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Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan
Left Wing
Number: 20
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 188
Shoots: Left
Born: May 16, 1980
Birthplace: Boston, MA, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 31, 2008
Drafted: DAL / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (32nd overall)
Had totaled 15 points (7g, 8a) and 34 penalty minutes in 83 career NHL games with Buffalo and Carolina entering 2009-10... Had 164 points (82g, 82a) in 250 career AHL games with Rochester and Albany... Originally acquired by Carolina as a free agent on 10/31/08... Spent four seasons at Northeastern University from 1999-2003, scoring 63 goals and earning 50 assists (113 points) in 135 career collegiate games... Made his professional debut with Rochester (AHL) during the 2003-04 season... Set AHL career highs in goals (28), assists (23) and points (51) with Rochester in 2006-07... Made his NHL debut with Buffalo on 11/22/06 vs. TOR... Scored his first NHL goal as part of a two-goal outing vs. MTL (3/2/07)... Established NHL career highs in games played (46), goals (4), assists (4), points (8) and penalty minutes (30) during the 2007-08 season with Buffalo.

2008-09: Completed his third NHL season and first with Carolina... Earned two assists and averaged 8:12 per game in ice time in 18 games on the NHL level with the Hurricanes... Had 25 goals and 42 points in 40 games on the American Hockey League (AHL) level with Albany, and was the River Rats’ leading scorer at the time of his final recall to Carolina on 2/15... Signed by the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent and assigned to Albany (AHL) on 10/31... Recalled from Albany for the first time on 11/7... Made his Hurricanes debut vs. OTT (11/7)... Was reassigned to Albany (AHL) 11/10 after playing two games during his first stint with Carolina...Earned his first point with the Hurricanes with an assist at OTT (2/24)... Had an assist and was (+1) in 16:14 of ice time vs. BUF (2/26)... Was an NHL healthy extra for 14 games (2/7, 3/6, 3/14-4/11)... Longest assist streak: 2 games (2/24-2/26: 0g, 2a)... Longest point streak: 2 games (2/24-2/26: 0g, 2a).