2009 Ken Ruttan

Ken Ruttan
Box player  -  2009

Ken Ruttan was a big, burly defenseman who intimidated opponents with his size and defensive abilities, yet he was quite an offensive threat. 

As a member of the Junior A Hastings Legionnaires, Ken was a league top ten scorer winning the Dennis McIntosh Memorial Trophy as OLA Junior Series MVP in 1961 and later winning a Minto Cup title that year. 

In 1964, Ruttan experienced his first Mann Cup final with the Senior A Brooklin Merchants, but it wasn’t until 1966 that he could drink from the cup as a member of the Mann Cup champions Peterborough Pepsi Petes. 

He was a member of the 1967 Team Canada Men’s Field Lacrosse team that won a bronze medal. 

Ruttan was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.   

Peterborough Trailermen (1957) 
Peterborough Timbermen (1958) 
Peterborough Mercurys (1959-1960) 
Brooklin Hillcrests (1961; 1963) 
Brooklin Merchants (1964-1965) 
Peterborough Pepsi Petes (1966) 
Peterborough Don Byes (1967) 
Peterborough Lakers (1968)