Ryan Flinn (ice hockey)

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Ryan Flinn
Born (1980-04-20) April 20, 1980 (age 34)
Halifax, NS, CAN
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Rockford IceHogs
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 143rd overall, 1998
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2001–present

Ryan Flinn (born April 20, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger who currently is a free agent.

Playing career[edit]

Ryan Flinn is known as an enforcer. He was drafted in the fifth round, 143rd overall by the New Jersey Devils, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Selected from the QMJHL Flinn accumilated over 200 penalty minutes in each of his four full seasons with the Titans, Halifax Mooseheads and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

Unsigned from the Devils, Flinn began his professional career in the East Coast Hockey League with the Reading Royals. Leading the ECHL in penalty minutes, Flinn was signed to a try-out contract with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL, before signing with NHL affiliate, the Los Angeles Kings midway through the 2001–02 season and appearing in 10 NHL games. Flinn spent 2002–03 split between the Monarchs and the Kings, scoring his first NHL goal with the Kings.

After missing the majority of the 2004–05 season with the Monarchs due to a foot and leg injury, Ryan returned the following year, only to be lost to a serious concussion suffered against the Chicago Blackhawks on November 26, 2005.[1] With two consecutive injured seasons Ryan was released by the Kings. He was unable to attract other NHL interest was signed by the AHL's San Antonio Rampage for the 2006–07 season.

A free agent, the Edmonton Oilers signed Flinn to a one-year contract on July 17, 2007.[2] He was then assigned to the Springfield Falcons playing in 24 games before he was loaned to the Hershey Bears for the remainder of the year.

Flinn signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens on July 7, 2008.[3] Flinn never played with the Canadiens in 2008–09 as he was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs for the year. In the 2009–10 season, Ryan played two games for the Rockford Icehogs tallying nine penalty minutes, he was then released but later signed a Professional Try-Out agreement with the IceHogs on November 17, 2009.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Laval Titan College Francais QMJHL 23 3 2 5 66 2 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Laval Titan College Francais QMJHL 59 4 12 16 217 15 1 0 1 63
1998–99 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 44 3 4 7 195 23 2 0 2 37
1999–00 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 67 14 19 33 365
2000–01 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 57 16 17 33 280 9 1 1 2 43
2001–02 Reading Royals ECHL 20 1 3 4 120
2001–02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 37 0 1 1 113 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 10 0 0 0 51
2002–03 Manchester Monarchs AHL 27 2 2 4 95
2002–03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 1 0 1 28
2003–04 Manchester Monarchs AHL 59 3 5 8 164 6 0 0 0 4
2004–05 Manchester Monarchs AHL 14 1 1 2 112
2005–06 Manchester Monarchs AHL 6 0 1 1 38
2005–06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 5
2006–07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 61 2 4 6 166
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 24 0 1 1 82
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 17 3 0 3 53 2 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 52 2 2 4 122 4 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 20 2 2 4 74
NHL Totals 31 1 0 1 84

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings win 3-2 over Hawks; Flinn taken to Hospital". CBS Sports. 2005-11-26. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Oilers Ink Ryan Flinn, Colin McDonald, T.J. Kemp and T.J. Reynolds". hockeyfights.com. 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Habs sign Ryan Flinn". Montreal Canadiens. 2008-07-07. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  4. ^ "Flinn back in the mix in Rockford". Rockford IceHogs. 2009-11-17. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 

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