Reaves during his brief tenure with the Penguins in 2017
January 20, 1987|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)|
Vegas Golden Knights|
St. Louis Blues
156th overall, 2005|
St. Louis Blues
Ryan Reaves (born January 20, 1987) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the St. Louis Blues and Pittsburgh Penguins.
St. Louis Blues
Reaves was recalled from the Peoria Rivermen by the Blues on October 10, 2010, after Cam Janssen suffered a concussion from a hit to the head in the Blues season opener on October 9. Reaves made his NHL debut on October 11, 2010. In his first game, he served 15 penalty minutes in the Blues' 5–1 win over the Anaheim Ducks. He was returned to Peoria after two games with the Blues as Vladimír Sobotka returned from the IR. He later scored his first NHL goal on January 12, 2011, again against the Ducks, on goaltender Jonas Hiller.
On June 23, 2017, after seven seasons with the Blues, Reaves was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with a second-round pick (51st overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Oskar Sundqvist and the Penguins' first-round pick (31st overall) in the 2017 draft. In the 2017–18 season, Reaves added muscle to the Penguins lower lines, providing 4 goals and 8 points in 58 games.
Vegas Golden Knights
On February 23, 2018, Reaves was involved in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights. The Penguins received Tobias Lindberg from the Golden Knights in exchange for Reaves as part of a three-way trade also involving the Ottawa Senators. Reaves scored the series-winning goal over the Winnipeg Jets that qualified the Golden Knights for the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals. He also scored in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals in a 6-4 Golden Knights victory, though Washington would come back and win the next four games.
On July 1, Reaves signed a two-year contract with the Golden Knights.
Reaves is the son of Willard Reaves, a former professional football player in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and National Football League (NFL). At the time of his birth in Winnipeg, his father was a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. His brother, Jordan Reaves is a player with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
|2004–05||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||64||7||9||16||79||23||2||4||6||43|
|2005–06||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||68||14||14||28||91||6||0||1||1||8|
|2006–07||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||69||15||20||35||76||11||1||4||5||19|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||28||2||2||4||78||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||St. Louis Blues||NHL||60||3||1||4||124||2||0||0||0||0|
|2012–13||Orlando Solar Bears||ECHL||13||6||3||9||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||St. Louis Blues||NHL||43||4||2||6||79||6||0||0||0||2|
|2013–14||St. Louis Blues||NHL||63||2||6||8||126||6||0||0||0||6|
|2014–15||St. Louis Blues||NHL||81||6||6||12||116||6||1||0||1||0|
|2015–16||St. Louis Blues||NHL||64||3||1||4||68||5||0||0||0||7|
|2016–17||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||7||6||13||104||11||0||0||0||8|
|2017–18||Vegas Golden Knights||NHL||21||0||2||2||10||10||2||0||2||18|
|2018–19||Vegas Golden Knights||NHL||80||9||11||20||74||7||0||0||0||17|
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