Ryan Callahan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ryan Callahan
Ryan Callahan 2 2014-03-22.jpg
Born (1985-03-21) March 21, 1985 (age 29)
Rochester, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Rangers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 127th overall, 2004
New York Rangers
Playing career 2006–present

Ryan G. Callahan (born March 21, 1985) is an American ice hockey forward for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for the New York Rangers, serving as their captain. He is of Italian and Irish heritage.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Early Years[edit]

Callahan played one year of high school hockey for Hilton High School. He began his junior career with the Rochester Junior Americans of the Empire Junior B Hockey League where he played for two seasons, 1999–2001, then moving on to the Syracuse Jr. Crunch and Buffalo Lightning of the OPJHL before moving onto a four-year Ontario Hockey League (OHL) stint with the Guelph Storm, where he played alongside future Ranger teammate Daniel Girardi. Callahan turned professional with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), where he played most of the 2006–07 season.

New York Rangers (2006-2014)[edit]

Callahan received his first NHL call-up to the Rangers on November 28, 2006,[2] making his NHL debut on December 1, but he would only play in that one game before being sent back down to the Wolf Pack. He was called up for a second time on December 19,[3] but would again only play in one NHL game in that stint. Toward the end of the season, Callahan was called up for the third and final time on March 15, 2007, after scoring 35 goals in 60 AHL games, and he would stay with the Rangers through the postseason.[4] Two days later, on March 17, he scored his first two NHL goals against Joey MacDonald of the Boston Bruins. He scored his first career assist on March 21 and first career game-winning goal on April 1. He scored his first two NHL playoff goals in a 7–0 win in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Atlanta Thrashers on April 17, 2007.

After scoring one goal in the first eight games of the 2007–08 season with the Rangers, Callahan was out for a month with a grade two knee sprain.[5] He didn't quickly regain his strength at the NHL level, going his next 16 games without a goal, so the Rangers sent him back to the Wolf Pack on January 7, 2008.[6] After 11 games in Hartford, he was called up on February 3 to replace an injured Brendan Shanahan in the Rangers' line-up against the Montreal Canadiens.[7] Callahan tallied his second career two-goal game against the San Jose Sharks on February 17. Callahan scored the game-winning goal with 20 seconds remaining to help clinch the Victoria Cup for the Rangers during an exhibition game in Switzerland.

The following season was Callahan's breakout year. On October 1, 2008, Callahan scored the game-winning goal for the New York Rangers with 20 seconds left in the inaugural Victoria Cup. The Rangers defeated Metallurg Magnitogorsk by a 4-3 tally.[8] In the regular season, he was third on the Rangers with 22 goals and fifth on the team with 40 total points during the regular season. Callahan was awarded the Rangers' Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award for his hard work throughout the season,[9] and scored the winning goal in the team's playoff-clinching win in the final home game of the season. Callahan was re-signed by the Rangers on July 13, 2009.[10]

Ryan Callahan with the New York Rangers, February 2011
Callahan with the Rangers, October 2011

Callahan was named an alternate captain of the Rangers on October 2, 2009.[11]

Callahan suffered a broken hand on December 15, 2010, in Pittsburgh when he blocked a shot. He missed nineteen games while recovering.[12]

On March 6, 2011, Callahan scored four goals and one assist as the Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-0, simultaneously achieving the first hat trick, four-goal game, and five-point game of his NHL career.[13] He then suffered a broken ankle in the team's 79th game of the season against the Boston Bruins after blocking a Zdeno Chara slapshot in the final minutes.[14]

On September 12, 2011, at the age of 26, Callahan was named the 26th captain in the history of the New York Rangers. He is the fifth youngest captain in team history and the first homegrown captain since Brian Leetch in October 1997. Callahan is also the first native of New York state to serve as the Rangers team captain.[15] On February 11, 2012, Callahan scored his second hat trick against the Philadelphia Flyers.

On February 25, 2012, Callahan scored his 100th career goal in overtime against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden.[16]

In the 2012 playoffs, Callahan led the Rangers to their first Conference Finals appearance since 1997; he scored the first and last goals of the Rangers postseason.

During the 2013-14 season, Contract talks with the Rangers stalled and apparently the two were $500k a season apart for 6 years. Callahan was asking $39M for 6 years, New York was firm at $36M for 6 years.

