was an intimidating force for two years.

The Sabres had too many qualified defenders so Ndur was put on waivers and claimed by the New York Rangers. He played the last 39 games of the 1998-99 season then joined the Atlanta Thrashers as a role player the next year.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Belmont Bombers ON-Jr.D 36 3 11 14 70
1991-92 Sarnia Bees ON-Jr.B 30 2 5 7 46
1991-92 Clearwater Steeplejacks ON-Jr.C 4 0 4 4 4
1992-93 Guelph Holody Platers ON-Jr.B 24 7 8 15 202
1992-93 Guelph Storm OHL 22 1 3 4 30 4 0 1 1 4
1993-94 Guelph Storm OHL 61 6 33 39 176 9 4 1 5 24
1994-95 Guelph Storm OHL 63 10 21 31 187 14 0 4 4 28
1995-96 Rochester Americans AHL 73 2 12 14 306 17 1 2 3 33
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 0 0 2 +1
1996-97 Rochester Americans AHL 68 5 11 16 282 10 3 1 4 21
1997-98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -1
1997-98 Rochester Americans AHL 50 1 12 13 207 +8 4 0 2 2 16
1998-99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 8 0 0 0 16 +1
1998-99 New York Rangers NHL 31 1 3 4 46 -2
1998-99 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 6 0 1 1 4 -4
1999-00 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 27 1 0 1 71 -17
2000-01 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 16 0 0 0 50 -7
2000-01 Norfolk Admirals AHL 21 1 2 3 93 -2 9 1 0 1 26
2001-02 Norfolk Admirals AHL 52 4 9 13 133 +5 2 0 0 0 2
2002-03 EHC Linz Austria 31 3 11 14 128
2003-04 Columbus Cottonmouths ECHL 70 8 9 17 241 -18
2004-05 Danbury Trashers UHL 46 3 9 12 289 +11
2005-06 Kalamazoo Wings UHL 17 0 1 1 57 +5
NHL Totals 69 2 3 5 137


Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Buffalo, December 18, 1998. Claimed on waivers by Atlanta from NY Rangers, December 11, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 7, 2001.