Ron Tugnutt (born October 22, 1967 in Scarborough, Ontario) is an former professional ice hockey goaltender. He played in the OHL from 1984-1987 and was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques of the NHL in the 4th round, 81st overall.
On March 21, 1991, Tugnutt stopped 70 of 73 shots to earn his hapless Nordiques a 3-3 tie against the powerhouse Boston Bruins, the second highest number of saves made in a regular season NHL game. His performance in that game evoked such respect that after it was over, several Bruins skated over to congratulate Tugnutt.
As a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tugnutt was in goal for the epic May 4, 2000, playoff game against the Philadelphia Flyers. He made 70 saves on 72 shots. Unfortunately for the Penguins, the 72nd shot was a goal scored by Keith Primeau of the Flyers at 12:01 of the fifth overtime (hockey). The final score was Philadelphia 2, Pittsburgh 1, after 152:01 minutes, the longest NHL game since the 1930s.
Tugnutt's best season was in 1998-1999 for the Ottawa Senators, in which he amassed a 22-10-8 record and led the NHL in goals against average with a 1.79 mark, at the time the second lowest full season mark of the expansion era, and was named to play in the 1999 All-Star Game.
He retired during the 2005 NHL lockout and now he is broadcasting member for CBC's hockey night in Canada
- He was traded (with left-winger Brad Zavisha) to the Edmonton Oilers, for LW Martin Rucinsky, on March 10th 1992.
- He was selected by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as part of the NHL expansion draft on June 24th, 1993.
- On February 20th, 1994, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for forward Stephen Lebeau.
- Signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals in the summer of 1995.
- Signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators in the summer of 1996.
- He was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, along with Janne Laukkanen, for goaltender Tom Barrasso, on March 14th, 2000.
- Signed as a free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the summer of 2000.
- Traded, along with second-round draft pick in 2002 entry draft, to the Dallas Stars, for a first-round draft pick in the 2002 entry draft, in June 2002.