Ryan Kraft

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Ryan Kraft
Born (1975-11-07) November 7, 1975 (age 38)
Bottineau, ND, USA
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
DEL team
Former teams
Kassel Huskies (Ger)
Kassel Huskies (DEL)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Cleveland Barons (AHL)
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Kentucky Thoroughblades (AHL)
Richmond Renegades (ECHL)
NHL Draft 194th overall, 1995
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1998–2010

Ryan Kraft (born November 7, 1975 in Bottineau, North Dakota and raised in Moorhead, Minnesota) is a retired professional ice hockey player. He is currently an assistant coach for the Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League.

ECHL[edit]

As a member of the Sharks' ECHL affiliate in Richmond, Kraft was named to the ECHL All-Star Team during the 1998-99 season and the 1999-2000 season.[1] Kraft would finish his rookie season as a point-per-game player, scoring 64 points in 63 games during the regular season. Kraft would also go on to score 20 points in 18 post-season games in that same season. Richmond would go on to lose to eventual Kelly Cup Champion Mississippi in overtime of the seventh and deciding game of the Finals.

NHL[edit]

Kraft had previously played for the San Jose Sharks of the NHL, scoring one assist in seven games.

Coaching career[edit]

On January 29, 2013, it was announced that Kraft would serve as assistant coach of the Minnesota Magicians in the North American Hockey League.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A P PIM
1994–95 Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA 44 13 33 46 44 - - - - -
1995–96 Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA 41 13 24 37 24 - - - - -
1996–97 Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA 42 25 21 46 37 - - - - -
1997–98 Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA 32 11 26 37 16 - - - - -
1998–99 Richmond Renegades ECHL 63 28 36 64 35 18 10 10 20 4
1999–00 Richmond Renegades ECHL 44 32 35 67 32 - - - - -
1999–00 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 15 7 6 13 2 5 3 1 4 0
1999–00 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 1 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
2000–01 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 77 38 50 88 36 3 2 0 2 0
2001–02 Cleveland Barons AHL 63 19 41 60 42 - - - - -
2002–03 San Jose Sharks NHL 7 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
2002–03 Cleveland Barons AHL 53 14 27 41 12 - - - - -
2003–04 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 74 15 21 36 20 6 2 2 4 0
2004–05 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 38 9 9 18 12 - - - - -
2005–06 Kassel Huskies DEL 49 17 31 48 34 - - - - -
2006–07 Kassel Huskies Ger 50 18 22 40 0 - - - - -
NHL totals 7 0 1 1 0 - - - - -

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 1994–95
WCHA All-Tournament Team 1995 [3]
All-WCHA Third Team 1996–97
WCHA All-Tournament Team 1997 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.echl.com/upload_images/2007AllStarMediaNotes.pdf
  2. ^ "Magicians announce coaching staff". North American Hockey League. January 29, 2013. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

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