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Gord Kruppke
Gord Kruppke
Defenseman
Number: 44
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Right
Born: Apr 2, 1969
Birthplace: Slave Lake, AB, Canada
Drafted: DET / 1987 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (32nd overall)
Defenseman Gord Kruppke was a physical defenseman during his amateur and pro career that began in the mid-1980s. Although he was not blessed with immense natural ability, Kruppke was adept at clearing the front of his net and playing within his limitations.

The native of Slave Lake, Alberta, was a force on the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders for four seasons. He was the second round pick, 32nd overall, by the Detroit Red Wings at the 1987 entry draft. Two years later Kruppke was named to the WHL second all-star team.

Between 1990 and 1994 he played 23 NHL games in Detroit but was chiefly a member of the farm team, the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings. In 1992 he helped the squad win the first Calder Cup in franchise history. Kruppke's rights were traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1995 but he never made it past the team's AHL farm team in St. John's. After three years with the Houston Aeros of the IHL, he retired in 1998.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89