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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 fifth on team with 4g-10a-14pts; posted 2a Dec. 4 at Tor...Was a healthy scratch Dec. 21 vs. Wsh. & Dec. 2 at Pit.; had played in 111 straight dating back to Apr. 18, '13...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 twice: Oct. 30-Nov. 1 (1g-1a-2pts) & Oct. 9-11 (1g-3a-4pts)...Games-played total (792) since '03-04 is eighth-most; is 13th with 90 PPG 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 didn't even know how to celebrate. I threw my hands up, they gave me a hug, so I guess that's all I needed.

— Sabres forward Tim Schaller on scoring his first NHL goal Sunday against the Bruins