NHL - Bobby Ryan




NHL - Bobby Ryan


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Bobby Ryan
NHL - Anaheim Ducks

Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan is making his Olympic debut in Vancouver, in his second NHL season. Ryan was selected by the Ducks second overall in the 2005 NHL draft, and made his NHL debut in 2007-08, playing 23 regular season games with the Ducks and two playoff games. In 2008-09, his first full season in the NHL, Ryan scored 31 goals and 57 points, leading all rookies in those stats, despite playing in only 64 games. He was second in the voting for the rookie of the year award.

Ryan has represented the U.S. at one international tournament: the 2006 World Junior Championships. He played on a team with 2010 Olympic teammates Erik Johnson, Jack Johnson and Phil Kessel. Ryan tied for sixth in the tournament with seven points in seven games as the U.S. finished fourth.

A highly touted amateur prospect with the Los Angeles Junior Kings, Ryan initially committed to play for the U.S. National Team Development Program in 2003, where he would have joined the Erik Johnson, Jack Johnson and Kessel during a two-year tenure. But after he was selected seventh overall in the OHL draft, he decided to play for the Owen Sound Tigers. During his first season in small-town Owen Sound, 120 miles northwest of Toronto, Ryan's mother, Melody, moved with him to ease the transition. He scored 89 points in 62 games during his second season before becoming the No. 2 overall selection in the 2005 NHL Draft.

A New Jersey native, Ryan spent his teenage years in El Segundo, Calif., near Anaheim. He enjoys cooking for himself, and his favorite dish is chicken alfredo. He also enjoys playing guitar and golfing.

 








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