Ryan Stoa
Ryan Stoa Lake Erie
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Colorado Avalanche
Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
Born April 13 1987 (1987-04-13) (age 30),
Bloomington, MN, USA
NHL Draft 34th overall, 2005
Colorado Avalanche
Pro Career 2009 – present

Ryan James Stoa (born April 13, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey Left wing currently playing for the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL while under contract to the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit


Stoa was drafted in the 2nd round (34th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. Prior to being drafted Ryan played high school hockey at Bloomington Kennedy High School earning All-Lake Conference Honorable Mention honors during the 2002–03 season.[1] He was then selected to the U.S. Development Program playing in the Under 17 and 18 National Team from 2003–2005.

Stoa committed play Collegiate Hockey for the University of Minnesota in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. In 2005–06, his freshmen year, Stoa finished second to Phil Kessel in freshman scoring with 25 points for the Golden Gophers. At the start of the 2007–08 season, in his junior year, Stoa was Red-Shirted when he suffered a season ending knee-injury.[2] In the following season, Stoa returned as the Gophers captain to lead the WCHA in scoring with 46 points in 36 games to be named the Gophers Most Valuable Player.[3] Stoa was also selected to the WCHA First All-Star Team and named first-team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association, College Hockey News and Inside College Hockey.[4] On March 27, 2009, Stoa forwent his senior year and signed a two-year entry level contract with the Colorado Avalanche.[5][6]


Despite making an impression with the Avalanche in the pre-season,[7] Stoa was assigned to the Avalanche's AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters to begin the 2009–10 season.[8] On October 13, 2009, he scored his first professional goal with Lake Erie against the San Antonio Rampage in a 4-1 defeat.[9] Stoa made his NHL debut with the Avalanche against the Calgary Flames on December 13, 2009.[10] In his fifth recall to the Avalanche, Stoa scored his first NHL goal in a 5-2 defeat to the Chicago Blackhawks on April 9, 2010.[11] Stoa finished the season scoring 40 points with the Monsters, co-leading the AHL with 23 goals among rookies.[12]

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States of America
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2007 Mora
IIHF U18 Championships
Gold 2005 České Budějovice

Apart of the U.S. development program, Stoa was named to the United States Team for the 2005 U18 World Championships.[13] Using his imposing frame, Stoa recorded 3 assists in 6 games to help the U.S. capture Gold.[14] Stoa was also named to the U.S. Team for the 2007 World Junior Championships in Mora, Sweden. Stoa played a checking role with the Americans, and scored 2 points in 7 games to help earn Bronze.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 U.S. National Development Team USDP 60 19 20 39 26 7 7 1 8 2
2004–05 U.S. National Development Team USDP 38 14 24 38 36
2005–06 University of Minnesota WCHA 41 10 15 25 43
2006–07 University of Minnesota WCHA 41 12 12 24 44
2007–08 University of Minnesota WCHA 2 1 1 2 2
2008–09 University of Minnesota WCHA 36 24 22 46 76
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 54 23 17 40 42
2009–10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 12 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 48 16 17 33 55 7 1 0 1 4
2010–11 Colorado Avalanche NHL 25 2 2 4 20
NHL totals 37 4 3 7 20 1 0 0 0 2


Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States WJC18 6 0 3 3 2
2007 United States WJC 7 1 1 2 8
Junior int'l totals 13 1 4 5 10

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
WCHA First All-Star Team 2008–09 [4]
NCAA West First All-American Team 2008–09


  1. Ryan Stoa profile. Colorado Avalanche (2010-09-08). Retrieved on 2010-09-08.
  2. Stoa to miss remainder of season. (2007-10-15). Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  3. Stoa and Bostrom Each Collect Three Team Awards. gophersports (2009-03-29). Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Schroeder selected top rookie; Stoa picked for WCHA first team. Star Tribune (2009-03-20). Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  5. Dater, Adrian. "Avalanche sign college star Stoa", Denver Post, 2009-03-27. Retrieved on 2010-04-30. 
  6. Dater, Adrian. "Roster shift gives Stoa early chance", Denver Post, 2009-07-11. Retrieved on 2010-04-30. 
  7. Chambers, Mike. "Rookie Stoa shines in debut with nifty goal", Denver Post, 2009-09-18. Retrieved on 2010-04-30. 
  8. "Stoa cut", Denver Post, 2009-09-21. Retrieved on 2010-04-30. 
  9. Monsters outshoot but don't outscore Rampage. Lake Erie Monsters (2009-10-13). Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  10. Avalanche hold off Flames, take over first place in Northwest Division. CBS Sports (2009-12-13). Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  11. Blackhawks win sixth straight, closer to clinching top seed in West. CBS Sports (2010-04-09). Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  12. 2009-10 Lake Erie look back. Lake Erie Monsters (2010-04-14). Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  13. Team USA roster. IIHF (2005-03-20). Retrieved on 2010-04-11.
  14. U.S. beats Canada; Win U18 Championship. TSN (2005-04-24). Retrieved on 2010-04-11.

External linksEdit

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