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Michael Ryder
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Michael Ryder  #17

New Jersey Devils  Right Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: March 31, 1980  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Bonavista, NL, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: MTL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 8th   (216th overall)
Is third on team with 4g-6a-10pts (tie, P. Elias); posted 1a Nov. 15 vs. Col...Recorded first multi-goal game with NJD Nov. 6 at StL...Had points in back-to-back games with PPA Nov. 1 vs. CBJ & second goal of season Oct. 30 vs. Wpg...Posted 1a Oct. 18 vs. SJ...Had points in back-to-back games with 1a Oct. 11 at Fla. & 1g-2a-3pts Oct. 9 at Phi...Games-played total (779) since entering the NHL in '03-04 is ninth-most; tied for 11th (M. Hossa) with 90 power play goals 2013-14: Appeared in all 82 games for fourth time in ten-season NHL career Completed campaign 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.
Quote of the Day

I'm sure [my father] was going crazy up there. I hope all of my friends were celebrating in the crowd. Coming back here and all of my friends and family are here, getting a goal in front of them is special.

— Blues forward Ryan Reaves on scoring the game-winning goal Sunday against the Jets in his hometown of Winnipeg
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series