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Christian Ruuttu

Born:February 20, 1964Draft:1983 Sabres 134th Overall
Hometown:Lappeenranta, FinlandPosition:Center
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:FinlandCurrent Status:Retired

Christian Ruuttu (born 20 February 1964) is an ice hockey scout and a former professional player. He was inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003. Ruuttu is the father of Alexander Ruuttu, who was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes.

Christian Ruuttu Finnish HHoF
Christian Ruuttu (photo courtesy Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame)

Christian Ruuttu Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
June 15, 1992Buffalo SabresWinnipeg Jets 2011-Present Primary LogoStephane Beauregard
August 10, 1992Winnipeg Jets 2011-Present Primary LogoChicago Blackhawks LogoStephane Beauregard
March 10, 1995Chicago Blackhawks LogoVancouver CanucksMurray Craven

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Staff History

  • NHL, Arizona Coyotes, Scout (2005-2007)
  • NHL, Arizona Coyotes, Director of European Scouting (2007-2011)
  • NHL, Los Angeles Kings, Scout (2011-2013)
  • NHL, Los Angeles Kings, Director of European Scouting (2013-present)


  • IIHF U20 World Juniors Silver Medal (1984)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1988)
  • IIHF World Championships Silver Medal (1992, 1994)
  • Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame (2003)