#18 – BRAD RUBACHUK
Brad Rubachuk was a member of the Lethbridge Hurricanes for three seasons from 1988 until 1991.
Rubachuk played his entire junior career with the Hurricanes appearing in 203 career regular season games registering 237 points (120g-117a) along with 577 penalty minutes. His best offensive season came in 1990-1991 when he collected 132 points (64g-68a) along with 237 penalty minutes. He appeared in an additional 38 career post-season games scoring 42 points (20g-22a) helping the Hurricanes to back-to-back WHL Final appearances in 1990 and 1991.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba product, Rubachuk sits seventh in all-time Hurricanes goals (120), 16th in all-time assists (117) and 15th in all-time points (237). He is also sixth all-time in Hurricanes penalty minutes with 577. Rubachuk’s 132 points in 1990-1991 sits as the sixth most points in a single season by a Hurricane player in franchise history while his 64 goals that season sits second for most in a single season.
Rubachuk was named the winner of the Hurricanes Community Relations Award in 1988-1989 and 1990-1991, the Hardest Working Player in 1989-1990 and 1990-1991, the Hurricanes Fan Favourite for three straight seasons from 1988-1991 and the Three Star Award in 1990-1991.
Rubachuk was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 12th round (250th overall) in the 1990 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Following his three year career with the Hurricanes, Rubachuk went on to play parts of four seasons in the American Hockey League with the Rochester Americans and Binghamton Rangers appearing in 226 games while collecting 109 points (52g-57a) along with 719 penalty minutes.
He went on to play the 1995-1996 season with the Swindon Wildcats of the BD1 league where his racked up an incredible 222 points (124g-98a) in 48 games with 323 penalty minutes. After that remarkable season, Rubachuk played three seasons with the Manchester Storm of the BISL before retiring from hockey in 1999 due to a serious neck injury.
Rubachuk had his number 41 retired by the Manchester Storm.