NHL PLAYER, Ryan Dzingel
Born Mar 09, 1992 -- Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Selected by Ottawa Senators round 7 #204 overall 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Ryan Dzingel (born March 9, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey forward for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Senators in the seventh round (204th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
After an outstanding junior year with the Ohio State Buckeyes, Dzingel was named to the 2013–14 All-Big Ten First Team. Dzingel made his professional debut in 2013 with the Ottawa Senators' AHL farm team, the Binghamton Senators. On December 22, 2015, Dzingel made his NHL debut with Ottawa versus the Florida Panthers.
During the 2016–17 season, his first full year with the Senators, Dzingel recorded 14 goals and 32 points in 81 games. On July 21, 2017, the Senators re-signed Dzingel to a two-year, $3.6 million contract worth $1.8 million annually, avoiding arbitration.
On February 24, 2019, Dzingel, along with a 2019 seventh-round pick, was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Anthony Duclair and second-round picks in 2020 and 2021.
Blue Jackets land Dzingel before trade deadline day February 25, 2019
Ryan Dzingel was traded by the Ottawa Senators to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. It will be a homecoming of sorts for the 26-year-old winger, who played 3 years of college hockey in Columbus with Ohio State University. Dzingel, who is in the midst of a career-year, is excited at the prospect of helping the Blue Jackets fight for a playoff berth. In 57 games this season, the native of Wheaton, Illinois has already registered new career-highs in points (44) and assists (22).
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