Ryan Vesce

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Ryan Vesce
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Born (1982-04-07) April 7, 1982 (age 34)
Lloyd Harbor, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
HIFK
San Jose Sharks
Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod
Skellefteå AIK
Espoo Blues
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
HC Dinamo Minsk
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present

Ryan Joseph Vesce (born April 7, 1982) is an American professional ice hockey center. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who previously played for HC Dinamo Minsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Undrafted, Vesce played hockey in college, then played professionally for leagues in North America and Europe.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Lloyd Harbor, New York, Vesce prepped at Portledge School and played high school hockey at Portledge School in Locust Valley, New York. and attended Cornell University, playing hockey for the Big Red from 2000 until 2004. He served as captain in his senior year and was a member of the Quill and Dagger society. After graduation, Vesce played for Rögle BK of the Swedish second league HockeyAllsvenskan. He returned to North America, and played two seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Springfield Falcons and Binghamton Senators. He returned to Europe for one season with HIFK of Helsinki.

In 2008, he returned to North America to sign with the Worcester Sharks of the San Jose Sharks organization, where he has been the team captain. He made his NHL debut on February 11, 2009 with San Jose against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh.[1] His first career NHL goal was scored on October 17, 2009 against Martin Biron of the New York Islanders.

On June 28, 2010 he again crossed the ocean and signed a two-year deal with Russian team, Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod, of the Kontinental Hockey League.

After splitting the 2012–13 season between Sweden and Finland, on May 29, 2013, Vesce returned to the KHL signing a one-year contract with Croatian team KHL Medveščak Zagreb.[2]

Vesce spent 6 seasons abroad before returning to North America as a free agent. On September 19, 2016, he signed a professional try-out contract to attend the training camp of the Edmonton Oilers.[3] At the conclusion of training camp and heading into the pre-season, Vesce was released from his try-out with the Oilers on September 28, 2016.

Personal[edit]

In 2006, Vesce co-founded the Salmon Cove lifestyle-inspired clothing line with Cornell hockey teammate Ben Wallace.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Cornell University ECAC 33 7 20 27 10
2001–02 Cornell University ECAC 35 10 20 30 10
2002–03 Cornell University ECAC 36 19 26 45 16
2003–04 Cornell University ECAC 27 10 16 26 14
2004–05 Rögle BK Allsv 43 20 25 45 51
2005–06 Springfield Falcons AHL 80 18 49 67 50
2006–07 Binghamton Senators AHL 90 16 35 51 51
2007–08 HIFK SM-l 56 26 18 44 42
2008–09 Worcester Sharks AHL 67 24 47 71 28 12 3 7 10 22
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 10 0 0 0 4
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 35 14 16 30 20 6 3 1 4 0
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 9 3 2 5 0
2010–11 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 51 25 23 48 18
2011–12 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 18 4 6 10 8 8 1 1 2 4
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK SEL 22 2 4 6 12
2012–13 Espoo Blues SM-l 14 2 4 6 10
2013–14 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 54 15 20 35 18 4 0 1 1 2
2014–15 Dinamo Minsk KHL 56 17 27 44 32 5 1 2 3 2
2015–16 Dinamo Minsk KHL 40 18 15 33 12
NHL totals 19 3 2 5 4
KHL totals 219 79 91 170 88 17 2 4 6 8

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2002–03
NCAA (ECAC) Second All-Star Team 2002–03
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2002–03

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Playing Roster". nhl.com. February 11, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Together again: Charles Linglet and Ryan Vesce sign with Bears" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak Zagreb. 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Oilers sign five to professional try-out contracts". Edmonton Oilers. 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2016-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Salmon Cove". Salmon Cove. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 

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