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Byron Ritchie

Byron Ritchie  #15

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NUMBER: 15 BIRTHDATE: April 24, 1977
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Burnaby, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: HFD / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 7th   (165th overall)
WHL East Second All-Star Team (1996, 1997) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1997) Rights transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Florida by Carolina with Sandis Ozolinsh for Bret Hedican, Kevyn Adams and Tomas Malec, January 16, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Rogle (Sweden-2) September 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Minsk (KHL), May 21, 2009.
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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players