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Michael Ryder

Michael Ryder  #17

Right Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: March 31, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Bonavista, NL, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: MTL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 8th   (216th overall)
Posted GWA Mar. 17 vs. Pit...DND in 29 of 34 games Jan. 28-Apr. 9...Appeared in 800th NHL game Jan. 16 at Ana...Registered fourth multi-pt. game with 1g-1a-2pts Jan. 14 at LA...Posted 2a Dec. 4 at Tor...Recorded first multi-goal game with NJD Nov. 6 at StL...Posted season-high 1g-2a-3pts Oct. 9 at Phi...Had points in back-to-back games three times: Jan. 9-14 (1g-2a-3pts), Oct. 30-Nov. 1 (1g-1a-2pts) & Oct. 9-11 (1g-3a-4pts)...Missed three games Dec. 27-31 (mumps)...2013-14: Appeared in all 82 games for fourth time in NHL career Tied for third on club (P. Elias & T. Zajac) with 18g; was second with 166 shots on goal (Jagr, 231) and sixth with 34pts Tallied goals/points in season-high four straight games Jan. 4-11 (4g) Totaled two 1g-1a-2pt games: Dec. 31 vs. Pit. and Dec. 4 vs Mtl...Appeared in his 700th career NHL contest Nov. 23 at SJ...Notched third career SHG Jan. 7 vs. Phi., his first since Feb. 7, '07 Scored first goal with NJ in home-opener Oct. 4 vs. NYI.
NHL All-Rookie Team (2004) Signed as a free agent by Leksands (Sweden-2), September 19, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 1, 2011. Traded to Montreal by Dallas for Erik Cole and Dallas' 3rd round choice (Connor Crisp) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 26, 2013. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 5, 2013.
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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82