Ryan Hegarty

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Ryan Hegarty
Born (1990-05-16) May 16, 1990 (age 25)
Arlington, MA USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
GET team
Former teams
Frisk Asker
Fort Wayne Komets
Greenville Road Warriors
NHL Draft 113th overall, 2008
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2012–present

Ryan Havern Hegarty (born May 16, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing for Frisk Asker of the GET-ligaen (GET). Hegarty was originally drafted by the Anaheim Ducks, 113th overall, in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

After playing for the United States Men's National (NTDP) Under-17 and Under-18 teams from 2006-2008, Hegarty played NCAA Division 1 hockey for the University of Maine Black Bears of Hockey East from 2008-2012. After completing his college career at Maine, he signed with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch, a minor league affiliate of his draft team, the Anaheim Ducks. However he did not feature in any games for the Crunch.[1]

He was signed to an AHL contract with new Ducks affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, on September 21, 2012. During the 2012-13 season, he was reassigned to Admirals ECHL affiliate the Fort Wayne Komets.

On July 30, 2013, Hegarty left as a free agent from his association with the Ducks and signed to a one-year contract with the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL.[2]

After two seasons with the Road Warriors, Hegarty decided to pursue a European career and secured a one-year contract with Norwegian club, Frisk Asker of the GET-ligaen on May 28, 2015.[3]

Awards and Honors[edit]

Team Awards[edit]

Individual Awards[edit]

  • National finalist and HockeyEast nominee, Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award, 2012[4]
  • Winner, Shawn Walsh Defensive Player Award, 2012[5]
  • Winner, Ocean Properties Unsung Hero Award, 2012[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UMaine’s Ryan Hegarty signs with AHL’s Syracuse Crunch". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Road Warriors bolster blueline with Coyle and Hegarty". Greenville Road Warriors. 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  3. ^ "American defender signs" (in Norwegian). Frisk Asker. 2015-05-28. Retrieved 2015-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award, 2012". USCHO.com. 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  5. ^ a b "Shawn Walsh Best Defensive Player Award, 2012". goblackbears.com. 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 

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