Joakim Ryan
Born (1993-06-17)June 17, 1993,
Rumson, New Jersey, U.S.
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Los Angeles Kings
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 198th overall, 2012
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2015–present

Joakim Ryan (born June 17, 1993) is an American-born Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the seventh round (198th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Raised in Rumson, New Jersey, Ryan played high school hockey at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey.[1]

Ryan played collegiate hockey for the NCAA Division I Cornell Big Red men's ice hockey team which competes in the ECAC Hockey conference. In his junior year, Ryan's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2013–14 All-Ivy League First Team.[2]

At the completion of his senior season, Ryan was signed an entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks on March 26, 2015.[3] He was then assigned to then AHL affiliate, the Worcester Sharks, to complete the 2014–15 season.

He signed a new two-year contract extension with the Sharks on June 19, 2017.[4] He was recalled from the AHL on December 22, 2017,[5] and he scored his first two NHL goals in a 6–4 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on February 10, 2018.[6][7] He made his Stanley Cup playoffs debut on May 2, 2018, in a 4–0 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.[8] The Sharks ended up losing to the Knights in six games.

On July 1, 2019, Ryan signed as a free agent to a one-year, $725,000 contract with the Los Angeles Kings.[9]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Ryan is the son of former professional tennis player Catarina Lindqvist.[10]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 53 3 29 32 26 11 2 3 5 2
2011–12 Cornell University ECAC 34 7 10 17 20
2012–13 Cornell University ECAC 34 3 20 23 12
2013–14 Cornell University ECAC 32 8 16 24 27
2014–15 Cornell University ECAC 23 1 13 14 27
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 7 0 2 2 2
2015–16 San Jose Barracuda AHL 66 2 26 28 26 4 0 3 3 0
2016–17 San Jose Barracuda AHL 65 10 39 49 41 15 4 7 11 4
2017–18 San Jose Sharks NHL 62 3 9 12 8 3 0 0 0 0
2018–19 San Jose Sharks NHL 44 0 7 7 15 20 0 1 1 0
2019–20 Los Angeles Kings NHL 35 1 4 5 10
NHL totals 141 4 20 24 33 23 0 1 1 0

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Sweden U17 Bronze medal icon.svg 6 1 1 2 2
Junior totals 6 1 1 2 2

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Award Year
College
All-Ivy League First Team 2013–14 [11]
All-ECAC First Team 2014–15 [12]
All-ECAC Third Team 2015–16 [13]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Petrosemolo, Art. "A Natural Skater on a Big Stage", The Two River Times, March 23, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2018. "Still a teenager at 18, with uncommon skating skills, Rumson's Joakim Ryan is living his dream playing Division 1 hockey on the way to the NCAA tournament as a true freshman at Cornell University.... By the time Ryan enrolled at Christian Brothers Academy five years ago, he had already been part of youth development teams in this country and Sweden and showed the ability to excel."
  2. Ryan selected to All-Ivy Team. Cornell Big Red (March 6, 2014). Retrieved on March 6, 2014.
  3. Sharks Sign Defenseman Joakim Ryan. National Hockey League. Retrieved on March 26, 2015.
  4. Sharks re-sign defenseman Joakim Ryan. San Jose Sharks (June 19, 2017). Retrieved on June 19, 2017.
  5. Sharks Recall Defenseman Joakim Ryan. National Hockey League (December 22, 2017). Retrieved on February 11, 2018.
  6. Ryan Scores First Career NHL Goal. National Hockey League (February 11, 2018). Retrieved on February 12, 2018.
  7. GAME STORY: Sharks 6, Oilers 4. National Hockey League (February 11, 2018). Retrieved on February 11, 2018.
  8. San Jose Sharks Rookie Joakim Ryan Excels in Playoff Debut (May 4, 2018). Retrieved on May 6, 2018.
  9. Joakim Ryan, Martin Frk sign 1-year contracts. Los Angeles Kings (July 1, 2019). Retrieved on July 1, 2019.
  10. "Sharks game is Garden party for father and son", The Mercury News, October 23, 2017. Retrieved on February 12, 2018. 
  11. Men's All-Ivy Team announced. iveleaguesports.com (March 6, 2014). Retrieved on March 6, 2014.
  12. 2014–15 Mens Awards. ECAC Hockey (March 9, 2015). Retrieved on March 9, 2015.
  13. Awards – NCAA (ECAC) Second All-Stat Team. Eliteprospects.com.

External links[edit | edit source]


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