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Ryan Potulny

Ryan Potulny

Center
BIRTHDATE: September 5, 1984
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Grand Forks, ND, United States
WEIGHT: 182 DRAFTED: PHI / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (87th overall)

AHL/Season Notes: Recalled from Binghamton (AHL) for the first time on March 1 ... Made his Senators debut that evening vs Boston registering 7:34 time-on-ice and three shots on goal; Obtained by Ottawa in a trade with Chicago on Feb. 28 ... Was held scoreless in three NHL games with the Blackhawks this season ... Upon trade, ranked second in scoring with Chicago's AHL affiliate (Rockford) having recorded 41 points (18 goals, 23 assists) and 30 penalty minutes in 58 games with the IceHogs ... Made his NHL debut on 4/7/06 at Buffalo (with Philadelphia).
Career game highs: Goals: 2, 11/27/09 vs San Jose (with Edmonton); Assists: 2, (2x) last: 4/5/10 vs Minnesota (with Edmonton); Points: 2, (9x) last: (0-2), 4/5/10 vs Minnesota (with Edmonton)

USHL First All-Star Team (2003) USHL Player of the Year (2003) WCHA First All-Star Team (2006) NCAA West First All-American Team (2006) Missed majority of 2003-04 due to knee injury vs. North Dakota (WCHA), November 7, 2003. Traded to Edmonton by Philadelphia for Danny Syvret, June 6, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 9, 2010. Traded to Ottawa by Chicago with Chicago's 2nd round choice (later traded to Detroit Detroit selected Xavier Ouellet) in 2011 Entry Draft for Chris Campoli and future considerations, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), May 30, 2013.
Quote of the Day

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp