Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
Ryan O'Reilly
90
RyanO'Reilly
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 210
BIRTHDATE: 02/07/1991
AGE: 23
BIRTHPLACE: Clinton, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: COL: 2009-33 overall
AWARDS:
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1)
 
2013-14 SEASON
Was the recipient of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for “sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability”…Became only the second player in franchise history to win the Lady Byng Trophy, joining Joe Sakic in 2001…Led the team with a career-high 28 goals, the most by an Avalanche player since 2009-10 (Chris Stewart, 28)…Also led the club in power-play goals (9) and game winners (6-tied) and ranked first among Avalanche forwards in ice time (19:49)…Finished third on the team with a career-high 64 points…Had a team-high 22 points on the power play (9g/13a)…Was flagged for just one minor penalty all season, joining Butch Goring (1977-78, Los Angeles) as the only players ever to receive two or fewer PIM over 80 or more games…Led the NHL with 83 takeaways, the second time in his career that he’s paced the league in that category (2011-12)…It also marked the fourth time in O’Reilly’s career that he’s led the team in takeaways (each of his four full seasons as a matter of fact)…Scored his third career overtime goal on Nov. 21 at Phoenix…Had a goal and an assist in his 300th career game, Dec. 21 at Los Angeles…Missed two games due to a shoulder injury, Jan. 8-10…Tied his career high with two goals on Jan. 11 at Minnesota, his first multi-goal game since Dec. 4, 2011 vs. Detroit…Recorded his 100th career assist on Feb. 1 vs. Buffalo…Tallied his second OT goal of the season and fourth of his career on Feb. 3 at New Jersey…Scored 20 seconds into the first period on March 19 at Winnipeg, the fastest goal to begin a game by an Avalanche player in 2013-14…Committed his only penalty of the season in his 72nd game on March 29 vs. San Jose (playing with a broken stick)…That snapped a streak of 74 consecutive games without a penalty dating back to April 23, 2013, the longest streak by an NHL forward since Kyle Wellwood went 159 straight without an infraction from 2006-09…Logged a career-high 26:10 of ice time on April 6 vs. Pittsburgh.

2013-14 PLAYOFFS: Finished third on the Avalanche in postseason scoring with six points (2g/4a) in seven playoff contests…Tied for the team lead with a +3 plus/minus rating…Notched his first career playoff multi-point game with two assists in Game 6 at Minnesota on April 28.

CAREER
2012-13:
Signed with the Avalanche on Feb. 28 and recorded 20 points (6g/14a) in 29 games with Colorado…Ranked second on the team and 23rd in the NHL in faceoff percentage (52.8%)…Scored three power-play goals, tied for second on the club…Despite missing the first five weeks of the season, still finished fourth on the Avs in assists and tied for fifth in points…Made his season debut on March 3 at Columbus…Fired a career-high nine shots on March 8 vs. Chicago.

2011-12: Was Colorado’s leading scorer with 55 points (18g/37a) in 81 games…Led all NHL players with 101 takeaways, which set a new team record…Paced the Avalanche in assists and ranked first among Avs forwards in ice time (19:31)…Named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for Nov. 28 to Dec. 4…Appeared in his 200th NHL game on Jan. 12 at Nashville, becoming the youngest player in franchise history to do so (20 years, 339 days)…Scored his first career OT goal on Jan. 18 vs. Florida…Missed his only game of the year on Jan. 24 vs. Minnesota due to illness…Scored with two seconds left in OT (4:58) on Feb. 10 vs. Carolina…Surpassed the 100-career point mark with three helpers on Feb. 25 at Detroit.

2010-11: Led Colorado in takeaways for the second straight year with 72…Had just five goals in his first 56 games but scored eight in his final 18 contests…Recorded his first career three-point game on Oct. 28 at Calgary (0g/3a)…Appeared in his 100th NHL game on Nov. 19 vs. NY Rangers…Suffered a shoulder injury on Jan. 14 at Minnesota, forcing him to miss seven games from Jan. 18 to Feb. 5.

