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Ryan O’Reilly

Born:February 7, 1991Draft:2009, Avalanche, 33rd Overall
Hometown:Clinton, OntarioPosition:C
Known For:Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Ryan O’Reilly (born February 7, 1991) is the captain of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. He has previously played for the Colorado Avalanche and Buffalo Sabres.

O’Reilly was drafted 33rd overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, with whom he spent the first six seasons of his NHL career. Nicknamed “the Factor“, O’Reilly is frequently referred to as one of the NHL’s best two-way forwards, winning the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 2019. In 2015, O’Reilly was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, where he would play three seasons until being traded to the Blues in 2018. O’Reilly won the Stanley Cup with the Blues in 2019 over the Boston Bruins and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the 2019 playoffs.

Gary Bettman Ryan O'Reilly Conn Smythe Trophy
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman presents St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly with the Conn Smythe trophy. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Achievements

  • U17 World Hockey Challenge Gold Medal — 2008
  • Hlinka Memorial Cup — 2008
  • IIHF World Championships Gold Medal — 2015, 2016
  • IIHF World Championships Silver Medal — 2017
  • World Hockey Challenge Gold Medal — 2016
  • CHL Top Prospects Game — 2009
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2016, 2019, 2020
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy — 2014
  • Frank J. Selke Trophy — 2019
  • Conn Smythe Trophy — 2019
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 2019

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