24. Cliff Ronning

Cliff Ronning was an established presence for years in the NHL, and seven Games into the 1998-99 Season, Ronning was traded to the expansion Predators, and they desperately needed his veteran presence.

Ronning was in his early 30s, but he could still score.  The Center finished his year with 60 Points, and over the next two years, Ronning posted back-to-back years of 62 Points.  His mentorship to young Nashville players proved invaluable in the team's early days, and while his overall numbers might not seem high, he was the Predators' leading scorer twice.

Nashville dealt Ronning to Los Angeles late in the 2001-02 Season to help with their playoff run.  With the Predators, Ronning had 226 Points in 301 Games.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Traded from the Phoenix Coyotes with Richard Lintner for Unknown Compensation 10/31/98.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Jere Karalahti 3/16/02.

  • Games Played: 301
  • Notable Statistics:

    81 Goals
    145 Assists 
    226 Points 
    126 PIM 
    .75 PPG 
    -15 Plus/Minus 
    23.1 Point Shares 
    0 Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards: None.

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