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Ryan Craig

Ryan Craig  #12

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NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: January 6, 1982
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Abbotsford, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 213 DRAFTED: TBL / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (255th overall)
2014-15: Had shot and hit in CBJ season debut 3/18 at EDM... Tallied 12-16-28 with 54 PIM in 57 games while serving as team captain for Springfield (AHL) at time of recall on 3/16... Leads club with six PPGs and tied for third in goals and points. 2013-14: Played in six games with CBJ... Scored a goal in 500th career AHL game 3/15 vs. PRO... Recorded two shots on goal on 6:46 in Columbus debut 10/15 at DET. Career: Scored 100th career AHL goal on 11/30/12 at Manchester. Served as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton captain from 2010-12... Won AHL Penguins IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year in 2010-2011... Served as Norfolk captain in second half of 2009-2010; led team in goals (23) and points (45)... Tallied NHL career highs of 15-13-28 in 48 games with TBL in 2005-06... Scored goal in his NHL debut with TBL on 12/17/05 vs. DET (opposing goalie: Chris Osgood).
WHL East First All-Star Team (2003) Canadian Major Junior Humanitarian Player of the Year (2003) Missed majority of 2007-08 due to back and knee injuries. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Springfield (AHL), July 19, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 6, 2013.
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL