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NHL PLAYER, Bobby Ryan

BIOGRAPHY

Born Mar 17, 1987 -- Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
Selected by Anaheim Ducks round 1 #2 overall 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Bobby Ryan (born March 17, 1987) is an American winger currently playing for the Ottawa Senators . After winning national championships with his minor hockey team, the Los Angeles Junior Kings, he initially committed to playing for the U.S. National Under-18 Program. Despite telling Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams he would not play major junior, Ryan was selected by the Owen Sound Attack 7th overall in the 2003 OHL Selection Draft. He was convinced to play for the team and immediately began his major junior career with a 39-point rookie campaign in 2003–04. After improving to 89 points the following season, Ryan was drafted second overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

On April 22, 2009, was named a finalist for the Calder Trophy, along with Steve Mason from the Columbus Blue Jackets and Kris Versteeg from the Chicago Blackhawks. His linemates are Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf.   Ryan played for the United States in the 2006 World Junior Championships, where team USA lost to team Finland in the bronze medal game, earning them 4th place.

Four years later, Ryan was selected to Team USA for the 2010 Winter Olympics on January 1, 2010. He scored the United States' first goal of the tournament at 18:59 of the first period in their opening match against Ducks teammate Jonas Hiller of Switzerland. Team USA lost to team Canada in the gold medal game, earning Ryan a silver medal. Ryan scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the tournament.

On July 5, 2013, Ryan was acquired by the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forwards Jakob Silfverberg, Stefan Noesen, and a first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Source: Wikipedia

NEWS

Ryan scores another key goal in Senators’ win May 24, 2017

The Ottawa Senators forced a 7th and decisive game last night, defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 2-1. Bobby Ryan continued to be one of Ottawa’s go-to scorers of the playoffs, tallying the tying goal late in the second period. It was the Cherry Hill, New Jersey-native’s 6th goal and 15th point of the playoffs, both career-highs.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

Ryan strikes again in overtime triumph May 15, 2017

Bobby Ryan scored his third game-winning goal of the playoffs on Saturday night, propelling the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1, overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cherry Hill, New Jersey-native also added an assist, 2 shots on net and 3 blocked shots in the win. This is Ryan’s 6th trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and his most productive to date. He has set new career-highs in playoff points (11), assists (6) and game-winning goals (3).

For more on Ryan and Ottawa’s victory, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Ryan and MacArthur propel Senators into second round April 24, 2017

Bobby Ryan set up Clarke MacArthur for the game-winning goal in overtime last night, sending the Ottawa Senators into Round 2 with a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins. Ryan has been one of the revelations of the 2017 Playoffs, registering 7 points (4 goals, 3 assists) including two game-winning goals. MacArthur, meanwhile, has maybe been an even bigger story. Returning to action after missing nearly two years with concussion symptoms, the 32-year-old Albertan has scored two goals in the 2017 NHL Playoffs, including the biggest goal of the Ottawa Senators’ season last night.

For more on Ryan and MacArthur, keep reading the sportsnet.ca article here

Ryan and Karlsson help Senators stave off disaster April 18, 2017

Bobby Ryan played the hero last night, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Boston Bruins, 4-3. After watching Boston come back from a 3-0 deficit, Ryan and Karlsson hooked up for the overtime winner 5:43 into the extra period. Ryan went on to be named the 2nd star of the contest, while Karlsson would go on to register a game-high 30:15 of ice-time.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here.

Ryan excels in preseason win September 30, 2016

Bobby Ryan was named the 3rd star of the contest last night, as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 4-3. The Cherry Hill, New Jersey-native got the Senators off to a fast start in the 1st period, assisting on the first goal of the game before later scoring his team’s second on the power play. He would go on to finish the game with a +1 rating and 5 hits. The 29-year-old winger is coming off of a season that saw him tally 56 points (including 22 goals) in 81 games.

For more on Ryan and last night’s game, keep reading the ottawacitizen.com story here.

Ryan keeps point streak alive in win January 25, 2016

Bobby Ryan scored the opening goal in a 3-0 win over the New York Rangers last night, and in the process pushed his point-scoring streak to five games.  The 28-year-old sharpshooter is enjoying one of his best NHL campaigns since breaking into the league in 2007-08. Through 48 games, the Cherry Hill, New Jersey native has racked up an impressive 17 goals and 25 assists.

For more on Ryan and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.

Ryan sparks the comeback in Senators’ win January 05, 2016

Bobby Ryan scored the tying and winning goal last night, as the Ottawa Senators downed the St. Louis Blues in overtime, 3-2. The 28-year-old winger finished the game with two goals and an assist, along with six shots on net. The Cherry Hill, New Jersey-native is on pace for his best offensive season to date. Through 39 games, Ryan is averaging nearly a point per game, having tallied 13 goals and 23 assists.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com article here

Ryan sparks Senators’ offence in big win December 04, 2015

Bobby Ryan scored a goal and added two assists last night, guiding the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Cherry Hill, New Jersey-native would go on to be named the third star of the contest. It has been an excellent campaign to date for the star center. Ryan has been a point per game producer thus far, tallying 25 points (9 goals, 16 assists) in 25 games played.

For more on the game last night, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Ryan strikes twice in Sens victory November 06, 2015

Bobby Ryan scored two goals—once in regulation and once in the shootout—as the Ottawa Senators held on for a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets last night. The 28-year-old winger also led his team in shots with four.  The New Jersey-native has five points in his last five games, including four goals and a plus/minus rating of +4.