2009-10: Tied for the team lead with 81 games as a rookie, collecting 26 points (8g/18a) with a +4 plus/minus rating…Was the first non-first round draft pick to immediately make the NHL in his post-draft year since 2003-04 (Dan Fritsche, Patrice Bergeron)…Led the Avalanche in takeaways (69) and ranked first among Colorado forwards in blocked shots (53-tied)…Made his NHL debut in the season opener on Oct. 1 vs. San Jose, recording an assist for his first NHL point…At 18 years, 236 days, he became the youngest player in Avalanche history at the time…Scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 15 at Montreal, the game winner in a 3-2 victory…Had a seven-game point streak (2g/7a) from Oct. 12-24, the longest point streak by an NHL rookie in 2009-10…Recorded his first career multi-goal game on Nov. 6 vs. Chicago…Potted two shorthanded goals on Feb. 2 vs. Columbus, the first player in Avalanche history to score two shorthanded goals in one game…The last franchise player to accomplish the feat was Tony McKegney for Quebec on Oct. 20, 1984 at Toronto…O’Reilly was the first rookie in Nordiques/Avalanche history to score two shorthanded goals in one game and the first NHL rookie to do that since Pittsburgh’s Jordan Staal against Columbus on Oct. 21, 2006…Missed only one game during the year, Feb. 8 vs. St. Louis (foot)…Signed a three-year, entry-level contract prior to the season on Sept. 21.

2009-10 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all six postseason games for Colorado, tallying one goal…Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 of the WCQF at San Jose on April 14…Scored the winning goal 51 seconds into overtime for his first career playoff goal on April 18 vs. San Jose (Game 3)…It was the quickest OT goal by an Avalanche player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since Joe Sakic (0:24) on May 21, 2001 against St. Louis.

2008-09: Recorded 66 points (16g/50a) in 68 games while serving as assistant captain for the Erie Otters (OHL)…Led the club in assists and shared the team lead in points…Tied for third in the league with four shorthanded goals…Added five assists in five playoff contests…Participated in the 2009 OHL All-Star Classic and the CHL Top Prospects Game…Represented the OHL at the 2008 Canada-Russia Challenge…Voted the “Best Penalty Killer” and finished second in the “Best on Faceoffs” category in the OHL Western Conference Coaches Poll.

2007-08: Was the first overall selection in the 2007 OHL Priority Draft…Recorded 52 points (19g/33a) in 61 games in his first year with Erie…Served as captain of Team Ontario at the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, posting six assists in six games to lead his squad to the gold medal.

INTERNATIONAL
Has represented Canada at two world championships (2012-13)…Tallied three points (1g/2a) and was +4 in eight games at 2013 IIHF World Championship in Stockholm and Helsinki…Led the entire tournament by winning 75% of his faceoffs (24/32)…At the 2012 IIHF World Championship, O’Reilly collected four points (2g/2a) and was +3 in seven games…Finished second on Canada in faceoff percentage (62.1%)…Served as captain for Team Canada at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, totaling five points (2g/3a) in six contests…Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2008 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka tournament in Slovakia.

PERSONAL

Ryan’s brother, Cal, is currently with the Vancouver Canucks and has played 113 career NHL games with Nashville, Phoenix and Pittsburgh…Ryan and Cal briefly played together with Magnitogorsk of the KHL in 2012-13…Changed his jersey number from #37 to #90 prior to the 2012-13 season, the first player in Avalanche/Nordiques franchise history to wear #90…Was the first non-first round draft pick to immediately make the NHL in his post-draft year since 2003-04…Nickname is “Factor”…Both of Ryan’s parents are volunteers with the Children’s Aid Society of Ontario and serve as social workers in the province of Ontario…The O’Reilly household has been a home to over 50 foster kids throughout the years…Was Colorado’s nominee for the 2010 King Clancy Memorial Trophy (leadership and humanitarian contribution)…Purchases and dontates tickets to every Avalanche home game for charity…In conjunction with the NHL/NHLPA’s Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month in 2013-14, O’Reilly co-hosted a hockey clinic that benefitted children who have or are impacted by cancer from Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation…Participated in Shop with a Jock at Dick’s Sporting Goods in March of 2012, where he helped 20 players from a special needs hockey team called the Ice Wizards shop for new hockey equipment…Served as a celebrity waiter at the Sporting Affair Celebrity Waiters Dinner in March of 2012, which raised money for Make-A-Wish Colorado…“Swam with the Sharks” at the Denver Aquarium alongside the Arvada Swim Club as part of the Avalanche’s Team Fit program in 2010…During the summer of 2010 he spent a day at the Mount Saint Vincent home in Denver, which helps kids with behavioral and emotional problems.