Ryan Caldwell (ice hockey)

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Ryan Caldwell
Ryan Caldwell 2012 3.jpg
Born (1981-06-15) June 15, 1981 (age 35)
Brandon, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
AL team
Former teams
Oji Eagles
New York Islanders
Phoenix Coyotes
DEG Metro Stars
Ässät
Lukko
Eisbären Berlin
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
Schwenninger Wild Wings
Lørenskog IK
NHL Draft 202nd overall, 2000
New York Islanders
Playing career 2006–present

Ryan Caldwell (born June 15, 1981) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who is currently under contract to the Oji Eagles 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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] In August 2014, Caldwell and the Ice Tigers mutually agreed to terminate his contract.[2]

On August 26, 2014, the Schwenninger Wild Wings announced they had signed Caldwell.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 61 7 23 30 94
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 71 3 18 21 94 7 0 0 0 4
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 2
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
2010–11 Ässät SM-l 37 6 19 25 85 6 0 3 3 8
2011–12 Ässät SM-l 33 3 10 13 28 3 0 2 2 0
2012–13 Lukko SM-l 37 1 12 13 26
2012–13 Eisbären Berlin DEL 11 0 3 3 18 13 1 2 3 20
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
2015–16 Lørenskog IK GET 13 2 5 7 12 16 0 5 5 26
NHL totals 4 0 0 0 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2000–01
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2002 [6]
All-WCHA Second Team 2003–04
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2003–04
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 2004 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ryan Caldwell comes from the German masters" (in German). Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Caldwell leaving after a season". eishockey.net (in German). Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wild Wings Sign Ryan Caldwell". Schwenninger Wild Wings (in German). Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ "First personnel decisions". Schwenninger Wild Wings. 2015-03-07. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Eagles announce two foreign players" (in Japanese). Oji Eagles. 2016-07-22. Retrieved 2016-07-22. 
  6. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  7. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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