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08-13-2012, 08:41 PM
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D Jack Ruttan

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1913 Allan Cup Champion
Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Legends of Hockey
John "Jack" Ruttan was an amateur hockeyist through and through and never considered turning professional. His playing career began with the Armstrong's Point hockey team that won the juvenile championship of Winnipeg in the 1905-06 season. He switched to the Rustler club the following season and it in turn also won the city juvenile championship. By 1907-08, Ruttan was playing for the St. John's College team, which won the Manitoba University Hockey League championship that season.

He moved up to senior hockey in 1909 and played for the Manitoba Varsity hockey team as they won the championship of the Winnipeg Senior Hockey League in the 1909-10 season. Ruttan stayed with the Varsity team through two more seasons before moving on to play for the Winnipeg Hockey Club in 1912-13.

The "Winnipegers" won everything in sight that season, starting with the Winnipeg League championship and culminating with the Allan Cup as senior hockey champions of Canada. Ruttan recalled later that the Allan Cup win, emblematic of amateur hockey supremacy, was the greatest thrill of his hockey career.
Total Hockey (posted by seventieslord)
A legendary figure in Winnipeg hockey during a time when the city was one of the most important hockey centers in Canada.

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