For more on Ryan and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com recap here

Ryan and Senators agree to long-term deal October 02, 2014

The Ottawa Senators locked up the centerpiece of their offence today, signing right winger Bobby Ryan to a seven-year, $50.75 million contract extension. The 27-year-old sniper has been a consistent scorer throughout his career, registering four, 30-goal campaigns in six full seasons in the NHL. For his career, the native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey has scored 170 goals and added 167 assists in 448 contests.

For more on Ryan, check out the nhl.com story here

Ryan and Puempel shine in Senators win September 25, 2014

It may have only been a preseason game, but the Senators 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday should leave a lasting impression on the team’s confidence, thanks to a two-goal performance by Bobby Ryan. The 27-year-old, who is coming off a sports hernia operation this past spring, will be looked upon to lead the Sens attack this coming season. Another bright spot was the contribution of Matt Puempel, who scored Ottawa’s other goal.  Drafted 24th overall in 2011, the 21-year-old has been impressive in training camp thus far, as he looks to build off of a 30-goal campaign in the AHL last year.

For more on Ryan and Puempel, keep reading the ottawasun.com story here

Ryan and Lehner shine in Sens victory November 08, 2013

Bobby Ryan provided the offense and Robin Lehner shut the door in net, as the Ottawa Senators cruised to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens last night. Ryan was in on three of the team’s four goals, a goal and two assists, and was named the game’s third star. The American-born winger has been a revelation in his first year with the Sens, leading the team in both goals (9) and points (18). Meanwhile, Robin Lehner has been a stabilizing force in net since incumbent Craig Anderson went down to injury.  He has won his last two games in impressive fashion, giving up just two goals on 67 shots in the process.

 

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the senatorsextra.com story here.

Karlsson, Ryan star in Senators win October 18, 2013

After starting the season on the road, the Ottawa Senators made the most of their home opener, winning 5-2 over the New Jersey Devils. Erik Karlsson and Bobby Ryan put the game out of reach early, both scoring within the first 7 minutes of play.  Karlsson finished the game with a goal and two assists, along with a +3 rating. Ryan had a goal and an assist, and was named 3rd star of the contest.

For more on the Senators win, keep reading the ottawacitizen.com piece here.

Bobby Ryan excited to line up with Spezza and Michalek October 03, 2013

Despite all the pressure that comes with replacing a fan-favourite like Daniel Alfredsson, Bobby Ryan is looking forward to putting up big numbers in Ottawa. With linemates like Spezza and Michalek, the trio has the potential to be among the elite in the NHL. With their season opener set for Friday in Buffalo, the 26-year-old American has his eyes set on an emphatic start to his career in an Ottawa Senators uniform.

For more on Ryan and the Ottawa Senators, keep reading the senatorsextra.com piece here.

Bobby Ryan scores in 1st preseason game; Karlsson solid September 16, 2013

It did not take long for Bobby Ryan to make an impression on his new teammates. Playing in his first preseason game for the Ottawa Senators, the Cherry Hill, New Jersey-native scored the winning goal in a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. The new No.1 line of Ryan, Spezza and Michalek made an impressive debut, participating in two of the three Senator goals. Erik Karlsson also looked good, playing over 26 minutes and registering two assists.

For more on Ryan and Karlsson, keep reading the montrealgazette.com article here.

Ryan excited by new challenge after leaving Anaheim on good terms September 03, 2013

After a rocky ride in California saw him deal with a constant barrage of trade rumours, the perennial 30-goal scorer is excited to be starting a new chapter with the Sens. Despite being the heir apparent to ex-captain Daniel Alfredsson, Ryan is more relieved than anything else by his move to Ottawa, and a likely first line pairing with Jason Spezza.

For more on Ryan, check out the cbssports.com article here.

Bobby Ryan getting used to life in Ottawa July 31, 2013

Just a few weeks removed from the blockbuster trade that saw him leave Anaheim for the Canadian capital, Bobby Ryan is beginning to understand how big hockey is in Canada. Despite the initial shock, the Cherry Hill, New Jersey-born player is starting to embrace the transition, and is excited to join the Senators after eight years with Ducks.

For more on Ryan’s move to Ottawa, keep reading the nhl.com article here.

Free Agency: Clarkson, Weiss, and Ribeiro headline big signings of the day July 05, 2013

With Day 1 of free agency now in full swing, here is a quick recap of some of the highlights thus far:

David Clarkson signed a long-term deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, averaging $5.25 million a year over seven years. The Maple Leafs also re-signed center Tyler Bozak, inking him to a five year, $21 million contract extension. For more on this story, keep reading the CBC.ca piece here.

Stephen Weiss is now a member of the Detroit Red Wings. After 10 seasons with the Florida Panthers, the 30-year-old centerman signed a deal worth $24.5 million over 5 years. For more on the Weiss signing, check out the Sports.Yahoo.com article here.

Mike Ribeiro is heading back south, this time as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes. The Montreal native signed a four-year, $22 million deal, rejoining his old coach with Dallas, Dave Tippett.  For more on Ribeiro’s move to the desert, check out the ESPN.com article here.

On the trade front, the biggest news of the day was the transaction involving the Ottawa Senators and the Anaheim Ducks.  The Senators acquired the services of Bobby Ryan in return for Stefan Noesen, Jacob Silfverberg, and a 1st round pick in 2014. Keep reading the CBC.ca story here.