Nick Ritchie
Born (1995-12-05)December 5, 1995,
Orangeville, Ontario
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
226 lb (103 kg; 16 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Anaheim Ducks
Ntl. team Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada
NHL Draft 10th overall, 2014
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2015–present

Nicholas Ritchie (born December 5, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing with the Anaheim Ducks in the National Hockey League (NHL). Ritchie was selected by the Ducks in the first round (10th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. His older brother, Brett Ritchie, was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Junior[edit | edit source]

Ritchie was a top rated prospect who was ranked #7 on the NHL Central Scouting Bureau final list of 2014 NHL Draft eligible North American skaters.[1]

During the 2012-13 season Ritchie played with the Canada men's national under-18 ice hockey team to win gold medals at both the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships.

On August 2, 2014, the Ducks announced that they had signed Ritchie to a three-year entry level contract.[2]

On January 7, 2015, Ritchie was traded by the Peterborough Petes to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, along with teammate Connor Boland, in exchange for Kyle Jenkins and four draft picks.[3].

Professional[edit | edit source]

Ritchie began the 2015-16 season in the AHL, with the Ducks affiliate, the San Diego Gulls. He was called up by the Ducks on November 14th 2015, and split the rest of the season between the NHL and AHL. He was called up by the Ducks once again at the end of the season, where he recorded his first career NHL goal against Keith Kinkaid of the New Jersey Devils on March 14th 2016. He recorded 4 points in 33 games for the Ducks that season. He was given a permanent spot on their roster for the 2016-17 season.

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 Georgetown Raiders OJHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Peterborough Petes OHL 62 16 23 39 60
2012–13 Peterborough Petes OHL 41 18 17 35 50
2013–14 Peterborough Petes OHL 61 39 35 74 136 11 5 5 10 24
2014–15 Peterborough Petes OHL 25 14 18 32 69
2014–15 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 23 15 15 30 44 14 13 13 26 28
2015–16 San Diego Gulls AHL 38 16 14 30 59 9 5 3 8 20
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 33 2 2 4 37
NHL totals 33 2 2 4 37
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Ontario Canada Ontario
Ice hockey
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Bronze 2012 Windsor
Competitor for  Canada
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2012 Piešťany
IIHF World U18 Championship
Gold 2013 Russia
IIHF World U20 Championship
Gold 2015 Canada

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Canada Ontario WHC17 Bronze medal icon.svg 3 1 2 3 2
2012 Canada IH18 Gold medal icon.svg 5 1 1 2 31
2013 Canada WJC18 Gold medal icon.svg 4 1 3 4 10
2015 Canada WJC Gold medal icon.svg 7 1 0 1 6
Junior totals 19 4 6 10 49

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Awards Year
OHL All-Rookie First Team 2011–12 [4]
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal 2012 [5]
IIHF World U18 Championships Gold Medal 2013 [6]
IIHF World U20 Championships Gold Medal 2015

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Shea Theodore
Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick
2014
Succeeded by
Jacob Larsson
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