Friday, January 25, 2019
Cliff Ronning was born in Burnaby, BC and had fantastic success in amateur hockey. Ronning was the captain for the Burnaby Winter Club Travelers, the Midget team that participated in both the Mac’s Midget Tournament and the Air Canada Cup, which they won in 1982.
Ronning went on to play for the New Westminster Bruins for two (2) seasons, where he scored 197 points in 70 games in his second season, totaling 333 points in his two (2) years and 141 games with the team.
Ronning was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 1984, but never really found his way with the team, spending partial seasons away from the Blues with the Canadian National Team, the IHL, and even spending half a season in Italy before being traded to the Canucks in 1991.
Ronning played 1,137 games in the National Hockey League (NHL), with the St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders, scoring 869 points during his time in the NHL.
Cliff Ronning was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008.