|Born|| May 16 1980,|
Boston, MA, USA
| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
| NHL team (P)|
| Buffalo Sabres|
Rochester Americans (AHL)
|NHL Draft|| 32nd overall, 1999|
Ryan was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the second round, 32nd overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Ryan's rights were traded by the Stars to Buffalo, along with a draft pick, on March 10, 2003, in exchange for Stu Barnes.
After playing four seasons for Northeastern University, where he led the team in goals his final three years as a Husky, Ryan made his professional debut with the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, in the 2003–04 season. He made his NHL debut with the Sabres in the 2006–07 season, appearing in 19 games. In his NHL debut against the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 22, 2006, Ryan scored on his own goal when he accidentally tipped a rebound past Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller.
Ryan signed a one-year deal with the HC Dinamo Minsk on August 9, 2008, but reported to the Nashville Predators training camp as a free agent tryout on September 19, 2008. He was subsequently released.
On October 31, 2008, Ryan was signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a 1-year deal and was assigned to their affiliate, the Albany River Rats. Ryan played in 18 games for the Hurricanes during the 2008–09 season and was re-signed to another one-year contract on July 1, 2009.
|2008–09||Albany River Rats||AHL||40||25||17||42||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Albany River Rats||AHL||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
- ↑ Ryan inks deal. Sabres.nhl.com (2007-07-05). Retrieved on 2008-10-31.
- ↑ Predators training camp roster. Predators.nhl.com (2008-09-18). Retrieved on 2008-10-31.
- ↑ Hurricanes ink forward Michael Ryan. Hurricanes.nhl.com (2008-10-31). Retrieved on 2008-11-01.
- ↑ Falcons Sign Michael Ryan to PTO Contract. OurSports Central (2010-10-24). Retrieved on 2010-11-12.
- ↑ "Former All-Star Ryan joins Phantoms". timesunion.com (2010-11-23). Retrieved on 2010-11-23.
- ↑ "SABRES SIGN MICHAEL RYAN, PAUL SZCZECHURA TO ONE-YEAR DEALS". Buffalo Sabres (2011-8-9). Retrieved on 2011-8-11.
- Michael Ryan's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Michael Ryan's career stats at Hockey-Reference.com
- Michael Ryan's NHL player profile
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