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Michael Ryder  #17

New Jersey Devils  Right Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: March 31, 1980  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Bonavista, NL, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: MTL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 8th   (216th overall)
DND in 12 of the last 13 games Jan. 28-Feb. 27...Appeared in 800th NHL game Jan. 16 at Ana...Registered fourth multi-pt. game with 1g-1a-2pts Jan. 14 at LA...Posted 2a Dec. 4 at Tor...Recorded first multi-goal game with NJD Nov. 6 at StL...Posted season-high 1g-2a-3pts Oct. 9 at Phi...Had points in back-to-back games three times: Jan. 9-14 (1g-2a-3pts), Oct. 30-Nov. 1 (1g-1a-2pts) & Oct. 9-11 (1g-3a-4pts)...Missed three games Dec. 27-31 (mumps)...2013-14: Appeared in all 82 games for fourth time in NHL career Tied for third on club (P. Elias & T. Zajac) with 18g; was second with 166 shots on goal (Jagr, 231) and sixth with 34pts Tallied goals/points in season-high four straight games Jan. 4-11 (4g) Totaled two 1g-1a-2pt games: Dec. 31 vs. Pit. and Dec. 4 vs Mtl...Appeared in his 700th career NHL contest Nov. 23 at SJ...Notched third career SHG Jan. 7 vs. Phi., his first since Feb. 7, '07 Scored first goal with NJ in home-opener Oct. 4 vs. NYI.
NHL All-Rookie Team (2004) Signed as a free agent by Leksands (Sweden-2), September 19, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 1, 2011. Traded to Montreal by Dallas for Erik Cole and Dallas' 3rd round choice (Connor Crisp) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 26, 2013. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 5, 2013.
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I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.

— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday