Ryan Tocher

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Ryan Tocher
Born (1975-06-14) June 14, 1975 (age 41)
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shot Right
Played for Colorado Gold Kings
Fresno Falcons
Johnstown Chiefs
NHL Draft 101st overall, 1993
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1999–2006

Ryan Tocher (born June 14, 1975) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman.


Tocher skated with the Niagara Falls Thunder in 1991, skating on a team with future NHL players Ethan Moreau and Manny Legace. In 1993, Tocher was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 4th round of the NHL Entry Draft, going 101st overall. He would turn pro with the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL, joining the team halfway through the 1999-2000 ECHL season and remained with the Chiefs until the completion of the 2000-01 season.

Tocher split time between the Colorado Gold Kings and the Fresno Falcons of the WCHL during the 2001-02 season, and returned to his hometown of Hamilton shortly after. He would skate for the OHA's Dundas Real McCoys from 2002-06 before retiring from professional hockey after the completion of the 2005-06 season.


Since his retirement from hockey, Tocher is now a police officer in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was initially charged for assault on Po La Hay in Hamilton Ontario after executing a search warrant to the wrong house. Tocher was later cleared of charges. The judge said the province did not have enough evidence to prove excessive force was used.

In February 2012, Constable Ryan Tocher has once again been named the subject officer by the province’s Special Investigations Unit in relation to a fatal Hamilton shooting (he was the shooter) . No other Hamilton police officer has ever faced three separate SIU investigations.

He has since been cleared of this incident.


2005-06, J. Ross Robertson Trophy (OHA Senior A Championship), as a member of the Dundas Real McCoys

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