July 1, 1993 |
Orangeville, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Texas Stars (AHL)
|NHL Draft||44th overall, 2011
|Competitor for Canada|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
Brett Ritchie (born July 1, 1993) is a Canadian ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Texas Stars in the American Hockey League. He played his junior hockey with the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League.
Major junior career
In 2009-10 Ritchie scored 13 goals and 16 assists in 65 games during his first season in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). During his second season he missed approximately a month of the season due to mononucleosis, but despite playing just 49 games, his scoring improved to 21 goals and 20 assists during the 2010–11 season. Unfortunately, due to his illness during the mid-season, Ritchie missed his opportunity to play in the 2011 CHL Top Prospects Game.
On January 5, 2012 Ritchie was traded to the Niagara Icedogs for Guelph's 2012 2nd round pick, Peterborough's 2014 2nd round pick, and Niagara's own 2013 2nd and 5th round picks - all of which Sarnia immediately traded to Mississauga to acquire goalie JP Anderson.
On July 11, 2012, Ritchie signed an entry-level contract with Dallas Stars.
Brett's younger brother, Nick Ritchie (born December 5, 1995), plays in the OHL with the Peterborough Petes. During the 2012-13 season Nick played with Team Canada to win gold medals at both the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships.
Regular season and playoffs
Awards and honours
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge Silver Medal (Team Ontario)||2010|||
|IIHF World U18 Championship Team Canada||2011|||
- Brett Ritchie's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Brett Ritchie's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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