Cliff Ronning

John Clifford " Cliff" Ronning ( born October 1, 1965 in Burnaby, British Columbia ) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. During his career he played for the St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders in the National Hockey League.


Ronning was selected in the NHL Entry Draft in 1985 by the St. Louis Blues in the seventh round at the 134th place overall, after he had drawn attention to himself in his two seasons in the Western Hockey League. In 1984 he had the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy for the best league newcomer won and the year after the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy for the most valuable player in the league.

Ronning managed during the playoffs of the 1985/86 season, he had largely spent with the Canadian National Team, the jump in the roster of Blues, where he could recommend for further operations. He remained there well into the season 1990/91, only interrupted by a one-year detour to HC Asiago in the Italian Serie A in the season 1989 / 90th On 5 March 1991, the Blues Ronning, Geoff Courtnall, Robert Dirk, Sergio Momesso and a fifth- round pick transferred to the Vancouver Canucks for Garth Butcher and Dan Quinn. For the Canucks, he drew his potential to the full, so he played in the 1992/93 season with 29 goals and 85 points his best NHL season. The following year he reached with the Western Canadians the final of the Stanley Cup, where the team but the New York Rangers defeated. On 1 July 1996 he moved as a free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes, where he played for two seasons, as he transferred the Coyotes on 31 October 1998 to the Nashville Predators, who had just been taken up only in the NHL. Ronning was run over several seasons away the top scorer of the Predators. He held up to the 2005/06 season in the franchise record for most goals scored. On March 16, 2002 transferred the Predators Ronning for Jere Karalahti and a fourth- round pick to the Los Angeles Kings. The center played only 14 games for the Kings season because Ronning was transferred to the Minnesota Wild on 22 June 2002 where he graduated from the 2002/03 season. After he had again become a free agent before the game year 2003/ 04, he left his future open long. On 9 January 2004 he finally signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders. This season should be his last in the NHL. On 15 February 2006, he announced his retirement from competitive sport.

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