RUGGIERO FINALIST FOR SULLIVAN AWARD

Friday, 03.2.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
New York Islanders
X
Share with your Friends


RUGGIERO FINALIST FOR SULLIVAN AWARD
Three-Time U.S. Olympian and Director of Project Hope Among 15 Finalists for Top Amateur Athlete Award

Director of Charles B. Wang Ice Hockey Project Hope and three-time U.S. Olympic women's ice hockey player, Angela Ruggiero was named as one of 15 finalists for the James E. Sullivan Award, presented annually by the Amateur Athletic Union to the outstanding amateur athlete in the United States.

The award is based on accomplishments in the 2006 calendar year, during which time Ruggiero most notably helped lead the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team to the bronze medal at the Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.

At the Olympics, she was the tournament's top-scoring defenseman, producing two goals and four assists in five games. One of just four U.S. women's team members to have played on three Olympic teams, Ruggiero anchored the team's defense that allowed just five goals in as many games and posted three shutouts.

For her efforts, she was named the top defenseman by the directorate, marking the fourth consecutive time she won the award (2002 Olympics, 2004 and 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championships).

Later in the year, Ruggiero helped Team USA earn the silver medal at the Four Nations Cup in Kitchener, Ont.

The Sullivan Award winner will be decided by an online poll at usatoday.com (one-third of the overall vote) and the votes of officials from various sporting organizations, including the AAU, the U.S. Olympic Committee and NCAA Division I institutions (two-thirds of the overall vote). The award will be presented at a ceremony in New York on April 11.

As director of Project Hope an organization founded by Islanders owner Charles Wang that provides young Chinese athletes with access to educational opportunities Ruggiero has organized the first ever Project Hope Cup on Long Island and recently spent time in China coaching youngsters. You can also catch Ruggiero starring alongside Donald Trump on NBC's Å“The Apprentice.Â?

The other 14 finalists are: Brady Quinn (football), Joey Cheek (speedskating), Sasha Cohen (figure skating), Troy Dumais (diving), Chris Leak (football), Jessica Long (paralympic swimming), Joakim Noah (basketball), Apolo Ohno, (speedskating), Candace Parker (basketball), Michael Phelps (swimming), Troy Smith (football), Hannah Teter (snowboarding), Joe Warren (wrestling) and Bill Zadick (wrestling).

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 3 1 3 2 4
K. Okposo 3 2 1 2 3
J. Tavares 3 1 2 3 3
R. Strome 3 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 3 2 0 1 2
L. Visnovsky 3 0 2 4 2
C. Clutterbuck 3 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 3 0 1 0 1
N. Leddy 3 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 3 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 2 1 0 .929 2.01

NewYorkIslanders.com is the official Web site of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and NewYorkIslanders.com are trademarks of New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy |  AdChoices |  Terms of Use |  Contact  Us |  Employment |  Webmaster |  NHL.com Terms of Use