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10th Anniversary Feature: Cliff Ronning

Wednesday, 10.31.2007 / 2:49 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
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10th Anniversary Feature: Cliff Ronning
He arrived in Music City less than a month into the club’s inaugural season, and Cliff Ronning, with his magical stick-handling skills and vision, was the source of much of the club’s offense in its first four seasons. He led the team in scoring in each of those years (1998-2002), establishing then-franchise highs in points (226), goals (81) and assists (145) in 301 games. The popular 5-8, 165-pounder was a fixture on the Nashville power play and often skated beside hard-working goal-scorer Patric Kjellberg.

“Our goal was always to get to the playoffs, and we obviously didn’t get to them when I was there, but we were kind of up against the odds most nights and we weren’t expected to win,” Ronning recently said when reflecting on his time in Nashville. “I have kind of fit into that underdog role all my life playing hockey – I was always too small. I thought our team competed very well and I think we played a very entertaining style of hockey that wasn’t boring to watch.

For myself, I was there to help develop young talent, and now you see those guys doing real well. If you could show them that if you work hard good things will happen, they would do it – I think that was kind of my role there, to show them how hard you have to work,” he added.

Ronning retired from hockey following the 2003-04 season having amassed 869 regular-season points in 1,137 games for St. Louis, Vancouver, Phoenix, Nashville, Los Angeles, Minnesota and the New York Islanders. He now resides in his hometown of Burnaby, B.C., working as a hockey stick representative for Warrior Hockey company.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36