Gulls Reassign Ruggiero to TulsaNov 20, 2019
The San Diego Gulls announced today that the American Hockey League (AHL) club has reassigned defenseman Steven Ruggiero to the Tulsa Oilers of the ECHL.
Ruggiero, 22 (1/1/97), went scoreless in one game with San Diego this season, his AHL debut Nov. 16 vs. Ontario. The 6-3, 220-pound defenseman recorded 1-2=3 points and 12 penalty minutes (PIM) with the Oilers this season. A native of Kings Park, N.Y., Ruggiero collected 6-8=14 points with a +13 rating and 111 PIM in 70 career NCAA games with Lake Superior State University (Western Collegiate Hockey Association) from 2017-19 and Providence College (Hockey East) from 2015-17.
Selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Ruggiero helped Team USA to a gold medal at the Under-18 World Junior Championship in 2015.