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Ron Hainsey | Defenseman | #65

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/24/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (13) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Ron Hainsey has played in more games without a playoff appearance than any other active player.
Hainsey has participated in 891 career games. The lack of postseason action on his resume is about to change though after being acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. "It's not just a playoff team, right? It's a team that obviously won last year, and I hope I'm not overstepping my bounds by saying it's a team that expects to win this year," Hainsey said. "That's certainly the most exciting part of it. (Carolina GM Ron Francis) told me this morning it was Pittsburgh, and if you could pick a spot where you say, ‘If we don't win the Stanley Cup, we're going to be disappointed,' this would certainly qualify." Feb 24 - 7:13 AM

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Ron Hainsey should join the Penguins in time for Friday's practice.

That might set the stage for Hainsey to play for the Penguins on Saturday. He was acquired by Pittsburgh from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2017 second-round selection and Danny Kristo. With the Penguins' blueline decimated by injuries, Hainsey will be a very welcome addition.
Feb 23 - 3:45 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Ron Hainsey from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2017 second-round selection and Danny Kristo.

The Hurricanes will retain half of Hainsey's remaining $2,833,333 annual cap hit. Hainsey is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has four goals and 14 points in 56 contests this season and has averaged 22:20 minutes per contest. He'll be a big help to the Penguins given that they're missing defensemen Justin Schultz, Trevor Daley, and Olli Maatta due to injuries.
Feb 23 - 10:32 AM

With the Carolina Hurricanes seemingly out of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference, Ron Hainsey likely will be gone by the March 1 deadline.

The Hurricanes currently are last in the East with 56 points and they have to climb over eight teams and make up at least nine points on eighth place Toronto, to make it into the playoffs. That's not happening and the Hurricanes are likely the third team to be sellers. Hainsey is the NHL record holder as he has played in 890 games without ever seeing post-season action. With an expiring contract, the Canes should send him elsewhere as every playoff contender is looking for defensive depth.
Feb 20 - 7:52 AM

Ron Hainsey scored twice as the Hurricanes beat the Islanders 5-4 in overtime Saturday night.

Hainsey’s first goal of the night came at 2:57 in the second to tie the game 2-2. Both the Canes and Islanders added two more during regulation, which gave Hainsey an opportunity to score the game winner 2:52 into overtime. With two goals Saturday, he doubled his performance for the season and this was the first goal earned by the defenseman in his last 21 games.
Feb 4 - 10:01 PM

Ron Hainsey (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Tuesday.

"He wasn't good to go this morning, but we're hoping he's able to go," coach Bill Peters said. "We'll know at warm-up and make a decision after." If he can't play then Klas Dahlbeck will draw into the lineup.
Jan 17 - 4:00 PM

Ron Hainsey was able to crack the scoresheet twice in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Flyers.

The 35-year-old picked up two assists for his first points of the season, The veteran needs seven more to reach 200 assists in his career
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 09:14:00 PM

Ron Hainsey (illness) is good to return to the Hurricanes' lineup on Thursday.

Hainsey didn't play on Tuesday due to the illness. He has four goals and 16 points in 69 contests in 2015-16.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 01:21:00 PM

Ron Hainsey will miss Tuesday's match with Washington due to illness.

The veteran defender has done a nice job shepherding Carolina's young defensive core along this season. Hainsey has posted 16 points, 31 PIMs, 71 hits, and 108 blocks through 69 games this season.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 06:28:00 PM

Ron Hainsey collected his second two point game of the season during Sunday's 5-2 loss to St. Louis.

With a goal and an assist in the effort, Hainsey is up to four goals and 16 points in 64 games this season. Which puts him within striking distance of his first 20-point season since 2009-10 with Atlanta.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 05:52:00 PM

Ron Hainsey has rejoined the Hurricanes for Friday's morning skate.

Hainsey was absent from Thursday's practice. Given that he's skating with the team again after his brief absence, he'll probably be available for Friday's contest.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 11:01:00 AM

Ron Hainsey is the owner of an NHL record that no player wants.

Hainsey has played in 805 career games without making the playoffs. Olli Jokinen was the previous record holder as he didn't participate in his first postseason run until he had 799 career contests under his belt. "That number, it’s just not something I really spend much time with," Hainsey said. "I will say, I’d much rather have won three Cups by now and played 120 playoff games, but that just hasn’t been the way it’s gone, you know? We’ve got enough to worry about day after day in every season." At least the streak might end this season as the Hurricanes are still in the fight for a playoff spot.
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 10:57:00 AM

Ron Hainsey played in his 800th NHL game on Friday.

Congratulations are in order on the accomplishment. Hainsey has three goals and nine assists this season. He was drafted 13th overall in the first round of the 2000 Draft. While he has no fantasy value at the age of 34, Hainsey had three straight 30-plus point seasons in the NHL earlier in his career.
Sat, Jan 16, 2016 06:55:00 AM

Ron Hainsey had an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss to Philadelphia Monday night.

Hainsey snapped a seven-game point drought. He has five points in 21 contests in 2015-16 and if anything he's likely to finish below his present point-per-game pace.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 05:43:00 AM

Ron Hainsey picked up only his second assist of the season on Friday.

Hainsey and Eric Staal set up Jordan Staal for the Hurricanes only goal of the game. Hainsey has two goals and four points in 13 games this season and while his goal total is good for a defenseman, he is a marginal fantasy asset at this time.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 04:01:00 AM

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