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Ryan Smyth
Ryan Smyth
Left Wing
Number: 94
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 191
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 21, 1976
Birthplace: Banff, AB, Canada
Acquired: Signed by Colorado as a free agent, July 1, 2007.
Drafted: EDM / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (6th overall)
2007-08 SEASON
Recorded 37 points (14g/23a) despite being limited to 55 games due to injuries…Finished third on the team with 168 shots…Tied a franchise record with 11 shots on Oct. 16 vs. Calgary, posting one goal and one assist…Scored the game winner in overtime on Oct. 26 at Calgary (sixth career OT goal)…Appeared in his 800th NHL game on Nov. 1 vs. Pittsburgh…Picked up his 300th career assist on Nov. 5 vs. Calgary…Collected a season-high three assists on Dec. 5 at Columbus…Missed three games due to a neck injury, Dec. 19-23…Missed 18 games (ankle fracture), Jan. 2 to Feb. 12…Suffered the injury in the overtime period on Dec. 31 at Phoenix and was placed on Injured Reserve, Jan. 4 (retro to Dec. 31)…Was activated from the IR on Feb. 14 and returned to the ice that night against St. Louis…Suffered a concussion and a minor shoulder separation on March 1 vs. Los Angeles…Missed six games…Tallied his 600th career point with an assist on March 24 vs. Calgary. PLAYOFFS: Recorded five points (2g/3a) in eight playoff contests…Scored a goal and attempted a penalty shot (unsuccessful) in Game One (CQF) at Minnesota on April 9…Scored the game-winning goal in the series-clinching victory over Minnesota in Game Six at Pepsi Center (April 19)…Missed Games Three and Four (CSF) against Detroit due to a foot injury.

Scored 36 goals and had 68 points in 71 combined games between the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders…Second straight year with 36 goals and his fourth career 30-goal campaign…Smyth’s 68 points were the second highest total of his career, two shy of his personal best set in 2000-01…Tallied 53 points, including 31 goals, in 53 games with the Oilers before being traded to the Islanders on Feb. 27…Was Edmonton’s leading scorer at the time of the trade and his 53 points still tied for first on the Oilers at season’s end…Recorded 15 points (5g/10a) in 18 games with the Islanders…Ranked seventh in the league in takeaways with 78…Recorded fifth career hat trick and tallied 500th career point on Oct. 12 vs. San Jose…Scored his 250th NHL goal on Nov. 30 vs. Colorado…Scored on a penalty shot March 13 at Montreal (David Aebischer)…Tied single-game career-high of four points on March 17 at Florida. PLAYOFFS: Was New York’s leading scorer in the playoffs with four points (1g/3a) in five games. 2005-06: Led the Oilers in goals (36) and finished fourth in scoring with 66 points…Equaled career high with an eight-game point streak from March 25 to April 7…Also tied career high with a five-game goal-scoring streak from Oct. 28-Nov. 4…Moved past Paul Coffey (209) into fifth place on the Oilers’ all-time goal-scoring list on Dec. 1 vs. Vancouver…Scored his 200th NHL goal on Oct. 28 at Dallas…Skated in his 700th NHL game on March 11 at Columbus…Was 2-for-2 in penalty shots, scoring at St. Louis on Nov. 4 (Lalime) and vs. Nashville on Dec. 30 (Vokoun). PLAYOFFS: Ranked fifth on the Oilers in playoff scoring with 16 points (7g/9a) in 24 games…Was 10th in the NHL in goals during the 2006 postseason…Had a team-high six-game point streak from May 10-21…Made his Stanley Cup Finals debut in Game 1 at Carolina…Scored GWG in Game 3 against the Hurricanes. 2003-04: Led the Oilers with 23 goals, 36 assists and 59 points…Also led the team in power-play goals (8), game-winning goals (6), shots (245) and games played (82). 2002-03: Paced the Oilers with 27 goals, 61 points and 199 shots on goal…Appeared in his 500th NHL game on Oct. 22 at Colorado. 2001-02: Missed 21 games (Nov. 17 - Dec. 31) with a fractured right ankle suffered against the Blackhawks on Nov. 16…Snapped a streak of 195 consecutive games played. 2000-01: Led the Oilers in goals (31) and power-play goals (11) for the third time in five years…Also led the team in game-winning goals (6) and shots (245)…Finished second on the club in scoring with a career-high 70 points…Recorded a pair of hat tricks, Nov. 14 vs. St. Louis and Jan. 14 vs. Ottawa. PLAYOFFS: Led Edmonton in playoff scoring with seven points in six games against the Dallas Stars in the WCQF. 1999-00: Scored a team-leading 28 goals and also led the club in power-play goals (11 - tied) and shots (238)…One of two Oilers to play in all 82 games…Scored his 100th career goal on March 19 vs. Calgary, becoming the 13th player in franchise history to reach the century mark. 1998-99: Played in 71 games for Edmonton, notching 31 points (13g/18a). PLAYOFFS: Led the team with three goals during the 1999 playoffs. 1997-98: Potted 20 goals and co-led the team with 10 power-play goals and 205 shots on net. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 12 playoff games for the Oilers (1g/3a). 1996-97: First full NHL season…Scored 20 power-play goals to tie Brendan Shanahan for the league lead and Wayne Gretzky (1983-84) for the team record…Smyth’s 39 goals and 265 shots were career highs and paced all Oilers’ scorers…Recorded his first career hat trick on Oct. 8 at Toronto. PLAYOFFS: Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut with five goals and 10 points in 12 games. 1995-96: Played in 48 games for the Oilers…Scored his first NHL goal/point on the power play against the Flames’ Trevor Kidd on Nov. 24 at Calgary…Registered his first NHL assist on Dec. 5 at Vancouver. 1994-95: Was recalled from Moose Jaw (WHL) on Jan. 12 for the start of the abbreviated 1994-95 season…Made his NHL debut on Jan. 22 at Los Angeles.

Played three full seasons with Moose Jaw (WHL)…Recorded 224 points (110g/114a) in 188 games with the Warriors…Had a career-high 50 goals and 105 points in 72 games for Moose Jaw in 1993-94…Named to the Canadian Hockey League First All-Star Team in 1994-95.

Represented Canada at the World Championships in seven consecutive seasons from 1999 to 2005, winning gold in 2003 and 2004…Served as Canada’s team captain for five seasons (2001-05)…Member of Team Canada at the 2002 and 2006 Olympics, winning gold in 2002.

Ryan and his wife, Stacey, have two daughters, Isabelle May (5) and Elizabeth Ann (3), and a son, Alexander (born 6/26/08)…Lends his time to The Children’s Hospital…Participates in the Avalanche’s “Break The Ice” program and Avalanche Player Clinics…Ryan and Scott Hannan hosted a sled hockey clinic at Pepsi Center in October of 2007 in conjunction with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD)…Lists the Los Angeles Lakers as his favorite non-hockey team.
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