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Matthew Ryan (born November 12, 1983) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre who played for several teams in Europe as well as the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL.

Matt Ryan
Born (1983-11-12) November 12, 1983 (age 35)
Sharon, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Los Angeles Kings
DEL
Augsburger Panther
EIHL
Nottingham Panthers
Dundee Stars
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2004–2015

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Ryan played in the 1997 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Richmond Hill, Ontario.[1]

Undrafted, Ryan played junior hockey with the Wexford Raiders of the OPJHL before committing to a collegiate career at Niagara University of the College Hockey America.[citation needed] After posting 19 points in his freshman year, he left in his following sophomore year for the higher level of competition in the Ontario Hockey League.[citation needed] In his second year with the Guelph Storm in 2003–04, he scored a career high 77 points on the way to reaching the Memorial Cup.[citation needed]

On August 2, 2004, Ryan was signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year entry level contract. In 2004–05, his first professional season, he scored 24 points with the Kings AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs. He matched his offensive out with the Monarchs the following season and made his NHL debut with the Kings on December 31, 2005 against the Dallas Stars finishing 2005–06 with 12 games recording an assist.[2]

Ryan played the next two seasons strictly with Manchester before signing a one-year contract with German team, Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. During the 2008–09 season, his contract with the Panthers was suspended after he returned home to Canada for personal reasons on November 11, 2008.[3] Ryan returned later in the season and became the Panthers most dependable role player and was re-signed for a further year on June 10, 2009.[4]

On June 15, 2010, Ryan signed a one-year contract with Austrian league team, Villacher SV.[5]

On July 16, 2012, Ryan signed with Italian team Hockey Milano Rossoblu. He moved to the EIHL for the 2013-14 season, playing with the Nottingham Panthers. There he posted 64 points in 68 games and helped the team win the EIHL Challenge Cup. In August 2014, Ryan switched teams, signing a two-year contract with the Dundee Stars in the EIHL. For the 2014-15 season, he both played on the Stars and served as an assistant coach.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Wexford Raiders OPJHL 42 20 13 33 44
2001–02 Niagara University CHA 32 7 12 19 32
2002–03 Niagara University CHA 9 6 2 8 14
2002–03 Guelph Storm OHL 48 14 11 25 34 11 2 7 9 0
2003–04 Guelph Storm OHL 68 42 35 77 63 22 8 11 19 24
2004–05 Manchester Monarchs AHL 77 9 15 24 59 6 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Manchester Monarchs AHL 68 12 12 24 79 7 1 1 2 8
2005–06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 12 0 1 1 2
2006–07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 56 8 16 24 50 16 3 5 8 13
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 65 8 6 14 74 4 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Augsburger Panther DEL 25 11 7 18 57 4 2 1 3 8
2009–10 Augsburger Panther DEL 54 13 25 38 64 9 0 1 1 6
2010–11 Villacher SV EBEL 54 10 20 30 65 10 0 2 2 16
2011–12 IK Oskarshamn Swe.1 50 6 21 27 48 6 1 2 3 4
2012–13 Milano Rossoblu Serie A 38 9 15 24 46
2013–14 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 49 14 32 46 42
2014–15 Dundee Stars EIHL 18 3 7 10 14
NHL totals 12 0 1 1 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Garon stops 38 shots as Kings widen Pacific Division lead". CBS Sports. December 31, 2005. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved May 22, 2010.
  3. ^ "Matt Ryan contract suspended" (in German). Augsburger Panther. November 11, 2008. Retrieved November 20, 2008.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Matt Ryan is a panther" (in German). Augsburger Panther. April 10, 2009. Retrieved May 22, 2010.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Eagles sign experienced DEL center Matt Ryan" (in German). EC VSV. June 15, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  6. ^ "Dundee Stars sign Matt Ryan in 2 year deal". homeicerink.co.uk. August 15, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014.

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