|BIRTHPLACE:||Clinton, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||COL: 2009-33 overall|
Was Colorado’s leading scorer with a career-high 55 points (18g/37a) in 81 games…Also set career highs in goals, assists, shots (189), power-play goals (4) and game-winning tallies (3)…Led all NHL players with 101 takeaways, which set a new team record…Has now led Colorado in takeaways during each of his three seasons in the league…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 after tallying seven points (4g/3a) with a +7 plus/ minus rating in four games…Compiled a three-game goal streak, Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, longest of his career… Equaled his personal high with two goals on Dec. 4 vs. Detroit…Appeared in his 200th NHL game on Jan. 12 at Nashville, becoming the youngest player in franchise history to do so at 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 on Feb. 10 vs. Carolina, tying a franchise record for the “latest” overtime goal (4:58)…Shared the club lead with 13 points in February (2g/11a), his career high for a single month…Surpassed the 100 career point mark with three helpers on Feb. 25 at Detroit…Following the season, O’Reilly represented Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Championship in Helsinki and Stockholm… Tallied four points (2g/2a) with a +3 rating in seven games at the tournament…Finished second on the Canadians in faceoff percentage at 62.1%.
2010-11: Tallied 13 goals and 13 assists in 74 games during his second NHL season…Had just five goals in his first 56 games but scored eight in his final 18 contests…Led Colorado in takeaways for the second straight year with 72…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 - Feb. 5…Shared the club lead with six goals in March.
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, became the youngest player in Avalanche history and the second-youngest in franchise history (Owen Nolan 18 years, 234 days)…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…Became the youngest player in franchise history to score two goals in a game when he lit the lamp twice on Nov. 6 against Chicago…He broke the previous record held by Joe Sakic, who scored two goals on Oct. 9, 1988 at the age of 19 years, 94 days… Potted two short-handed 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 had two 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 while helping the Otters reach the postseason for the first time since 2005…Tied for third in the league with four short-handed goals…Added five assists in five playoff contests…Named Erie’s team MVP…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 2009 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.
Represented Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Championship in Helsinki and Stockholm…Tallied four points (2g/2a) with a +3 rating in seven games at the tournament…Finished second on the squad in faceoff percentage at 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 Piestany, Slovakia.
Became the youngest player in Avalanche history when he made his NHL debut at 18 years, 236 days on Oct. 1, 2009…Was the first non-first round draft pick to immediately make the NHL in his post-draft year since 2003-04…Ryan’s brother, Cal, currently plays in Russia after spending last year in the NHL with Nashville, Phoenix and Pittsburgh…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 provided a home to some 49 foster kids throughout the years…Was Colorado’s nominee for the 2010 King Clancy Memorial Trophy (given annually for leadership qualities on and off the ice and humanitarian contribution)…Purchased 16 tickets to every Avalanche home game in 2011-12, donating those tickets to over 90 different charity organizations…Participated in Shop with a Jock at Dick’s Sporting Goods in March of 2012, where he and Paul Stastny 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…He and Cody McLeod visited the Children’s Museum of Denver on Halloween of 2011 to visit with kids and sign autographs…“Swam with the Sharks” at the Denver Aquarium alongside the Arvada Swim Club as part of the Avalanche’s Team Fit program in 2010… Has hosted hockey clinics for kids from Arvada Hockey and Arapahoe Youth Hockey…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.