2015 NHL Draft
Ryan McDonagh

Ryan McDonagh  #27

New York Rangers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: June 13, 1989  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: St. Paul, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 213 DRAFTED: MTL / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (12th overall)
Last Game: Logged 21:57 of ice time in Game 6 at TBL - Ranks second among NHL defensemen, and leads Eastern Conference defensemen, in goals (seven), assists (19), and points (26) in playoff action since the 2014 Playoffs - Has notched four points (1 G, 3 A) in the last seven games and five points (2 G, 3 A) in the last nine games 2015 PLAYOFFS - Is tied for fourth in the NHL in blocked shots (40) and takeaways (14), and is tied for fifth in GWG (two) - Leads NHL defensemen in takeaways, is tied for first in GWG and PPG (two), is tied for second in goals (three), and is tied for sixth in points (nine) and PPP (three) - Leads the Rangers in average ice time (23:50), is tied for the team lead in GWG and PPG, ranks second in blocked shots and takeaways, is tied for fifth in goals, points, and plus/minus rating (plus-three), and is tied for sixth in points FIRST ROUND VS. PIT - Tied for first among all skaters - and led all defensemen - in points (four)
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2008) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2010) Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal with Chris Higgins and Pavel Valentenko for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto, June 30, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Astana (KHL), October 9, 2012.
Quote of the Day

He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.

— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday