Rucchin made the team and found a niche as a two-way player and penalty killer. Rarely drawing penalties, the Centre had five 50 Point years for Anaheim, and probably would have had two more had a jaw injury not sliced two seasons short. Rucchin would receive Frank J. Selke votes in four of his years in Anaheim, peaking with a seventh-place finish in 1998-99, and he also had a sixth-place tally in Lady Byng voting in 2003-04. That was Rucchin’s last season in Anaheim as he was traded to the New York Rangers afterward.
With the Ducks, Rucchin totaled 279 Points.