Jason Ryznar

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Jason Ryznar
Born (1983-02-19) February 19, 1983 (age 31)
Anchorage, AK, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Alaska Aces
New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 64th overall, 2002
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2005–present

Jason Ryznar (born February 19, 1983 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American professional ice hockey player currently with the Alaska Aces of the East Coast Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Typically playing as a left winger, Ryznar was selected by the New Jersey Devils as the 64th choice (third round) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Rynzar played for the United States Junior National Team in 2000 and 2001 before heading to the University of Michigan where he would play for four seasons, growing in stature as a checking line player.[1]

In 2005–06, Ryznar played with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League, the Devils minor-league affiliate.

In January 2005, he was called up by the Devils - due to injuries and suspensions - and played sparingly as a fourth-liner. His call-up as a first-year pro was a rarity for the normally deep and methodical New Jersey Devils.

After the 2007–08 season, Ryznar wasn't offered a contract by the Devils and was invited to the Minnesota Wild training camp on September 18, 2008. Ryznar was then sent on a try-out to affiliate, Houston Aeros, on September 28, 2008. Ryznar made the Aeros opening night roster for the 2008–09 season.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 USNTDP NAHL 52 5 10 15 22
2000–01 USNTDP USHL 66 15 17 32 102
2001–02 Michigan Wolverines CCHA 40 9 7 16 22
2002–03 Michigan Wolverines CCHA 34 7 9 16 22
2003–04 Michigan Wolverines CCHA 36 6 11 17 28
2004–05 Michigan Wolverines CCHA 36 6 17 23 46
2005–06 Albany River Rats AHL 59 7 18 25 52
2005–06 New Jersey Devils NHL 8 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Lowell Devils AHL 55 5 5 10 55
2007–08 Lowell Devils AHL 55 10 8 18 38
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 77 4 2 6 56 10 0 2 2 2
NHL totals 8 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michigan's Ryznar rising up the charts". usatoday.com. 2001-12-10. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Houston Aeros announce 15th anniversary season roster". aeros.com. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 

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