January 6, 1982 |
Abbotsford, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
|Columbus Blue Jackets
Springfield Falcons (AHL)
Tampa Bay Lightning
|NHL Draft||255th overall, 2002
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ryan F. Craig (born January 6, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He currently plays with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Columbus Blue Jackets organization of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Craig was drafted 255th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He started his hockey career with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League and played for some years in the American Hockey League before making his debut with the Lightning in the 2005–06 season.
After spending his first seven professional seasons within the Lightning organization, on July 3, 2010, Craig signed as a free agent to a two-way, 1-year $500,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. On June 13, 2011 Craig re-signed with the Penguins for one year.
After captaining Penguins affiliate, the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins of the AHL for two seasons, Craig left the Penguins organization and unable to earn a NHL deal, signed a one-year AHL contract with the Springfield Falcons on July 19, 2012.
Craig was selected as the Falcons captain in his first season with the club, in 2012–13. He scored 20 goals and 47 points in 75 games to help Springfield reach the second round of the post-season. On July 5, 2013, Craig was signed to a two-year two-way contract with the Falcons NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets.
|1997–98||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||54||11||12||23||46||5||0||0||0||4|
|1999–00||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||65||17||19||36||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||70||38||33||71||49||6||3||0||3||7|
|2001–02||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||52||29||35||64||52||19||11||10||21||13|
|2002–03||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||60||42||32||74||69||17||5||8||13||29|
|2003–04||Pensacola Ice Pilots||ECHL||5||3||5||8||0||2||0||1||1||0|
|2005–06||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||48||15||13||28||6||5||0||0||0||10|
|2006–07||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||72||14||13||27||55||6||0||0||0||12|
|2007–08||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||7||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||54||2||4||6||60||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||3||0||0||0||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||6||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
- 2002–03 - CHL Humanitarian of the Year Award
- 2002–03 - WHL Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
- Honored as the CHL’s Humanitarian of the Year for the 2002-03 season
- Served as the captain of the WHL’s Eastern All-Star Team in the 2002-03 Hershey Cup
- Named to the WHL East First All-Star Team in 2002-03
- Served as Brandon (WHL) team captain in each of his final two seasons
- Ranked sixth in the WHL in goals, first in game-winning goals (11) and tied for eighth in power play goals (17) in 2002-03
- Tied for Brandon’s team lead in scoring in 2002-03
- Named Brandon’s team MVP following the 2001-02 season
- Led Brandon in scoring in 2000-01…
- Made his WHL debut by appearing in one game with Brandon in 1997-98 as a 16-year-old
- "Penguins sign Ryan Craig". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
- "Blue Jackets sign Ryan Craig, Jeremy Smith and Cody Bass to two-way contracts". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
- "Lightning news and notes". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2008-04-05. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
- "Parrish propels Admirals to fourth straight victory". Norfolk Admirals. 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
- Ryan Craig's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Ryan Craig's player profile at NHL.com
- Ryan Craig's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Winner of the CHL Humanitarian of the Year Award
|Winner of the WHL Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
|Captain of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins