Bobby Ryan is an American-born All-Star hockey player who currently plays for the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. He was drafted second overall to the Anaheim Ducks in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Bobby Ryan made his first NHL start during the 2007-08 season and went on to score in his NHL debut against the LA Kings. He would spend much of this season with Anaheim’s AHL affiliate the Portland Pirates.
In his 2008-09 season, he was back in the NHL though and poised for an excellent season. On January 8, Bobby recorded a natural hat-trick, the first hat-trick of his NHL career. With this, he became the first rookie and fastest player in franchise history to score a hat-trick. On March 22, Bobby broke the Ducks’ rookie point record set by Dustin Penner. On April 22, 2009, Ryan was named a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year.
Bobby would go on to play for the Ducks for five seasons before being traded to Ottawa in 2013.
In his first year with the Senators, Ryan started strong by scoring 23 goals. Unfortunately, his season was cut short from injury. That said, in 2014 the Senators announced they would be signing Bobby for 7 more years. Bobby responded by making his first NHL All-Start Game in the 2014-15 season. Bobby is slated to play in Ottawa thru the 2021-22 season.
In addition to his play at the NHL level, Bobby Ryan has also represented Team USA on multiple occasions during international play. In 2006, he would play for Team USA in the World Junior Championships, and again 4 years later he would wear America’s colors during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.