2009 Ken Ruttan 555Ken Ruttan (Box Player 2009) – Ken 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.