Ryan Flinn (ice hockey)
April 20, 1980 |
Halifax, NS, CAN
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||143rd overall, 1998
New Jersey Devils
 Playing career
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. 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. 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. 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.
 Career statistics
|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|
|2000–01||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles||QMJHL||57||16||17||33||280||9||1||1||2||43|
|2001–02||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||10||0||0||0||51||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||19||1||0||1||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||2||0||0||0||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||61||2||4||6||166||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Kings win 3-2 over Hawks; Flinn taken to Hospital". CBS Sports. 2005-11-26. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- "Oilers Ink Ryan Flinn, Colin McDonald, T.J. Kemp and T.J. Reynolds". hockeyfights.com. 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- "Habs sign Ryan Flinn". Montreal Canadiens. 2008-07-07. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- "Flinn back in the mix in Rockford". Rockford IceHogs. 2009-11-17. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
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