May 16, 1980 |
Boston, MA, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Buffalo Sabres
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
|NHL Draft||32nd overall, 1999
Michael Ryan (born May 16, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League. He is currently an assistant coach of the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL. Ryan was selected by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round (32nd overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
Ryan was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the second round, 32nd overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Ryan's rights were traded by the Stars to Buffalo, along with a draft pick, on March 10, 2003, in exchange for Stu Barnes.
After playing four seasons for Northeastern University, where he led the team in goals his final three years as a Husky, Ryan made his professional debut with the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, in the 2003–04 season. He made his NHL debut with the Sabres in the 2006–07 season, appearing in 19 games. He scored his first two career NHL goals on March 2, 2007 against David Aebischer and the Montreal Canadiens in an 8-5 Sabres victory.
Ryan signed a one-year deal with the HC Dinamo Minsk on August 9, 2008, but reported to the Nashville Predators training camp as a free agent tryout on September 19, 2008. He was subsequently released.
On October 31, 2008, Ryan was signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a 1-year deal and was assigned to their affiliate, the Albany River Rats. Ryan played in 18 games for the Hurricanes during the 2008–09 season and was re-signed to another one-year contract on July 1, 2009.
On November 23, 2010, the Philadelphia Flyers signed Ryan to a one-year contract and assigned him to their AHL affiliate the Adirondack Phantoms. On August 9, 2011, the Buffalo Sabres signed Ryan to a one-year contract to play for their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans.
Following the 2015–16 season in Finland, having played in only 3 games, Ryan announced his retirement from professional hockey. Beginning with the 2016–17 season, Ryan was selected as an assistant coach of the inaugural Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League, affiliate to the Florida Panthers.
|1997–98||Boston College High||USHS||23||22||14||36||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Boston College High||USHS||21||20||24||44||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Albany River Rats||AHL||40||25||17||42||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Albany River Rats||AHL||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||KHL Medveščak Zagreb||KHL||39||10||7||17||28||4||0||0||0||4|
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