Read: Mike Rupp On Adding Rick Nash

For 39 games in 2005-06 Mike Rupp was a teammate of Rick Nash’s in Columbus.

 Rupp told Blueshirts United that adding a player of Nash’s caliber is something that needed to be done,”Any time a team adds a player of that caliber that can score the way he scores, it’s going to help that hockey team. And that’s something we needed to shore up in our game, we needed a little more punch in our offensive game, and that’s what he brings. He’s going to help us.”

Rupp added”with all of our weapons now there are only so many guys you can check, someone has to be open.”