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Ryan signs five-year deal with Ducks

Tuesday, 09.14.2010 / 3:49 PM / NHL Free Agency 2010

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Ryan signs five-year deal with Ducks
Anaheim re-signed restricted free-agent forward Bobby Ryan to a five-year contract.
The Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday re-signed left wing Bobby Ryan to a five-year contract that runs through the 2014-15 season. The club did not reveal any financial terms, but TSN, citing sources, said the deal is worth $25.5 million.  

"We're pleased to have come to an agreement with Bobby before training camp," Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray said in a statement. "Bobby is already a proven NHL goal scorer at the age of 23 and certainly has his best years ahead of him.”

The 23-year-old is coming off a career-high 35 goals and 64 points in 81 games in 2009-10, his second full season with the Ducks. The Cherry Hill, N.J., native ranked second in the NHL among U.S.-born players in goal scoring, trailing only New Jersey's Zach Parise, who had 38, and was tied for 10th in the League in goals.

Ryan led all Ducks in goals, ranked third in both points and plus/minus (plus-9), and second in both power-play goals (11) and shots (258). He scored his 100th career NHL point with a game-winning goal on Dec. 29 vs. Minnesota in his 126th career game.

The 6-foot-2, 208-pounder won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. It was Ryan's first Olympic appearance and second career Team USA appearance. He had a goal, an assist and was plus-3 in six games in the Olympics. He scored the first goal of the tournament when he got the first goal for Team USA in a 3-1 win against Switzerland.

Selected by Anaheim with the No. 2 pick in the 2005 Entry Draft, Ryan was a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie following the 2008-09 season after scoring 31 goals and 57 points in 64 games in his first full season . Ryan established club rookie records in both goals and points, and matched Francois Beauchemin's 2005-06 team mark for assists by a rookie.

In 168 career NHL games, Ryan has collected 71 goals and 131 points, along with 120 PIM and a plus-21 rating. He has also appeared in 15 Stanley Cup Playoff contests with Anaheim, scoring 5 goals and 7 points.


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