Chad Ruhwedel Pittsburgh Penguins logo

Age 32 May 7, 1990
San Diego USA
Defense shoots right
5'11" 180 cm
191 lbs 87 kg
ELC Signing Age 22
Waivers Signing Age 22
UFA Year 2017
Agent Jordan Neumann & George Bazos

Transaction History
Apr 24, 2022 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel crafted a goal and an assist to complement a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 7-2 rout against the Red Wings.
Mar 17, 2022 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel added a goal in a 3-2 win over the Blues on Thursday.
Feb 19, 2022 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel signed a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension with Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Feb 13, 2022 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel notched an assist, four hits, three blocked shots and two PIM in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Devils.
Feb 1, 2022 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel (COVID-19 protocols) is expected to play Tuesday against Washington, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Feb 1, 2022 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday, Pens Inside Scoop reports.
Jan 13, 2022 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel logged an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Kings.
Dec 19, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel recorded an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Devils.
Nov 22, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel produced an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
Nov 14, 2021 Activated Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | The Penguins activated Ruhwedel (COVID-19) off virus-related protocols Sunday.
Nov 12, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel has entered the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols and will not play Saturday in Ottawa.
Nov 11, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel had a minus-1 rating to go with one shot and two hits in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Panthers. It was his first game back after missing the last three while on the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list.
Nov 11, 2021 Activated Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel has officially been activated off the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list and is slated to return to action Thursday versus Florida, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Nov 10, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel (COVID-19) was cleared of the league's protocols and resumed skating Tuesday, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Nov 1, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel's COVID-19 positive was confirmed by the team Monday, though he remains asymptomatic.
Oct 31, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel entered the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Sunday.
Aug 28, 2020 Pittsburgh Penguins | signed D Chad Ruhwedel to a one-year, $750,000 contract extension.
May 23, 2019 Pittsburgh Penguins | signed D Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year, $1.4 million contract extension.
Jan 6, 2019 Recalled Pittsburgh Penguins | recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Dec 28, 2018 Assigned Pittsburgh Penguins | assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
Feb 9, 2018 Activated Pittsburgh Penguins | activated D Chad Ruhwedel from injured reserve.
Jun 22, 2017 Pittsburgh Penguins | re-signed D Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year, $1.3 million contract.
Jan 16, 2017 Recalled Pittsburgh Penguins | recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Wilkes Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Jan 12, 2017 Assigned Pittsburgh Penguins | assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Wilkes Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Jan 6, 2017 Recalled Pittsburgh Penguins | recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Wilkes Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Jan 1, 2017 Assigned Pittsburgh Penguins | assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Wilkes Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Dec 17, 2016 Recalled Pittsburgh Penguins | recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Nov 8, 2016 Recalled Pittsburgh Penguins | recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Mar 22, 2016 Recalled Buffalo Sabres | recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Rochester (AHL).
Mar 19, 2016 Assigned Buffalo Sabres | assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Rochester (AHL).
Mar 18, 2016 Recalled Buffalo Sabres | recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Rochester (AHL).
Oct 2, 2015 Assigned Buffalo Sabres | assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Rochester (AHL).
Apr 13, 2015 Assigned Buffalo Sabres | assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Rochester (AHL).
Apr 10, 2015 Recalled Buffalo Sabres | recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Rochester (AHL).
Mar 20, 2015 Assigned Buffalo Sabres | assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Rochester (AHL).
Mar 16, 2015 Recalled Buffalo Sabres | recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Rochester (AHL).
Sep 26, 2014 Assigned Buffalo Sabres | assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Rochester (AHL).
Jul 16, 2014 Buffalo Sabres | re-signed D Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract.
Mar 8, 2014 Recalled Buffalo Sabres | recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Rochester (AHL).
Feb 7, 2014 Assigned Buffalo Sabres | assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Rochester (AHL).
Jan 24, 2014 Recalled Buffalo Sabres | recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Rochester (AHL).
Dec 23, 2013 Assigned Buffalo Sabres | assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Rochester (AHL).
Dec 17, 2013 Recalled Buffalo Sabres | recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Rochester (AHL).
Sep 23, 2013 Assigned Buffalo Sabres | assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Rochester (AHL).
Apr 13, 2013 Buffalo Sabres | signed D Chad Ruhwedel to a three-year contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Chad Ruhwedel
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins logo 78 4 9 13 2 14 1,049 50.50 57.90 5.20 53.70 2.50 0.23 0.74
Chad Ruhwedel Stats by Elite Prospects Chad Ruhwedel Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2007-2008 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 18U AAA Gatineau Kiwanis 5 1 3 4 2
2008-2009 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 55 0 11 11 30 Playoffs 4 0 1 1 0
2009-2010 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 58 5 17 22 55 Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0
2010-2011 UMass-Lowell NCAA 32 2 13 15 10
2011-2012 UMass-Lowell NCAA 37 6 19 25 26
2012-2013 UMass-Lowell NCAA 41 7 16 23 20
2012-2013 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 0 0 0 0 96 50.00 30.21 -9.50 40.50 -5.60 0.00 0.00
2013-2014 Rochester Americans AHL 47 4 24 28 22 Playoffs 5 2 3 5 0
2013-2014 Buffalo Sabres NHL 21 0 1 1 2 323 38.46 46.44 9.25 42.83 4.50 0.00 0.00
2013-2014 Rochester Americans Spengler Cup 3 0 0 0 0 Playoffs 5 2 3 5 0
2014-2015 Rochester Americans AHL 72 10 26 36 22
2014-2015 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 0 1 1 0 49 100.00 55.42 24.43 43.96 12.81 0.00 1.24
2015-2016 Rochester Americans AHL 59 10 16 26 26
2015-2016 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0 13 65.54 15.44 45.18 -12.18 0.00 0.00
2016-2017 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 28 4 12 16 12
2016-2017 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 34 2 8 10 8 507 60.00 44.53 -8.11 49.78 -0.86 0.24 0.83 Playoffs 6 0 0 0 0
2017-2018 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 2 3 5 16 650 43.90 50.48 -4.17 52.43 -0.71 0.18 0.46 Playoffs 12 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 1 1 2 4 260 33.33 55.95 2.85 52.77 2.81 0.23 0.46
2018-2019 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 5 1 4 5 2
2019-2020 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 41 2 4 6 12 538 51.30 48.80 -0.80 49.30 -0.30 0.22 0.67
2020-2021 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 17 0 2 2 14 219 57.10 54.00 5.70 54.00 3.70 0.55
2021-2022 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 4 9 13 14 1,049 50.50 57.90 5.20 53.70 2.50 0.23 0.74 Playoffs 7 0 0 0 0
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Active Contract

Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date February 19, 2022
Signing Status UFA
Agent Jordan Neumann & George Bazos
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,600,000 0.98% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024
Cap Hit $800,000 $800,000
UFA
AAV $800,000 $800,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $800,000 $800,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $800,000 $800,000
Minors Salary $800,000 $800,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date August 28, 2020
Signing Status UFA
Agent Jordan Neumann & George Bazos
Standard Contract | 1 Years $750,000 0.92% of cap space
2021-2022
Cap Hit $750,000
UFA
AAV $750,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $750,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $750,000
Minors Salary $750,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date May 23, 2019
Signing Status UFA
Agent Jordan Neumann & George Bazos
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,400,000 0.86% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $700,000 $700,000
UFA
AAV $700,000 $700,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $700,000 $700,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $700,000 $700,000
Minors Salary $700,000 $700,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date June 22, 2017
Signing Status UFA
Agent George Bazos
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,300,000 0.87% of cap space
2017-2018 2018-2019
Cap Hit $650,000 $650,000
UFA
AAV $650,000 $650,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $650,000 $650,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $650,000 $650,000
Minors Salary $650,000 $650,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date July 1, 2016
Signing Status UFA (Group 6)
Standard Contract | 1 Years $575,000 0.79% of cap space
2016-2017
Cap Hit $575,000
UFA
AAV $575,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $575,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $575,000
Minors Salary $250,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Buffalo Sabres logo
Signing Date July 16, 2014
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,300,000 0.94% of cap space
2014-2015 2015-2016
Cap Hit $650,000 $650,000
UFA (Group 6)
AAV $650,000 $650,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $625,000 $675,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $625,000 $675,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $675,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Buffalo Sabres logo
Signing Date April 13, 2013
Entry Level Contract | 2 Years $1,950,000 1.54% of cap space
2012-2013 2013-2014
Cap Hit $925,000 $925,000
RFA
AAV $975,000 $975,000
Performance Bonuses $100,000 $0
Base Salary $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year