Ryan Stoa
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 04/13/1987
BIRTHPLACE: Bloomington, MN, USA
DRAFTED: COL: 2005-34 overall

Split the season between the Avalanche and Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)…Appeared in 25 games for Colorado, recording two goals and two assists…Skated in 48 games for Lake Erie, tallying 33 points (16g/17a) and 55 penalty minutes…Led the Monsters with seven power-play goals…Spent the first half of the year in the AHL before being recalled by Colorado on Jan. 19…Was named to the Western Conference roster for the 2011 AHL All-Star Game but did not play in the event due to his call-up…Scored the game-winning goal on Jan. 24 vs. St. Louis…Was reassigned to Lake Erie on Feb. 5 and recalled for a second time on Feb. 18… Missed five games after undergoing an appendectomy on March 4…Scored the winning goal in the shootout on his first career shootout attempt, March 19 at Edmonton…Had a career-high 14 penalty minutes on April 5 at St. Louis…Was reassigned to Lake Erie following the season finale on April 10 vs. Edmonton… Dressed in all seven playoff games for the Monsters, scoring one goal.
2009-10: Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL) for the sixth and final time on April 5…Collected three points (2g/1a) in 12 games with the Avalanche…Tallied 40 points (23g/17a) in 54 games with the Lake Erie Monsters, ranking second on the team in goals (tied) and fourth in points…Originally recalled on Dec. 12 and played in two games before being reassigned on Dec. 16…Made his NHL debut on Dec. 13 vs. Calgary…Was recalled from Lake Erie for the second time on Jan. 21…Tallied his first NHL point with an assist on Jan. 22 vs. Nashville…Suffered a shoulder injury with the Avalanche on Jan. 29 at Dallas…Missed eight games, Jan. 31 to Feb. 13…Placed on IR, Jan. 30 (retro to Jan. 29), activated on Feb. 26 and reassigned to Lake Erie…Was recalled by Colorado on three occasions in March (March 3-12, 17-18, 23-25)…Scored his first NHL goal on April 9 vs. Chicago and added his second in the very next game on April 11 vs. Los Angeles. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in one game for Colorado during the 2010 postseason…Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut on April 18 vs. San Jose (Game 3, CQF) before leaving the game due to a lower-body injury…Missed Games 4-6 due to the injury.
2008-09: Led the University of Minnesota with 46 points (24g/22a) in 36 games while serving as team captain during his junior season…Ranked third in the nation in goals-per-game (0.67) and sixth in points-per-game (1.28)…Tied for second among all NCAA players with four short-handed goals… Earned spots on the AHCA All-American West First Team and the College Hockey News All-American First Team…Also named to the Inside College Hockey All America Second Team…Captured the WCHA scoring title – the first Gopher to do so since Reggie Berg in 1998 – by tallying 36 points (19g/17a) in 27 league games…Was named to the All-WCHA First Team…Led the conference with 16 even-strength goals…Earned WCHA Player of the Month laurels for November after totaling 12 points (6g/6a) in nine outings…Named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 28 to Nov. 3…Earned Minnesota’s John Mariucci Most Valuable Player Award, as well as the Elwin “Doc” Romnes Leadership and Sportsmanship Award and the Tom Mohr Playoff MVP Award…Signed an entry-level contract with the Avalanche on March 27.
2007-08: Suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second game of the year on Oct. 13 vs. Michigan…Granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA.
2006-07: Recorded 24 points (12g/12a) and was +13 in 41 games as a sophomore at Minnesota. 2005-06: Was the lone freshman to appear in all 41 games for the University of Minnesota… Finished eighth among WCHA freshmen in scoring with 25 points (10g/15a)…Only Phil Kessel (51) had more points among Gophers freshmen…Posted a +18 rating for the year.
Other: Prior to enrolling at Minnesota, Ryan spent two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program…Joined the NTDP for the 2003-04 season, when he ranked fourth on the U-17 team in overall scoring with 26 goals and 21 assists…Played at Bloomington’s Kennedy High School before joining USA Hockey…During the 2002-03 season, he earned All-Lake Conference Honorable Mention honors.