Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), September 19, 2004. Traded to San Jose by Carolina with Carolina's 5th round choice (Cody Ferriero) in 2010 Entry Draft for Buffalo's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Carolina selected Mark Alt) in 2010 Entry Draft, February 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), June 15, 2011. Officially announced his retirement, March 25, 2013.
I'm sure [my father] was going crazy up there. I hope all of my friends were celebrating in the crowd. Coming back here and all of my friends and family are here, getting a goal in front of them is special.
— Blues forward Ryan Reaves on scoring the game-winning goal Sunday against the Jets in his hometown of Winnipeg