Rutger McGroarty dad Jim McGroarty is a former ice hockey player. Jim works as the general manager of Muskegon Lumberjacks.
Rutger’s parents also have a daughter named Molly McGroarty. His mom Cindy gave birth to Molly in 2002 and had her son two years after her first pregnancy in 2004.
The siblings are both into athletics as the older did gymnastic for 11 years, and the younger began playing ice hockey when he became old enough to put on skates and hasn’t stopped ever since.
The ice hockey player played two seasons with the NTDP and was the first player to play for the national development program from Nebraska. McGroarty committed to spending his collegiate career at the Michigan Wolverines, and Winnipeg Jets selected him in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
The athlete has also represented the United States at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics, the 2021 IIHF World U18 Championships, and the 2023 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Rutger captained the team during the 2022 IIHF World U18 Championships.
Rutger McGroarty Father Is Jim McGroarty
Jim McGroarty is Rutger McGroarty dad who plays collegiate ice hockey at the University of Michigan.
Rutger’s father is a former professional ice hockey player who spent seven years as an active athlete before getting into a coaching career in 2003.
His first USHL position was as an assistant coach at the River City Lancers in the 2003-2004 season. Later, Lincoln Stars hired Jim as their head coach in 2007, where he coached for six years.
Furthermore, the elder McGroarty joined the Muskegon Lumberjacks as its general manager in the 2018/19 season. During his 11 years of USHL experience, his son followed him around and spent most of his free time at the USHL [Lincoln Stars] locker room, per The BioSteel All-American Game.
Rutger has been surrounded by influencing people. He had a source of advice at home and older players to look up to while growing up. Likewise, the collegiate athlete also has ambitious friends, Ashton Christman and Jackson Beach, with whom he practiced daily at the rink.
Rutger McGroarty Parents Are Jim And Cindy Mcgoarty
Rutger was born to parents Jim and Cindy Mcgoarty in Lincoln Nebraska on the 30th of March 2004.
Jim and Cindy tied the knot and exchanged wedding vows in 2002, and the 31st of August 2022 marked their 20th anniversary.
The former ice hockey player dedicated a heartwarming Instagram post to his significant other to celebrate their 20 years together while sharing a series of memories they created throughout the two decades. He is also on Twitter under @jimmy_mcgroarty.
Likewise, Cindy, the family’s rock, as per the father-son duo, has also shared many precious moments their family spent together on her social media account, @cindymac2. She has expressed how proud they are as parents to have their kids succeed and achieve his dreams.
The couple also wishes each other on their birthdays. The athlete’s dad turned 50 on the 24th of April 2022, and his mom commemorates her birthday on the 8th of June every year.
Rutger Has An Older Sibling
Rutger McGroarty has a sister named Molly McGroarty. He is the youngest child of Jim and Cindy McGroarty.
Molly is two years older than her brother. She was born in 2002 and turned 20 on the 16th of August, 2022. Rutger’s sister arrived 15 days before her parents married. The younger McGroarthy turned 18 on the 30th of March, 2022.
The 20-year-old is also an athlete who did gymnastics for 11 years, and she graduated from Lincoln East High School in 2021. Thus, athletics runs in the veins of the McGroarty family.
Molly has shared her lifestyle on Instagram under the handle @mollyannmcg and created her gallery on VSCO. Furthermore, she loves going to beaches, hanging out with her friends, and creating priceless memories with her loved ones.