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Derek Ryan

Born:December 29, 1986Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Spokane, WAPosition:C/RW
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Edmonton Oilers

Derek Allen Ryan (born December 29, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey forward for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

An undrafted player, Ryan played four successful seasons of Canadian university hockey and pursued a professional career in Europe before making his NHL debut at age 29. After being named the MVP of the Swedish Hockey League in 2015, Ryan signed his first NHL contract with the Carolina Hurricanes in June of that year. He played parts of three seasons with the Hurricanes before signing with the Calgary Flames in July 2018.

Derek Ryan Calgary Flames
Derek Ryan, Calgary Flames (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Deeper Dive


  • World Championship Bronze Medal (2018)
  • AHL All-Star Game (2016)
  • SHL Most Valuable Player (Guldhjälmen) (2015)
  • SHL Forward of the Year (2015)
  • EBEL Most Valuable Player (Ron Kennedy Trophy) (2014)
  • Hungarian Champion (2012)
  • CIS All-Canadian First Team (2011)
  • CIS (West) Most Valuable Player (2011)
  • CIS (West) First All-Star Team (2011)
  • CIS (West) Most Points (Dave Sweeney Schriner Scoring Trophy) (47) (2011)
  • CIS (West) First All-Star Team (2010)
  • CIS All-Canadian Second Team (2010)
  • CIS (West) Second All-Star Team (2009)
  • CIS (West) UBC Hockey Alumni Trophy for Sportsmanship and Ability (2009)