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Ryan O'Marra
Ryan O'Marra 2011
Position Centre
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Edmonton Oilers
Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)
Born June 9 1987 (1987-06-09) (age 29),
Tokyo, JPN
NHL Draft 15th overall, 2005
New York Islanders
Pro Career 2006 – present

Ryan O'Marra (born June 9, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He is currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

O'Marra was born to Irish Canadian parents in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to Canada when he was one year old.[1]

O'Marra is also a student at Athabasca University.[2]

Playing careerEdit

O'Marra attended Mentor College Primary School and Lorne Park Secondary School both in Mississauga, Ontario. He played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League for the Erie Otters prior to joining the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In two seasons with the Otters he has earned 95 points (41 goals and 54 assists) in 127 regular season games. He has also made 15 points (9 goals and 6 assists) in 15 playoff games with the Otters. O'Marra was drafted in the first round 15th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He became the first Japanese-born Canadian player selected in the first round of an NHL draft.

At the conclusion of the 2005–06 OHL season, O'Marra was signed to a 3-year contract by the New York Islanders on March 30, 2006.[3] He then joined the Islanders' AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, netting two goals in his professional debut,[4] to complete the year. Ryan was returned to the Otters for his final junior-eligible season, 2006–07. The Otters got off to a slow start, and he was traded to the Saginaw Spirit in late November for promising centre Zack Torquato. On February 27, 2007, his NHL rights were also dealt in a trade to the Edmonton Oilers with Robert Nilsson and the Islanders' 1st round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft (Alex Plante) for Ryan Smyth.[5]

After two difficult seasons with the Oilers affiliates the Springfield Falcons and Stockton Thunder, O'Marra made his NHL debut with the Oilers in the 2009–10 season. Ryan played 6 minutes and was a minus-1 in a game against the Ottawa Senators on November 10, 2009.[6] O'Marra later recorded his first career NHL point assisting on a goal by Colin McDonald against the Vancouver Canucks on November 28, 2009. Coincidentally, the goal was McDonald's first career NHL point as well.[7] O'Marra scored his first career goal on December 26, 2010 for the Oilers against Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks.

On March 17th, 2011, due to multiple injuries to the Edmonton Oilers, O'Marra was recalled along with fellow Barons teammates, Alexandre Giroux, and Chris VandeVelde.

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2006 Vancouver
Gold 2007 Mora
IIHF U18 Championships
Silver 2005 České Budějovice

Ryan played in his first international tournament with Canada Ontario in the 2004 World U-17 Hockey Challenge defeating Canada Pacific to earn gold. O'Marra then won a gold medal as the alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2004 U-18 Junior World Cup. He also played on the Canadian U-18 national team that finished with a silver medal at the 2005 U-18 World Championship in Plzeň, Czech Republic.

He was selected and played a part of the consecutive winning Canadian teams at the 2006 and 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Erie Otters OHL 63 16 16 32 68 9 5 5 10 6
2004–05 Erie Otters OHL 64 25 38 63 60 6 4 1 5 0
2005–06 Erie Otters OHL 61 27 50 77 134
2005–06 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 8 4 1 5 4 3 0 1 1 2
2006–07 Erie Otters OHL 13 8 6 14 26
2006–07 Saginaw Spirit OHL 33 18 19 37 48 3 2 1 3 4
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 31 2 7 9 31
2007–08 Stockton Thunder ECHL 24 11 9 20 45 6 2 7 9 10
2008–09 Springfield Falcons AHL 62 1 9 10 49
2009–10 Springfield Falcons AHL 74 12 6 18 59
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 21 1 4 5 13
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 53 2 20 22 49 6 0 2 2 0
NHL totals 24 1 5 6 15
AHL totals 228 21 43 64 192 9 0 3 3 2

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Ontario WHC17 6 3 4 7 8
2005 Canada WJC18 6 5 0 5 12
2006 Canada WJC 6 0 2 2 18
2007 Canada WJC 6 0 2 2 8
Junior int'l totals 24 8 8 16 46

ReferencesEdit

  1. islesinfo - Ryan O'Marra profile. Islesinfo.com (2007-05-04). Retrieved on 2007-05-04.
  2. Athabasca University - au.world. Athabasca University (2007-07-01). Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved on 2007-07-01.
  3. 2005 first round pick O'Marra signs three-year deal. New York Islanders (2006-03-30). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
  4. O'Marra impressive in debut. New York Islanders (2006-03-31). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
  5. Unable to reach new deal, Oilers trade Smyth to Isles. ESPN (2007-02-27). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
  6. Jason Spezze scored deciding goal in shootout as Senators top Oilers. CBS Sports (2009-11-10). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
  7. Canucks rout Oilers 7-3. Yahoo! Sports (2009-11-28). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
  8. Ryan O'Marra and Canada win Gold. New York Islanders (2007-01-05). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Petteri Nokelainen
New York Islanders first round pick
2005
Succeeded by
Kyle Okposo


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