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Nick Ritchie
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Born December 5 1995 (1995-12-05) (age 23),
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 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 careerEdit

Junior Edit

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

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 statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11Georgetown RaidersOJHL10000
2011–12Peterborough PetesOHL6216233960
2012–13Peterborough PetesOHL4118173550
2013–14Peterborough PetesOHL6139357413611551024
2014–15Peterborough PetesOHL2514183269
2014–15Sault Ste. Marie GreyhoundsOHL2315153044 14 13 13 26 28
2015–16San Diego GullsAHL3816143059953820
2015–16Anaheim DucksNHL3322437
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 Flag of Canada.png Canada
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2012 Piešťany
IIHF World U18 Championship
Gold 2013 Russia
IIHF World U20 Championship
Gold 2015 Canada

InternationalEdit

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

Awards and honoursEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

External links Edit

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