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Rick Rypien

Rick Rypien  #11

Center
NUMBER: 11 BIRTHDATE: May 16, 1984
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Coleman, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 190
Shoots: Right
Signed to an ATO (amateur tryout) contract by Manitoba (AHL), March 22, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, November 9, 2005. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to recurring groin injury. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to viral infection. Granted indefinite leave of absence by Vancouver, November 25, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 4, 2011. Passed away on August 15, 2011.
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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson