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Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Meet Troy Rutkowski

August 7th, 2015

This week’s spotlight player is 9 year Premier Strength athlete Troy Rutkowski.

A stalwart presence at Premier Strength for the past 9 years, Troy continues to set the bar for cardiovascular endurance at the gym. He is always one of the best conditioned players each summer, where he excels at anaerobic and aerobic power. Stairs, sled pushes and the beep test are no match for Troy, where he continually improves each year. As one of the hardest workers, Troy has developed his strength over the years with impressive numbers in his squat, bench and power clean.

On the ice Troy is one of the most intelligent players. A skilled defensemen with a huge offensive upside, Troy is currently in the Ottawa Senators development system, playing for the Binghamton Senators in the AHL. Spending his entire junior career with the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL, Troy led the team to two appearances in the WHL finals, winning the Ed Chenowyth cup in the 2012-2013 season, as captain. The Winterhawks would go on to the Memorial Cup final. That season Troy would explode offensively with a career high 20 goals and 46 assists from the blueline. Troy was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2010 NHL Entry draft and signed as a free agent with Ottawa in March of 2013. A big, physical defender, he posses a heavy slap shot. Troy’s valuable puck moving skill and offensive vision makes him a dangerous threat on the power play.

Having been a part of Troy’s career since he was in his first year of Bantam, Premier Strength is proud of the athlete and player Troy has become and looks forward to many more seasons of training as his pro career takes off.


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