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Michael Ryan (ice hockey)

Michael Ryan (born May 16, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League. He is currently an assistant coach of the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL. Ryan was selected by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round (32nd overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan 2006.jpg
Born (1980-05-16) May 16, 1980 (age 39)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Carolina Hurricanes
Pori Ässät
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 1999
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2003–2016

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Ryan played in the 1994 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from South Shore.[1]

Ryan was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the second round, 32nd overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Ryan's rights were traded by the Stars to Buffalo, along with a draft pick, on March 10, 2003, in exchange for Stu Barnes.[citation needed]

After playing four seasons for Northeastern University, where he led the team in goals his final three years as a Husky, Ryan made his professional debut with the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, in the 2003–04 season. He made his NHL debut with the Sabres in the 2006–07 season, appearing in 19 games.[2] He scored his first two career NHL goals on March 2, 2007 against David Aebischer and the Montreal Canadiens in an 8-5 Sabres victory.[3]

Ryan signed a one-year deal with the HC Dinamo Minsk on August 9, 2008, but reported to the Nashville Predators training camp as a free agent tryout on September 19, 2008.[4] He was subsequently released.[citation needed]

On October 31, 2008, Ryan was signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a 1-year deal and was assigned to their affiliate, the Albany River Rats.[5] Ryan played in 18 games for the Hurricanes during the 2008–09 season and was re-signed to another one-year contract on July 1, 2009.[citation needed]

On October 24, 2010, Ryan signed a professional tryout (PTO) contract with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL.[6]

On November 23, 2010, the Philadelphia Flyers signed Ryan to a one-year contract and assigned him to their AHL affiliate the Adirondack Phantoms.[7] On August 9, 2011, the Buffalo Sabres signed Ryan to a one-year contract to play for their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans.[8]

On May 10, 2012, Ryan left for Europe and signed a one-year contract with Ässät of the Finnish SM-liiga.[9]

on June 20, 2013 Ryan signed one-year contract with new KHL team Medveščak Zagreb from Croatia.[10]

Following the 2015–16 season in Finland, having played in only 3 games, Ryan announced his retirement from professional hockey. Beginning with the 2016–17 season, Ryan was selected as an assistant coach of the inaugural Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League, affiliate to the Florida Panthers.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Boston College High USHS 23 22 14 36 28
1998–99 Boston College High USHS 21 20 24 44 22
1999–00 Northeastern University HE 32 4 9 13 47
2000–01 Northeastern University HE 33 17 12 29 52
2001–02 Northeastern University HE 36 24 15 39 54
2002–03 Northeastern University HE 34 18 14 32 30
2003–04 Rochester Americans AHL 45 3 9 12 31
2004–05 Rochester Americans AHL 59 11 11 22 20 5 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Rochester Americans AHL 56 15 22 37 75
2006–07 Rochester Americans AHL 50 28 23 51 68 6 4 0 4 4
2006–07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 19 3 2 5 2
2007–08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 46 4 4 8 30
2008–09 Albany River Rats AHL 40 25 17 42 34
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 18 0 2 2 2
2009–10 Albany River Rats AHL 3 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 6 1 2 3 0
2010–11 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 52 25 16 41 47
2011–12 Rochester Americans AHL 8 1 3 4 19 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Ässät SM-l 53 18 18 36 54 13 5 4 9 16
2013–14 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 39 10 7 17 28 4 0 0 0 4
2014–15 Ässät Liiga 7 2 2 4 8
2015–16 Ässät Liiga 3 1 1 2 2
NHL totals 83 7 8 15 34

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ryan inks deal". Sabres.nhl.com. July 5, 2007. Archived from the original on June 30, 2009. Retrieved October 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "Sabres trample Canadiens". hockeyreference.com. March 2, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2007.
  4. ^ "Predators training camp roster" (PDF). Predators.nhl.com. September 18, 2008. Retrieved October 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Hurricanes ink forward Michael Ryan". Hurricanes.nhl.com. October 31, 2008. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved November 1, 2008.
  6. ^ "Falcons Sign Michael Ryan to PTO Contract". OurSports Central. October 24, 2010. Retrieved November 12, 2010.
  7. ^ "Former All-Star Ryan joins Phantoms". timesunion.com. November 23, 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  8. ^ "Sabres sign Michael Ryan, Paul Szczechera to one-year deals". Buffalo Sabres. August 9, 2011. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  9. ^ "Assat come to terms with former NHL'er Ryan". Ässät. May 10, 2012. Archived from the original on August 13, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
  10. ^ "Medvescak signed another forward" (in Croatian). "Medveščak Zagreb". June 20, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013.

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