Nick Ross
Nick Ross (Vancouver Giants).jpg
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
207 lb (94 kg)
Tipsport Liga Team
F. Teams
DVTK Jegesmedvék
AMBHL
Lethbridge Golden Hawks Btm AAA
AMHL
Lethbridge Y Men Midget AAA
WHL
Regina Pats
Kamloops Blazers
Vancouver Giants
AHL
San Antonio Rampage
Portland Pirates
ECHL
Las Vegas Wranglers
EBEL
EC Salzburg
Olimpija Ljubljana
HC Innsbruck
DEL
Augsburger Panther
Lega Italiana Hockey Ghiaccio
Asiago
Tipsport Liga
HKM Zvolen
Teams Canada
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born February 10, 1989,
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
NHL Draft 30th overall, 2007
Phoenix Coyotes
Pro Career 2002 – present

Nick Ross (born February 10, 1989 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman with the DVTK Jegesmedvék of the Tipsport Liga. He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes with the 30th pick of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Ross began his major junior career in the WHL with the Regina Pats in 2004–05, appearing in 10 games. After a 31-point campaigin with the Pats in 2006–07, Ross was drafted 30th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. The next season, back in the WHL, he was traded from the Pats to the Kamloops Blazers on January 5, 2008, along with Spencer Fraipont and a fourth-round bantam draft pick, in exchange for Victor Bartley and Ryan Bender. Upon being eliminated from the 2008 WHL playoffs with the Blazers, the Coyotes assigned Ross to the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the remaining 4 games of the 2007–08 AHL season.

Returning to the Blazers the following season, in 2008–09, Ross was traded to the Vancouver Giants just before the January 10, 2009 trade deadline, along with Alex Rodgers in exchange for Curtis Kulchar and three bantam draft picks. He finished the season with an accumulated 43 points between the two teams. In the subsequent 2009 playoffs, after sweeping the Prince George Cougars, the Giants were pushed to a seventh game against the Spokane Chiefs in the second round where Ross scored the series-clinching goal in overtime – a point shot that deflected off a Chiefs defenceman.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Regina Pats WHL 10 0 1 1 2
2005–06 Regina Pats WHL 62 7 16 23 38 6 0 1 1 2
2006–07 Regina Pats WHL 70 7 24 31 87 10 1 5 6 14
2007–08 Regina Pats WHL 41 3 25 28 60
2007–08 Kamloops Blazers WHL 31 5 14 19 55 4 0 2 2 10
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 4 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Kamloops Blazers WHL 40 4 18 22 51
2008–09 Vancouver Giants WHL 34 7 14 21 32 17 1 8 9 14
2009–10 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 7 0 1 1 2
2009–10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 47 0 2 2 19
AHL totals 51 0 3 3 19

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Preceded by
Kyle Turris
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
Mikkel Bødker
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