Vesce with the San Jose Sharks in 2009
April 7, 1982 |
Lloyd Harbor, NY, USA
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|Position||Center / right wing|
|KHL Medveščak Zagreb
San Jose Sharks
Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod
Ryan Joseph Vesce (born April 7, 1982) is a professional ice hockey right winger. He currently plays for KHL Medveščak Zagreb in the KHL. Undrafted, Vesce played hockey in college, then played professionally for leagues in North America and Europe.
Born in Lloyd Harbor, New York, Vesce prepped at Portledge School and played high school hockey at Portledge School in Locust Valley, New York. and attended Cornell University, playing hockey for the Big Red from 2000 until 2004. He served as captain in his senior year and was a member of the Quill and Dagger society. After graduation, Vesce played for Rögle BK of the Swedish second league HockeyAllsvenskan. He returned to North America, and played two seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Springfield Falcons and Binghamton Senators. He returned to Europe for one season with HIFK of Helsinki.
In 2008, he returned to North America to sign with the Worcester Sharks of the San Jose Sharks organization, where he has been the team captain. He made his NHL debut on February 11, 2009 with San Jose against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. His first career NHL goal was scored on October 17, 2009 against Martin Biron of the New York Islanders.
On June 28, 2010 he again crossed the ocean and signed a two-year deal with Russian team, Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod, of the Kontinental Hockey League.
In 2006, Vesce co-founded the Salmon Cove lifestyle-inspired clothing line with Cornell hockey teammate Ben Wallace
|2008–09||San Jose Sharks||NHL||10||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||San Jose Sharks||NHL||9||3||2||5||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||KHL||51||25||23||48||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||KHL||18||4||6||10||8||8||1||1||2||4|
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||2002–03|
- "Playing Roster". nhl.com. February 11, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
- "Together again: Charles Linglet and Ryan Vesce sign with Bears" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak Zagreb. 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
- "Salmon Cove". Salmon Cove. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- Ryan Vesce's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Ryan Vesce's player profile at NHL.com
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