|Born||December 5, 1995,|
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
226 lb (103 kg; 16 st 2 lb)
|NHL team||Anaheim Ducks|
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 2014|
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]
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.
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]
|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|
|Competitor for Canada Ontario|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|IIHF World U20 Championship|
International[edit | edit source]
Awards and honours[edit | edit source]
|OHL All-Rookie First Team||2011–12|||
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal||2012|||
|IIHF World U18 Championships Gold Medal||2013|||
|IIHF World U20 Championships Gold Medal||2015|
References[edit | edit source]
- NHL Central Scouting Service 2014 Draft North American skaters final rankings. National Hockey League (2014-06-22). Retrieved on 2014-06-22.
- Ducks Sign Ritchie to Three-Year Entry-Level Contract. Anaheim Ducks (August 2, 2014). Retrieved on August 12, 2014.
- Petes trade Ritchie to Greyhounds. National Hockey League (2015-01-07). Retrieved on 2015-01-07.
- Ritchie, Nosad named to OHL All Rookie teams. Peterborough Examiner (2012-04-05). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
- 22 CHL Players win 2012 Ivan Hlinka U18 Gold. Canadian Hockey League (2012-09-02). Retrieved on 2012-09-02.
- Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team wins gold medal at 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. Hockey Canada (2013-05-02). Retrieved on 2013-05-05.
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|Awards and achievements|
|Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick