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Ron Hainsey | Defenseman | #2

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/24/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (13) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Ron Hainsey posted a pair of assists with a plus-3 rating, two blocked shots and two hits in Wednesday's 3-1 win at Anaheim.
Hainsey hasn't reached the 20-point level since 2009-10 when he was a member of the Atlanta Thrashers, but already has nine points (all assists) through 13 games this season. He is on pace for a 50-point season, which would easily be a career high at age 36. He'll certainly cool off, and should be considered a sell-high candidate in deeper fantasy pools. Thu, Nov 2, 2017 01:49:00 AM

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Ron Hainsey has been paired with Morgan Rielly in the first few Maple Leaf scrimmages.

Toronto coach Mike Babcock seems intent on playing the talented Rielly with the 36-year-old veteran Hainsey and the two rearguards seem to be getting along just fine. Rielly has a lot of untapped offensive potential and his teaming up with Hainsey may help him release it.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 10:20:00 AM

The Maple Leafs have signed Ron Hainsey to a two-year, $6 million deal.

Hainsey will essentially replace Matt Hunwick, who signed with the Penguins, as the team’s number six rearguard and will provide veteran leadership from the back end. With only 17 points in 72 games, Hainsey is not a fantasy factor.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 01:38:00 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs will reportedly sign Ron Hainsey to a two-year contract.

The 36-year-old opened the season with the Carolina Hurricanes, but he was eventually traded to the Penguins. With Pittsburgh, Hainsey managed to win the Stanley Cup this spring. He finished 2016-17 with four goals and 17 points in 72 games. He'll be a good mentor to Toronto's youngsters.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 11:57:00 AM

Ron Hainsey will get his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.

Hainsey, a 14-year NHL veteran, had never played in a playoff game until this season, a span of 907 games. But he was dealt to the Penguins from Carolina at the deadline and was a vital part of the Penguins Cup run. He ended up with eight points in 25 games and was second Sunday in TOI trailing only Brian Dumoulin on the Penguins.
Mon, Jun 12, 2017 09:22:00 AM

Ron Hainsey notched a goal and an assist in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Hainsey's first appearance in the NHL playoffs has been memorable. The veteran defenseman has contributed eight points and 26 shots in 24 games for the Penguins. Hainsey is one victory away from winning the Stanley Cup, but there is still plenty of work left to do.
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 09:30:00 AM

Ron Hainsey is thrilled that he has a chance to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.

The 15-year veteran had never even played in the postseason until this year but the defenseman has found the right fit with the Penguins. "I don’t think I’ve gone out and sunk teams for 14 years previous to this year," Hainsey said. "Just the teams, that’s the way they’ve gone. You go out and play every game hoping to win it, at the end of the year you add up the points, top 16 teams get in, the other guys don’t. I’m very appreciative of this opportunity this year and it’s been great. As I said, we’re close to something pretty amazing." Hainsey has a goal and five points this postseason.
Mon, May 29, 2017 09:34:00 AM

Ron Hainsey (upper body) is on track to play Monday night in Game 3.

Hainsey was on the ice for the morning skate after he left Game 2. He was hit in the head by a shot from Alex Ovechkin in the third period of Saturday's contest.
Mon, May 1, 2017 12:37:00 PM

Ron Hainsey suffered a potential head injury during Game 2 on Saturday.

Hainsey left the game after being struck in the head by an Alex Ovechkin shot in the third period. The Penguins didn't update his status on Sunday, so his available for Game 3 on Monday remains unknown. He has a goal and three points in seven playoff games.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 04:30:00 PM

Ron Hainsey scored his first career playoff goal in Game 4.

He has registered two points in the last two games of the series. The 36-year-old rearguard is finally getting the chance to play in his first Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 05:14:00 PM

Ron Hainsey is looking forward to finally playing in his first NHL playoff game next week.

The 36-year-old defenseman currently holds the record for the most career games without playing in the post-season at 907 but all that will change when he suits up for Game 1 against Columbus. "I’m ready," Hainsey said. "It was great to lock up home ice on Thursday. We have a week to get prepared and get ourselves fully focused on Columbus. I’m very excited to get going and be part of what we hopefully can turn into a great run here." He has three assists in 15 games this season so he should be a late pick in a deep playoff pool if you think the Penguins are going far into the post-season.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Ron Hainsey will return to action Friday against the Rangers.

Through 10 games with the Penguins thus far, he's posted one point along with 10 hits and 18 blocks. He'll pair with Brian Dumoulin on the Penguins' top defensive unit.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 06:42:00 PM

There's a good chance that Ron Hainsey (upper body) will play on Friday.

Hainsey has missed seven straight contests. He has four goals and 15 points in 66 games this season.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 01:08:00 PM

Ron Hainsey (upper body) is a game-time decision for Friday's contest.

Hainsey has been held out of Pittsburgh's last seven games. He has four goals and 15 points in 66 contests in 2016-17.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 03:02:00 PM

Rain Hainsey (upper body) won't play against Chicago on Wednesday.

Though the veteran defender took to practice this morning, he doesn't appear ready just yet to return to the blue line. Expect him to bolster Pittsburgh's defense soon.
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 07:39:00 PM

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D1Morgan Rielly
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