|6 ft 2 in (0 m)|
220 lb (100 kg)
|NHL Team (P)
Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)
|Born||June 9 1987,|
|NHL Draft||15th overall, 2005|
New York Islanders
|Pro Career||2006 – present|
O'Marra is also a student at Athabasca University.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
O'Marra attended Mentor College Primary School and Lorne Park Secondary School both in Mississauga, Ontario. He played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League for the Erie Otters prior to joining the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In two seasons with the Otters he has earned 95 points (41 goals and 54 assists) in 127 regular season games. He has also made 15 points (9 goals and 6 assists) in 15 playoff games with the Otters. O'Marra was drafted in the first round 15th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He became the first Japanese-born Canadian player selected in the first round of an NHL draft.
At the conclusion of the 2005–06 OHL season, O'Marra was signed to a 3-year contract by the New York Islanders on March 30, 2006. He then joined the Islanders' AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, netting two goals in his professional debut, to complete the year. Ryan was returned to the Otters for his final junior-eligible season, 2006–07. The Otters got off to a slow start, and he was traded to the Saginaw Spirit in late November for promising centre Zack Torquato. On February 27, 2007, his NHL rights were also dealt in a trade to the Edmonton Oilers with Robert Nilsson and the Islanders' 1st round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft (Alex Plante) for Ryan Smyth.
After two difficult seasons with the Oilers affiliates the Springfield Falcons and Stockton Thunder, O'Marra made his NHL debut with the Oilers in the 2009–10 season. Ryan played 6 minutes and was a minus-1 in a game against the Ottawa Senators on November 10, 2009. O'Marra later recorded his first career NHL point assisting on a goal by Colin McDonald against the Vancouver Canucks on November 28, 2009. Coincidentally, the goal was McDonald's first career NHL point as well. O'Marra scored his first career goal on December 26, 2010 for the Oilers against Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks.
International Play[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
|Silver||2005 České Budějovice|
Ryan played in his first international tournament with Canada Ontario in the 2004 World U-17 Hockey Challenge defeating Canada Pacific to earn gold. O'Marra then won a gold medal as the alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2004 U-18 Junior World Cup. He also played on the Canadian U-18 national team that finished with a silver medal at the 2005 U-18 World Championship in Plzeň, Czech Republic.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2005–06||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||8||4||1||5||4||3||0||1||1||2|
|2010–11||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||53||2||20||22||49||6||0||2||2||0|
International[edit | edit source]
|Junior int'l totals||24||8||8||16||46|
References[edit | edit source]
- islesinfo - Ryan O'Marra profile. Islesinfo.com (2007-05-04). Retrieved on 2007-05-04.
- Athabasca University - au.world. Athabasca University (2007-07-01). Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved on 2007-07-01.
- 2005 first round pick O'Marra signs three-year deal. New York Islanders (2006-03-30). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
- O'Marra impressive in debut. New York Islanders (2006-03-31). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
- Unable to reach new deal, Oilers trade Smyth to Isles. ESPN (2007-02-27). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
- Jason Spezze scored deciding goal in shootout as Senators top Oilers. CBS Sports (2009-11-10). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
- Canucks rout Oilers 7-3. Yahoo! Sports (2009-11-28). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
- Ryan O'Marra and Canada win Gold. New York Islanders (2007-01-05). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
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|New York Islanders first round pick
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