Pat Rupp

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United StatesUnited States  Pat Rupp Ice hockey player
Date of birth August 12, 1942
place of birth Detroit , Michigan , USA
date of death February 2, 2006
Place of death Dayton , Ohio
size 178 cm
Weight 77 kg
position goalkeeper
Catch hand Left
Career stations
1961-1963 Flin Flon Bombers
1963-1964 Philadelphia Ramblers
1965-1967 Dayton Gems
1967-1968 Team USA
1968-1972 Dayton Gems
1975-1976 Buffalo Norsemen
1979-1980 Dayton Gems

Patrick Lloyd Rupp (born August 12, 1942 in Detroit , Michigan , † February 2, 2006 in Dayton , Ohio ) was an American ice hockey goalkeeper .


Rupp began his career as a professional ice hockey player in the Eastern Hockey League with the Philadelphia Ramblers in 1963 . In the same season he took part in a game for the Detroit Red Wings as a replacement for Terry Sawchuk in the National Hockey League . He played for the US national ice hockey team at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck . Rupp moved to the Dayton Gems in the International Hockey League in the 1964/65 season .

At the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble , France , he was again a member of the US team. He won the James Norris Memorial Trophy with teammate John Adams in 1969 .

In 1972 he announced his retirement from hockey, but still played the 1975/76 season in the North American Hockey League for the Buffalo Norsemen and 1979-80 for the Daytona Gems.

Pat Rupp died of cancer on February 2, 2006.

Achievements and Awards

Web links

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  • Pat Rupp in the database of Sports-Reference (English; archived from the original )