Bobby Ryan

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Bobby Ryan
Bobby Ryan - Ottawa Senators.jpg
Ryan in 2013.
Born (1987-03-17) March 17, 1987 (age 27)
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Ottawa Senators
Anaheim Ducks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2005
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 2007–present

Bobby Shane Ryan (born Robert Shane Stevenson;[1] 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.

Early life[edit]

Ryan was born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey[2] and grew up in Collingswood, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia. He attended Queen of Heaven for grade school.[3][4]

Playing career[edit]

Junior career[edit]

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.[5] 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[5] 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.[2]

NHL career[edit]

Ryan with the Iowa Chops in November 2008.

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.[6] Ryan was, however, sent back to the AHL to Portland after four games.[7] He was recalled on March 7, 2008, when Corey Perry's leg injury sidelined him for the remainder of the regular season.[8]

Ryan with the Ducks in 2012.

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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

On April 22, 2009, Ryan was named a finalist for the Calder Trophy, along with Steve Mason from the Columbus Blue Jackets and Kris Versteeg from the Chicago Blackhawks.

On September 14, 2010, the Ducks signed Ryan to a five-year contract worth $25.5 million.[12]

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".

On November 24, 2012, Ryan participated in "Operation Hat Trick", a charity hockey game at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims.[13]

On July 5, 2013, Ryan was acquired by the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forwards Jakob Silfverberg, Stefan Noesen, and a first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

On March 27, 2014, It was announced via Twitter that Ryan would undergo season ending sports hernia surgery, which he had been dealing with since November.[14]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for  United States
Winter Olympics
Silver 2010 Vancouver

Ryan played for the United States in the 2006 World Junior Championships, where team USA lost to team Finland in the bronze medal game, earning them 4th place.

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.[15] 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.[16]

Awards[edit]

Ryan battles for the puck with Christian Ehrhoff during 2007 pre-season play.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 8 3 6 9 6
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 23 5 5 10 6 2 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Portland Pirates AHL 48 21 28 49 38 16 8 12 20 18
2008–09 Iowa Chops AHL 14 9 10 19 19
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 64 31 26 57 33 13 5 2 7 0
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 81 35 29 64 81
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 34 37 71 61 4 3 1 4 2
2011–12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 31 26 57 53
2012–13 Mora IK HA 11 10 3 13 8
2012–13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 46 11 19 30 17 7 2 2 4 0
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 70 23 25 48 45
NHL totals 448 170 167 337 296 26 10 5 15 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 United States WJC 4th 7 3 4 7 0
2010 United States Oly 6 1 1 2 2
2012 United States WC 7th 8 5 2 7 0
Junior totals 7 3 4 7 0
Senior totals 14 6 3 9 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Olympic hockey player Bobby Ryan reveals a dark family secret". nj.com. Retrieved February 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Bobby Ryan". Hockey-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ Hicks, Jeff. "Disney flick made quite the impact; Bobby Ryan takes winding road to current role of NHL prospect", Waterloo Region Record, January 26, 2007. Accessed March 10, 2011. "That's how Bobby Ryan, the captain of the Owen Sound Attack, got hooked on hockey when he was a four-year-old growing up in Collingswood, NJ."
  4. ^ O'Connor, Tommy. "The Secret Life of Bobby Ryan". www.youtube.com. Hockey Media Nation. Retrieved 2-7-14. 
  5. ^ a b "Bobby Ryan's amazing story". The Score. Retrieved March 25, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Kings crown Ducks in London opener". CBC. September 29, 2007. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Ducks send Ryan off to Portland". TSN. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Ducks forward Perry out at least six weeks". CBC. March 7, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  9. ^ Arritt, Dan (October 4, 2008). "Ducks send Bobby Ryan to minors in salary-cap move". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Kings beat Ducks 4-3". Associated Press. January 9, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2009. 
  11. ^ Dillman, Lisa (March 23, 2009). "Ducks' third straight win move them closer to playoff spot". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Bobby Ryan signs five-year deal with Ducks". Sporting News. September 14, 2010. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  13. ^ "The Newark Star Ledger section 5, pg. 2. November 25, 2012". 
  14. ^ Senators, Ottawa. "Bryan Murray on Bobby Ryan". Chris Lund. 
  15. ^ "2010 Olympic Preliminary game 1 boxscore". Vancouver2010.com. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  16. ^ Muir, Allan (2 January 2014). "Bobby Ryan: Team USA’s Brian Burke "gutless" after Sochi Olympics snub". SI.com. 

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Preceded by
Ladislav Smid
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Mark Mitera