Ryan Keller

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Ryan Keller
Keller Ryan Blues.jpg
Keller playing for Espoo Blues in Finland, in February 2008
Born (1984-01-06) January 6, 1984 (age 30)
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NLA team
Former teams
Genève-Servette HC
Grand Rapids Griffins
Muskegon Fury
Syracuse Crunch
Espoo Blues
Binghamton Senators
Ottawa Senators
Oklahoma City Barons
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present

Ryan Keller (born January 6, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Keller is currently playing for ZSC Lions of the National League A. He previously played for Espoo Blues of the Finnish SM-liiga, various North American minor league teams, and the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Keller spent four seasons playing junior hockey in the Western Hockey League for the Saskatoon Blades. Since turning pro in 2005, Keller has had spells in the American Hockey League for the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Syracuse Crunch and also in the United Hockey League for the Muskegon Fury. In 2005, Keller played pre-season games for Sparta Warriors in Norway, before leaving to train with the NHL Detroit Red Wings. In 2007 he moved to Finland, signing for Espoo Blues. He played on the team for two seasons, leading the team in scoring in both seasons.[1][2]

Keller returned to North America in 2009 to sign with the Ottawa Senators. Keller was assigned to the Binghamton Senators to start the 2009–10 season. Keller was recalled to Ottawa on November 24, and he played his first NHL game on November 25, 2009 against the New Jersey Devils.[3] After leading Binghamton with 34 goals Keller was re-signed with a one-year contract by Ottawa on May 19, 2010.[4] Keller was named captain of the Senators who would go on to win the Calder Cup in 2011.

After playing for the Binghamton Senators of the AHL in 2010–11, as a free agent, on July 4, 2011, Keller signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Saskatoon Blades WHL 52 18 23 41 58 7 1 2 3 14
2002–03 Saskatoon Blades WHL 66 38 41 79 101 6 7 1 8 8
2003–04 Saskatoon Blades WHL 72 24 20 44 59
2004–05 Saskatoon Blades WHL 67 40 33 73 63 4 1 1 2 9
2005–06 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 10 1 0 1 14 13 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Muskegon Fury UHL 65 41 40 81 79 3 2 2 4 0
2006–07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 38 9 8 17 26
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 22 5 9 14 14
2007–08 Espoo Blues SM-l 47 22 22 44 24 17 3 6 9 22
2008–09 Espoo Blues SM-l 54 21 34 55 38 14 9 7 16 4
2009–10 Binghamton Senators AHL 72 34 34 68 48
2009–10 Ottawa Senators NHL 6 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Binghamton Senators AHL 71 32 19 51 38 23 10 15 25 8
NHL totals 6 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Canada WJC18 8 2 0 2 14
Junior int'l totals 8 2 0 2 14

Awards and honours[edit]

  • 2011 – reGen Muscle Recovery Beverage/AHL Performance of the Playoffs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pistepörssi: Blues 2007–08 Päivitetty 26.11.2009 klo 21.58". SM-Liiga. 
  2. ^ "Pistepörssi: Blues 2007–08 Päivitetty 26.11.2009 klo 21.58". SM-Liiga. 
  3. ^ Brodie, Rob (November 25, 2009). "Keller answers Senators' call". Ottawa Senators. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Senators re-sign forward Ryan Keller to one-year contract". oursportscentral. May 19, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  5. ^ "Oilers add depth, signing Calder Cup hero Keller". The Sports Network. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 

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