|R. J. Umberger|
| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
215 lb (98 kg)
| NHL Team|
| Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Born|| May 3 1982,|
|NHL Draft|| 16th overall, 2001|
|Pro Career||2004 – present|
Umberger, who can play both left wing and center, played his high school hockey for Plum High School. In his sophomore year and final season, he accumulated 116 points in just 26 games. He capped off his season by scoring the game winning goal in double overtime in front of a packed house at the Harmarville Bladerunners to win the Penguins Cup.
His efforts were recognized in 2006 when the Mustangs raised his number to the rafters of the Center Ice Arena in Delmont.
Umberger played his college career with Ohio State University. He was drafted in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft 16th overall by the Vancouver Canucks. He was traded to the New York Rangers on March 9, 2004 along with Martin Grenier in exchange for Martin Ručinský, but was signed as a free agent by the Flyers on June 16, 2004, just three months later. He was called up to the Flyers roster in the 2005–06 NHL season.
Umberger is the second Western Pennsylvanian born hockey player to play in the NHL, along with Ryan Malone of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He scored his first career NHL goal on November 22, 2005 for the Flyers against the Tampa Bay Lightning. R. J. began his career with the USA National Team Developmental Program after a successful developmental career with the Pittsburgh Hornets. On July 6, 2006, the Flyers announced that they had signed him to a two year contract.
On June 20, 2008, Umberger was traded from the Flyers with their 4th round pick (Drew Olson) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft to the Columbus Blue Jackets for the Blue Jackets' first round pick, via Colorado (Luca Sbisa) drafted 19th overall and a third round pick (Marc-André Bourdon) in the draft.
On April 16, 2009, Umberger scored the Blue Jackets' first ever playoff goal in a 4-1 loss at Detroit in the first round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- 2000–01: All-Rookie Team (CCHA)
- 2000–01: Rookie of the Year (CCHA)
- 2002–03: First All-Star Team (CCHA)
- 2002–03: West Second All-American Team (NCAA)
- 2004–05: Calder Cup Philadelphia Phantoms
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2000–01||Ohio State Buckeyes||CCHA||32||14||23||37||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Ohio State Buckeyes||CCHA||37||18||21||39||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Ohio State Buckeyes||CCHA||43||26||27||53||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Did not play||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||82||26||20||46||53||4||3||0||3||0|
|Senior int'l totals||1||0||0||0||0|
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- R. J. Umberger's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- R. J. Umberger's biography at Legends of Hockey
|Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick|
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