Bobby Ryan

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Bobby Ryan
Bobby Ryan - Ottawa Senators.jpg
Ryan in 2013.
Born (1987-03-17) March 17, 1987 (age 28)
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Ottawa Senators
Anaheim Ducks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2005
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 2007–present

Bobby Shane Ryan (born Robert Shane Stevenson;[1] March 17, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently a member of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted second overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He played five seasons with the Ducks before being traded to the Senators in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Ryan was born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey,[2] and grew up in Collingswood, attending Queen of Heaven for grade school.[3][4]

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

After winning national championships with his minor hockey team, the Los Angeles Junior Kings, Ryan initially committed to playing for the USA Hockey's National Team Development Program at the under-18 level.[5] Despite telling Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams he would not play major junior, Ryan was selected by the Owen Sound Attack seventh overall in the 2003 OHL Selection Draft. He was ultimately persuaded to play for the team[5] and immediately began his major junior career with a 39-point rookie campaign in 2003–04. After improving to 89 points the following season, Ryan was drafted second overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.[2]

Professional[edit]

Ryan with the Iowa Chops in November 2008.

Ryan closed out his OHL career after the 2006–07 season. Upon elimination in the playoffs, he was assigned by the Ducks to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the final eight games of the 2006–07 AHL season. He then started the 2007–08 season with the Ducks, scoring his first career NHL goal in his debut against the Los Angeles Kings at The O2 arena in London, England.[6] Ryan was, however, sent back to Portland after four games.[7] He was recalled on March 7, 2008, when Corey Perry's leg injury sidelined him for the remainder of the regular season.[8]

Ryan with the Ducks in 2012.

In the following 2008–09 season, Ryan once again made the opening roster, but was to be sent down to the Ducks' new AHL affiliate, the Iowa Chops, due to salary cap issues.[9] He was recalled during the season and recorded a natural hat-trick, the first hat-trick of his NHL career, on January 8, 2009, against Los Angeles at the Staples Center in a 4–3 loss. In doing so, he became the first rookie in Ducks history to record a hat-trick, it being the fastest of any player in the 15-year history of the franchise.[10] On March 22, 2009, Ryan broke the franchise rookie point record set by Dustin Penner after tallying two assists for his 46th point in an Anaheim win over the Phoenix Coyotes.[11]

On April 22, 2009, Ryan was named a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy, along with Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Kris Versteeg of the Chicago Blackhawks—Mason ultimately won the award.

On September 14, 2010, just prior to the 2010–11 season, the Ducks signed Ryan to a five-year, $25.5 million contract extension.[12] On December 12, during a game against the Minnesota Wild, left-handed captain Mikko Koivu stole Ryan's stick while in the Ducks' offensive zone, whereupon the right-handed Ryan picked up Koivu's stick and scored a goal with it. The play was later named number one on TSN's SportsCentre's "Top 10 NHL Oddities" list.

On November 24, 2012, Ryan participated in Operation Hat Trick, a charity hockey game at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims.[13]

On July 5, 2013, Ryan was acquired by the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forwards Jakob Silfverberg, Stefan Noesen and a first-round draft pick in 2014. Ryan registered 23 goals in his first season with the Senators, a season cut short by injury—on March 27, 2014, it was announced via Twitter that he would undergo season-ending sports hernia surgery to repair an injury he had been dealing with since November 2013.[14]

On October 2, 2014, the Senators announced they had signed Ryan to a seven-year, $50.75 million contract extension, a deal that would keep him with the team through the 2021–22 season.[15] Ryan responded with his first All-Star Game appearance after being selected to represent Team Foligno at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio, on January 25, 2015.[16]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for  United States
Winter Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2010 Vancouver

Ryan played for the United States at the 2006 World Junior Championships, where the team lost to Finland in the bronze medal game, earning them a fourth place finish.

Four years later, Ryan was selected to Team USA for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver on January 1, 2010. He scored the U.S.' first goal of the tournament at 18:59 of the first period in their opening match against then-Ducks teammate Jonas Hiller of Switzerland.[17] Team USA eventually lost to Canada in the gold medal game, earning Ryan and the Americans a silver medal. He scored one goal and one assist in the tournament.

In 2014, Ryan was passed over by the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team despite his strong play during the first half of the 2013–14 season. This snub created somewhat of a controversy surrounding Ryan's play and U.S. Olympic Team.[18]

Awards[edit]

Ryan battles for the puck with Christian Ehrhoff during 2007 pre-season play.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Owen Sound Attack OHL 65 22 17 39 52 7 1 2 3 2
2004–05 Owen Sound Attack OHL 62 37 52 89 51 8 2 7 9 8
2005–06 Owen Sound Attack OHL 59 31 64 95 44 11 5 7 12 14
2006–07 Owen Sound Attack OHL 63 43 59 102 66 4 1 1 2 2
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 8 3 6 9 6
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 23 5 5 10 6 2 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Portland Pirates AHL 48 21 28 49 38 16 8 12 20 18
2008–09 Iowa Chops AHL 14 9 10 19 19
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 64 31 26 57 33 13 5 2 7 0
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 81 35 29 64 81
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 34 37 71 61 4 3 1 4 2
2011–12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 31 26 57 53
2012–13 Mora IK HA 11 10 3 13 8
2012–13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 46 11 19 30 17 7 2 2 4 0
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 70 23 25 48 45
2014–15 Ottawa Senators NHL 78 18 36 54 24 6 2 0 2 0
NHL totals 526 188 203 391 320 32 12 5 17 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 United States WJC 4th 7 3 4 7 0
2010 United States Oly 2nd 6 1 1 2 2
2012 United States WC 7th 8 5 2 7 0
Junior totals 7 3 4 7 0
Senior totals 14 6 3 9 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Olympic hockey player Bobby Ryan reveals a dark family secret". nj.com. Retrieved February 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Bobby Ryan". Hockey-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ Hicks, Jeff (January 26, 2007). "Disney flick made quite the impact; Bobby Ryan takes winding road to current role of NHL prospect". Waterloo Region Record. 
  4. ^ O'Connor, Tommy. "The Secret Life of Bobby Ryan". www.youtube.com. Hockey Media Nation. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Bobby Ryan's amazing story". The Score. Retrieved March 25, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Kings crown Ducks in London opener". CBC. September 29, 2007. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Ducks send Ryan off to Portland". TSN. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Ducks forward Perry out at least six weeks". CBC. March 7, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  9. ^ Arritt, Dan (October 4, 2008). "Ducks send Bobby Ryan to minors in salary-cap move". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Kings beat Ducks 4-3". Associated Press. January 9, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2009. 
  11. ^ Dillman, Lisa (March 23, 2009). "Ducks' third straight win move them closer to playoff spot". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Bobby Ryan signs five-year deal with Ducks". Sporting News. September 14, 2010. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  13. ^ "The Newark Star Ledger section 5, pg. 2. November 25, 2012". 
  14. ^ Senators, Ottawa. "Bryan Murray on Bobby Ryan". Chris Lund. 
  15. ^ "Senators name Erik Karlsson captain, Bobby Ryan signs extension". CBC.ca. October 2, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Here are your 2015 NHL All-Star teams". Yahoo! Sports. January 23, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  17. ^ "2010 Olympic Preliminary game 1 boxscore". Vancouver2010.com. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  18. ^ Muir, Allan (January 2, 2014). "Bobby Ryan: Team USA’s Brian Burke "gutless" after Sochi Olympics snub". SI.com. 

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Preceded by
Ladislav Smid
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Mark Mitera