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Bobby Ryan
Bobby Ryan.jpg
Position Left Wing, Center
Shoots Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
218 lb (99 kg)
NHL Team Ottawa Senators
Born (1987-03-17)March 17, 1987,
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2005
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Pro Career 2007 – present

Bobby Ryan (born Robert Shane Stevenson[1] on March 17, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 2nd overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Ryan grew up in Collingswood, New Jersey.[2]

Playing career

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

Ryan battles for the puck with Christian Ehrhoff during 2007 pre-season play.

Ryan closed out his OHL career after the 2006–07 season. Upon elimination in the playoffs, he was assigned by the Ducks to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the final 8 games of the AHL season. Ryan then started the 2007–08 season with the Ducks, scoring his first NHL goal in his debut against the Los Angeles Kings at The O2 arena in London, England.[3] Ryan was, however, sent back to the AHL to Portland after 4 games.[4] He was recalled on March 7, 2008, when Corey Perry's leg injury sidelined him for the remainder of the regular season.[5]

In the following 2008–09 season, Ryan once again made the opening roster, but was to be sent down to the Ducks' new AHL affiliate, the Iowa Chops, due to salary cap issues.[6] He was called up during the season and recorded a natural hat trick, the first hat trick of his NHL career, on January 8, 2009, against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center during a 4-3 loss. He became the first rookie in Ducks history to record a hat trick, and it was the fastest hat trick by any player in the 15-year history of the franchise.[7] On March 22, 2009, he broke the franchise rookie point record set by Dustin Penner, tallying 2 assists for 46th point of the year in a win against the Phoenix Coyotes.[8]

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.

On September 14, 2010, the Ducks signed Ryan to a five year contract worth $25.5 million.[9]

International play

Medal record
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Winter Olympics
Silver 2010 Vancouver

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.[10] 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.


Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Owen Sound Attack OHL 65 22 17 39 52 7 1 2 3 2
2004–05 Owen Sound Attack OHL 62 37 52 89 51 8 2 7 9 8
2005–06 Owen Sound Attack OHL 59 31 64 95 44 11 5 7 12 14
2006–07 Owen Sound Attack OHL 63 43 59 102 66 4 1 1 2 2
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 8 3 6 9 6
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 23 5 5 10 6 2 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Portland Pirates AHL 48 21 28 49 38 16 8 12 20 18
2008–09 Iowa Chops AHL 14 9 10 19 19
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 64 31 26 57 33 13 5 2 7 0
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 81 35 29 64 81
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 34 37 71 61 4 3 1 4 2
NHL totals 250 105 97 202 181 19 8 3 11 4
OHL totals 248 133 192 325 206 30 9 16 25 28


  1. U.S. Olympic hockey player Bobby Ryan reveals a dark family secret. Retrieved on 2010-02-26.
  2. Hicks, Jeff. "Disney flick made quite the impact; Bobby Ryan takes winding road to current role of NHL prospect", Waterloo Region Record, January 26, 2007. Accessed March 10, 2011. "That's how Bobby Ryan, the captain of the Owen Sound Attack, got hooked on hockey when he was a four-year-old growing up in Collingswood, NJ."
  3. "Kings crown Ducks in London opener", CBC, 2007-09-29. Retrieved on 2009-03-25. 
  4. Ducks send Ryan off to Portland. TSN. Retrieved on 2009-03-25.
  5. "Ducks forward Perry out at least six weeks", CBC, 2008-03-07. Retrieved on 2009-03-25. 
  6. Arritt, Dan. "Ducks send Bobby Ryan to minors in salary-cap move", Los Angeles Times, 2008-10-04. Retrieved on 2009-03-25. 
  7. Kings beat Ducks 4-3”, 9 January 2009. Retrieved on 17 January 2009. 
  8. Dillman, Lisa. "Ducks' third straight win move them closer to playoff spot", Los Angeles Times, 2009-03-23. Retrieved on 2009-03-25. 
  9. Bobby Ryan signs five-year deal with Ducks. Sporting News (2010-09-14). Retrieved on 2010-09-14.
  10. 2010 Olympic Preliminary game 1 boxscore

External links

Preceded by
Ladislav Smid
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Mark Mitera

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