Tampa Bay Lightning (2014-present)[edit]

On March 5, 2014, the Tampa Bay Lightning traded captain Martin St. Louis to the New York Rangers in exchange for Callahan, a first round pick (2015) and second round pick (2014). On June 25, 2014, five days before free agency was to begin, Callahan signed a 6-year contract extension worth an annual average value of $5.8M to stay with the Lightning.[17]

International play[edit]

PavelskiCallahan2010WinterOlympics.jpg
Callahan (with puck) and Joe Pavelski move up ice against Canada during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for  United States
Olympic Games
Silver 2010 Vancouver Tournament

On January 1, 2010, he was named to the United States Olympic team, with which he earned a silver medal in Vancouver. Ryan went on to play in the following Olympics for the United States in which they did not medal.

Personal life[edit]

Callahan lists Brendan Shanahan as his favorite player growing up. .[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Syracuse Jr. Crunch OPJHL 3 4 2 6 0
2001–02 Buffalo Lightning OPJHL 47 13 23 36 75
2002–03 Guelph Storm OHL 59 14 17 31 47 11 0 3 3 2
2003–04 Guelph Storm OHL 68 36 32 68 86 22 13 8 21 20
2004–05 Guelph Storm OHL 60 28 26 54 108 4 1 1 2 6
2005–06 Guelph Storm OHL 62 52 32 84 126 13 7 17 24 20
2006–07 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 60 35 20 55 74
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 14 4 2 6 9 10 2 1 3 6
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 11 7 8 15 27
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 52 8 5 13 31 10 2 2 4 10
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 81 22 18 40 45 7 2 0 2 4
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 77 19 18 37 48
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 60 23 25 48 46
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 76 29 25 54 61 20 6 4 10 12
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 45 16 15 31 12 12 2 3 5 6
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 45 11 14 25 16
2013–14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 20 6 5 11 8 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 470 138 127 265 276 63 14 10 24 38

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States WJC 4th 7 1 2 3 29
2010 United States OG Silver medal icon.svg 6 0 1 1 2
2014 United States OG 4th 6 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 7 1 2 3 29
Senior totals 12 0 2 2 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
OHL
Third All-Star Team 2005
Second All-Star Team 2006
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy 2006
AHL
All-Rookie Team 2007
NHL
Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award 2009, 2010,
2012, 2013

Transactions[edit]

  • June 27, 2004 — Drafted by the New York Rangers in the fourth round, 127th overall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "vickyandnikkis5hole.wordpress.com". 
  2. ^ Berlet, Bruce (2006-11-29). "Callahan Gets Call to Join Rangers". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  3. ^ Dellapina, John (2006-12-19). "Shanahan, Lundqvist Latest Flu Victims". Daily News. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  4. ^ Zinser, Lynn (2007-04-22). "Two Rangers Rookies Are Providing Exuberance Amid Experience". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Rangers RW Ryan Callahan out indefinitely with sprained knee". Associated Press. 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  6. ^ "Dawes, Moore recalled from Hartford" (Press release). New York Rangers. 2008-01-07. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  7. ^ Zipay, Steve (2008-02-04). "Rangers rally to beat Canadiens, 5-3". Newsday. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  8. ^ IIHF Top 100 Hockey Stories of All Time, Szymon Szemberg and Andrew Podnieks, p. 173, Fenn Publishing, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, 2008, ISBN 978-1-55168-358-4
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ "RANGERS RE-SIGN RIGHT-WINGER CALLAHAN TO MULTI-YEAR DEAL". TSN.ca. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Brooks, Larry (October 2, 2009). "Rangers name Callahan only alternate captain". New York Post. 
  12. ^ Cerny, Jim. "Cally, Dubi make point of strong returns". New York Rangers.com. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  13. ^ Cerny, Jim. "Rangers give Flyers big-time payback". New York Rangers.com. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  14. ^ Lozo, Dave. "Rangers lose Callahan to fractured leg". NHL.com. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  15. ^ "Callahan to serve as 26th team captain". New York Rangers. September 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  16. ^ Ackert, Kristie (February 25, 2012). "Callahan's OT goal scores Ranger win". NYDailyNews.com. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  17. ^ Lightning, Tampa Bay. "LIGHTNING, RYAN CALLAHAN AGREE TO SIX-YEAR CONTRACT". lightning.nhl.com. Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Ryan Callahan New York Rangers - 2013-2014 Bio - New York Rangers - Team". Rangers.nhl.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  19. ^ Klein, Jeff Z. (July 27, 2011). "Callahan and Rangers Avoid Bitterness of Arbitration". The New York Times. 
  20. ^ Leonard, Pat (March 5, 2014). "NY Rangers trade captain Ryan Callahan and draft picks to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Martin St. Louis". The New York Daily News. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Chris Drury
New York Rangers captain
201114
Succeeded by
TBD