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Rick Rypien

Rick Rypien  #11

NUMBER: 11 BIRTHDATE: May 16, 1984
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Coleman, AB, Canada
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.
Quote of the Day

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals