Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pat Rupp
Pat Rupp was born August 12, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. A graduate of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Flin Flon Bombers, Rupp joined the Eastern Hockey League's Philadelphia Ramblers in 1963-64 and was a member of the 1964 US National Team and 1964 US Olympic Team that competed in Innsbruck, Austria.

During the 1963-64 season, the Ramblers loaned Pat Rupp to the Detroit Red Wings to replace an injured Terry Sawchuk. In his only NHL game, the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Rupp and the Red Wings 4-1.

In 1964-65, Rupp split his season with the International Hockey League's Dayton Gems and the Eastern Hockey League's New Jersey Devils. Rupp spent the next two years with Dayton, sharing the James Norris Memorial Trophy for the fewest goals against with fellow teammate John Adams.

Rupp joined the US National Team in 1967-68 and competed in his second Winter Olympic Games with the US Olympic team in Grenoble.

Following his return to the US National Team, Rupp rejoined the Dayton Gems in 1968-69 where he spent the next four years of his career.

From 1972 to 1975, Pat Rupp stepped away from the game only to return in 1975-76 with the North American Hockey League's Buffalo Norsemen. Rupp retired from hockey once again in 1976 to 1979 before coming back for one last seson with Dayton in 1979-80.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1961-62 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 51 2 3.49 10 0 5.10
1962-63 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 52 2 4.34 6 0 4.67
1963-64 Philadelphia Ramblers EHL 38 0 5.03
1963-64 United States Nat-Tm
1963-64 United States Olympics 6 2 3 0 0 4.01
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 1 0 0 4.00
1964-65 Jersey Devils EHL 41 17 23 1 1 4.59
1964-65 Dayton Gems IHL 28 0 5.75
1965-66 Dayton Gems IHL 69 33 34 2 2 4.58 11 5 6 0 0 4.09
1966-67 Dayton Gems IHL 71 44 24 3 0 3.85 4 0 4 0 0 4.75
1967-68 United States Nat-Tm
1967-68 United States Olympics 7 2 4 1 0 2.84
1968-69 Dayton Gems IHL 41 4 3.37 3 0 1.94
1969-70 Dayton Gems IHL 28 1 4.09 1 0 0 0 0 3.24
1970-71 Dayton Gems IHL 27 1 3.78 6 1 2.52
1971-72 Dayton Gems IHL 49 0 3.28 5 1 4 0 0 4.87
1972-73
1973-74
1974-75
1975-76 Buffalo Norsemen NAPro 4 1 1 0 0 5.25
1976-77
1977-78
1978-79
1979-80 Dayton Gems IHL 1 0 3.00
NHL Totals 1 0 1 0 0 4.00


James Norris Memorial Trophy (fewest goals against - IHL) (1969) (shared with John Adams) Loaned to Detroit by Philadelphia (EHL) to replace injured Terry Sawchuk, March 22, 1964. (Toronto 4, Detroit 1)