Rudy Poeschek
Position Defenceman
Shoots Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
208 lb (95 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
Winnipeg Jets
Tampa Bay Lightning
St. Louis Blues
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born September 29 1966 (1966-09-29) (age 53),
Terrace, BC, CAN
NHL Draft 238th overall, 1985
New York Rangers
Pro Career 1987 – 2001

Rudolph Leopold "Pot Pie" Poeschek (born September 29, 1966 in Terrace, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the NHL with the New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning, and St. Louis Blues. He played defence and shot right-handed.

Poeschek was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 12th round, 238th overall in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL for three years and there he established himself as a tough enforcer willing to drop his gloves with anybody. During the 1987–1988 season Poeschek finally played his first game with the Rangers. The following season he played in 52 games with the Rangers and registered a career high 199 penalty minutes.

Prior to the 1993–1994 season the Tampa Bay Lightning picked up Poeschek and it was here that he developed his reputation as an enforcer to be reckoned with, dropping his gloves with the likes of Bob Probert and Craig Berube. Poeschek played 4 seasons with the Lightning before being picked up by the St. Louis Blues. He played a full year there along with parts of two other seasons and one more with the Houston Aeros of the IHL before retiring after 2000–2001 season.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83Vernon LakersBCJHL5441014100
1983–84Kamloops Junior OilersWHL4739129380227
1984–85Kamloops BlazersWHL3467131001503356
1985–86Kamloops BlazersWHL32313169216371040
1986–87Kamloops BlazersWHL541318311531314539
1987–88Colorado RangersIHL82731382101222431
1987–88New York RangersNHL10002----------
1988–89Denver RangersIHL20006----------
1988–89New York RangersNHL52022199----------
1989–90Flint SpiritsIHL3881321109400016
1989–90New York RangersNHL1500055----------
1990–91Binghamton RangersAHL38134162----------
1990–91Moncton HawksAHL2324667911241
1990–91Winnipeg JetsNHL10005----------
1991–92Moncton HawksAHL63418221701102246
1991–92Winnipeg JetsNHL400017----------
1992–93St. John's Maple LeafsAHL7872431189904413
1993–94Tampa Bay LightningNHL71369118----------
1994–95Tampa Bay LightningNHL2511292----------
1995–96Tampa Bay LightningNHL5713488300012
1996–97Tampa Bay LightningNHL60066120----------
1997–98St. Louis BluesNHL501786420006
1998–99St. Louis BluesNHL1600033----------
1999–00Worcester IceCatsAHL50004----------
1999–00Houston AerosIHL3226851----------
1999–00St. Louis BluesNHL1200024----------
2000–01Houston AerosIHL67313166670008
NHL Totals 364 6 25 31 817 5 0 0 0 18

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