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Six Questions with LA Kings Forward Ryan Smyth

by Melody Huskey / Los Angeles Kings
LAKings.com caught up with newly acquired Kings left wing Ryan Smyth to ask six questions about what he does during the offseason.


Ryan Smyth met with his new teammates for the first time in early July.
Smyth, acquired from Colorado by the Kings on July 3, 2009 in exchange for Kyle Quincey,Tom Preissing and a fifth round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has played in 920 career regular season NHL games with the Avalanche, New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers. He has recorded 660 points (310-350=660) and 733 penalty minutes. In 81 career playoff games, Smyth has 52 points (25-27=52) and 82 penalty minutes. This past season, Smyth’s 14th in the NHL, he tied for his team’s lead in points (59), was first in assists (33) and was second in goals (26) in 77 games. He also tied for the club lead in power play goals (10), short-handed goals (one), tied for first in game-winning goals (three) and he was first in shots (257).

LAKings.com: What was the first thing you did after the season ended?
Smyth: I took my wife on vacation to Hawaii.

LAKings.com: Where are you living during the summer?
Smyth: I live in Blind Bay, BC in Canada.

LAKings.com: How do you keep in shape during the offseason?  Describe a typical workout.
Smyth: I work out every morning for about two hours. I do cardio and weights, but every day is a different workout.

LAKings.com: What is your favorite summer activity?
Smyth: Getting on the lake and spending some time with my kids are my favorite activities.

LAKings.com: What was your favorite moment of the 2008-09 season?
Smyth: Scoring my 300th goal on the same night as my teammate Milan Hejduk. (Smyth: Did You Know?)

LAKings.com: What are you most looking forward to for next season?
Smyth: A successful and exciting year with my new team.

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