Ryan with the Ducks in 2012.
March 17, 1987 |
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)|
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||2nd overall, 2005
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Bobby Ryan (born Robert Shane Stevenson; March 17, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently a member of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted second overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He played five seasons with the Ducks before being traded to the Ottawa Senators in 2013.
After winning national championships with his minor hockey team, the Los Angeles Junior Kings, he initially committed to playing for the U.S. National Under-18 Program. Despite telling Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams he would not play major junior, Ryan was selected by the Owen Sound Attack seventh-overall in the 2003 OHL Selection Draft. He was convinced to play for the team and immediately began his major junior career with a 39-point rookie campaign in 2003–04. After improving to 89 points the following season, Ryan was drafted second overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Ryan closed out his OHL career after the 2006–07 season. Upon elimination in the playoffs, he was assigned by the Ducks to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the final 8 games of the AHL season. Ryan then started the 2007–08 season with the Ducks, scoring his first NHL goal in his debut against the Los Angeles Kings at The O2 arena in London, England. Ryan was, however, sent back to the AHL to Portland after four games. He was recalled on March 7, 2008, when Corey Perry's leg injury sidelined him for the remainder of the regular season.
In the following 2008–09 season, Ryan once again made the opening roster, but was to be sent down to the Ducks' new AHL affiliate, the Iowa Chops, due to salary cap issues. He was called up during the season and recorded a natural hat trick, the first hat trick of his NHL career, on January 8, 2009, against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center during a 4-3 loss. He became the first rookie in Ducks history to record a hat trick, and it was the fastest hat trick by any player in the 15-year history of the franchise. On March 22, 2009, he broke the franchise rookie point record set by Dustin Penner, tallying two assists for his 46th point of the year in a win against the Phoenix Coyotes.
On September 14, 2010, the Ducks signed Ryan to a five-year contract worth $25.5 million.
On December 12, 2010, during a game against the Minnesota Wild, left-handed captain Mikko Koivu stole Ryan's stick while in the Ducks' offensive zone. Right-handed Ryan scooped up Koivu's stick and promptly buried the puck in the net. This was named #1 on TSN SportsCentre's "NHL Oddities".
|Competitor for United States|
Four years later, Ryan was selected to Team USA for the 2010 Winter Olympics on January 1, 2010. He scored the United States' first goal of the tournament at 18:59 of the first period in their opening match against Ducks teammate Jonas Hiller of Switzerland. Team USA lost to team Canada in the gold medal game, earning Ryan a silver medal. Ryan scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the tournament.
In 2014 Ryan was passed over by the US Olympic Hockey Team, despite his excellent play during the first half of the NHL season. This snub created somewhat of a controversy surrounding Ryan's play and US Olympic Team.
- Named to the OHL Second All-Rookie Team in 2004.
- Named to the OHL Second All-Star Team in 2005.
- Nominated for Calder Memorial Trophy in 2009.
- Won silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Regular season and playoffs
|2003–04||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||65||22||17||39||52||7||1||2||3||2|
|2004–05||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||62||37||52||89||51||8||2||7||9||8|
|2005–06||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||59||31||64||95||44||11||5||7||12||14|
|2006–07||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||63||43||59||102||66||4||1||1||2||2|
|Senior International totals||14||6||3||9||2|
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- "The Newark Star Ledger section 5, pg. 2. November 25, 2012".
- http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-hockey/schedule-and-results/mens-preliminary-round---group-a-game-1_ihm400a01fm.html 2010 Olympic Preliminary game 1 boxscore
- Muir, Allan (2 January 2014). "Bobby Ryan: Team USA’s Brian Burke "gutless" after Sochi Olympics snub". SI.com.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bobby Ryan.|
- Bobby Ryan's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Bobby Ryan's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Bobby Ryan's player profile at NHL.com
- Bobby Ryan's player profile at TSN.ca
- Bobby Ryan on Twitter
|Mighty Ducks of Anaheim first round draft pick