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Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan
Center
Number: 37
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 188
Shoots: Left
Born: May 16, 1980
Birthplace: Boston, MA, United States
Acquired: Acquired from Dallas with a second-round choice in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft on March 10, 2003, in exchange for Stu Barnes.
Drafted: DAL / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (32nd overall)
CAREER: 2005-06: Registered career-highs in goals (14), assists (23), and points (37)… Ranked second on the team with two short-handed goals… Registered his first career hat trick against Syracuse (3/31)…Scored two shootout goals in a win over Syracuse (4/1)… Finished the year on a three-game point streak (4/9 to 4/15).

2004-05: Recorded his first professional playoff point/assist on 5/09 in Game Three of the North Division Final at Manitoba… Made his 2005 playoff debut on 5/04… Registered career-highs in games played (59), goals (11), assists (11) and points (22)… He missed the last 10 games with an injury (4/01 to 4/17)… Played in his 100th professional game on 3/12 @ Syracuse.

2003-04: Recorded first professional point/assist in Americans’ season opener against Hamilton (10/10)…Scored first goal as Amerk @ St. John’s (12/09)... Netted goal @ Cleveland (12/20)…Credited with two assists vs. Toronto (1/17)…Performance was first pro multi-point game…Missed final 34 regular-season games and the postseason with concussion.

2002-03:
Named to the Hockey East All-Academic team…Won 2003 Joe Tomasello Award, presented to college hockey’s unsung hero in New England by New England Hockey Writers Association... Repeat pick as one of eight finalists for Walter Brown Award, given annually to best American-born college hockey player in New England…Selected team captain…Led team in scoring, assists and points.

2001-02: First Northeastern player since Jordon Shields in 1994-95 to have at least 80 career points by end of junior season…One of eight finalists for Walter Brown Award…His 24 goals were most by a Husky since J.F. Aube had 28 in 1993-94…Scored point in his first seven games of season… Notched third career hat trick in Beanpot against Harvard (2/04) – first-ever NU player to have hat trick in Beanpot…Had five points (2+3) in Hockey East Quarterfinals @ Mass.-Lowell (3/07-09).

2000-01: Led team in goals (17) and tied for second in points (29)…Had five multi-goal games…Scored three third-period goals and added assist in opening-night win over St. Lawrence (10/13)…Named Hockey East Player of the Week (10/16)…Had pair of goals, including the GWG, in NU’s 5-3 win at Notre Dame (10/21)…Scored Huskies’ third and fourth goals of game in 5-4 OT win over top-ranked Wisconsin (10/28)… Named to all-tournament team at RPI Tournament… Had goal and assist in the Beanpot against Harvard (2/12)… Scored hat trick, including GTG and GWG, in 4-3 win @ Boston U. (2/24) to earn Hockey East Player of the Week honors (2/27).

1999-00:
Scored twice in collegiate debut (10/16).

1998-99: Led Boston College High hockey team to state title game…Named captain and team MVP for second-straight season…Scored 45 points (20+25)…Named Catholic Conference MVP…Selected to Boston Globe Dream Team and Boston Herald Super Team.

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