We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
North American Skater
Canada
Ryan
Nugent-Hopkins
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 164
LAST CLUB TEAM: Red Deer, WHL
BIRTHDATE: April 12, 1993
MID RANK: 3
HOMETOWN: Burnaby, BC
FINAL RANK: 1
BORN IN: Burnaby, BC, CAN
• In 2010-11, Nugent-Hopkins led the WHL in assists (75), finished fourth overall in points (106) and was named an Eastern Conference First-Team All-Star after helping the Red Deer Rebels to a first place finish in the Central Division.

• He served as an assistant captain with Canada’s Under-18 team at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial in the Czech Republic, where he won gold and scored the game-winning goal, beating the U.S. 1-0.

• His 65 points (24-41--65) in 67 games as a 16-year-old in 2009-10, earned him the WHL’s Rookie of the Year Award and helped Red Deer make it to the playoffs for the first time in three years.

• Nugent-Hopkins was named the 2008 BC Minor Hockey Player of the Year, an honor handed out annually to a BC Amateur Hockey Association player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, leadership, and hockey skill. Previous winners of the award include: Edmonton Oilers forwards Gilbert Brule and Colin Fraser as well as Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner.

• The first overall pick in the 2008 WHL bantam draft, he played Major Midget with the Vancouver North West Giants in 2008-09 winning the league championship -- his 87 points led the league by 24.

• His pre-game rituals include listening to ‘Savior’ by Rise Against and always eating an apple.

NEWS: Nugent-Hopkins ascends to top of draft rankings (click here)

DRAFT BLOG (click here)

FAVOURITES

NHL team: Pittsburgh and Ottawa
NHL player: Sidney Crosby
Shootout move: “Fake shot, fake backhand, back to forehand”
Goal celebration: “One knee up, double fist pump, look to the sky”
Video game: NHL ‘10
Movie: Legends of the Fall
TV show: Friends
Actor/Actress: Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway
Cartoon: The Simpsons
Website: facebook.com
Pump-up song: ‘Savior’ by Rise Against
Restaurant: Cactus Club Café
Sport (other than hockey): Football
Breakfast food: French toast
Superhero: Batman