Ryan Caldwell (ice hockey)
June 15, 1981|
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
Daemyung Killer Whales|
New York Islanders
DEG Metro Stars
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
Schwenninger Wild Wings
202nd overall, 2000|
New York Islanders
Ryan Caldwell (born June 15, 1981) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who is currently under contract to the Daemyung Killer Whales of the Asia League Ice Hockey (AL). During the 2005–06 season he played two games for the New York Islanders and two more in the 2007–08 season for the Phoenix Coyotes.
Prior to his professional career, Caldwell was an All-American defenceman and captained the University of Denver Pioneers to the 2004 NCAA Championship.
After two seasons in the SM-liiga with Ässät, Caldwell signed with fellow Finnish club, Lukko Rauma. During the 2012-13 season, he was mutually released from his contract and returned to the German DEL, with Eisbären Berlin.
On May 7, 2013, Caldwell was signed as a free agent to a two-year contract with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. In August 2014, Caldwell and the Ice Tigers mutually agreed to terminate his contract.
On August 26, 2014, the Schwenninger Wild Wings announced they had signed Caldwell. In the 2014–15 season, Caldwell contributed with 23 points in 52 games from the blueline, however was unable to lift the Wild Wings into the playoffs. On March 7, 2015, the Wild Wings opted not to offer Caldwell a new contract, rendering him a free agent.
After joining Norwegian club, Lørenskog IK midway through the 2015–16 season, Caldwell continued his journeyman career in the following summer by signing a one-year deal with Japanese club, Oji Eagles of the Asia League on July 22, 2016.
|1999–00||Thunder Bay Flyers||USHL||46||3||20||23||152||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||U. of Denver||WCHA||36||3||20||23||76||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||U. of Denver||WCHA||40||3||16||19||76||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||U. of Denver||WCHA||38||5||14||19||58||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||U. of Denver||WCHA||42||15||12||27||96||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||73||2||19||21||65||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||61||3||12||15||38||7||1||1||2||2|
|2005–06||New York Islanders||NHL||2||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||71||3||18||21||94||7||0||0||0||4|
|2008–09||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||47||4||14||18||132||15||3||7||10||33|
|2009–10||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||55||5||16||21||75||3||0||0||0||6|
|2013–14||Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers||DEL||46||2||19||21||79||6||0||0||0||4|
|2014–15||Schwenninger Wild Wings||DEL||52||3||20||23||48||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|All-WCHA Rookie Team||2001|
|WCHA All-Tournament Team||2002|||
|All-WCHA Second Team||2004|
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2004|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||2004|||
- "Ryan Caldwell comes from the German masters" (in German). Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. May 7, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- "Caldwell leaving after a season". eishockey.net (in German). Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- "Wild Wings Sign Ryan Caldwell". Schwenninger Wild Wings (in German). Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- "First personnel decisions". Schwenninger Wild Wings. March 7, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
- "Eagles announce two foreign players" (in Japanese). Oji Eagles. July 22, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
- "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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