Derek Ryan
Derek Ryan
32-Year-Old CenterC
Calgary Flames
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Don't let the bottom-six usage fool you -- Ryan has recorded a respectable 38 points in each of his last two seasons. He also went plus-21 with seven power-play points and four shorthanded points in 2018-19. Ryan can play on any line under coach Bill Peters, and that versatility allows him to be far more productive than most checking-line centers. Fantasy owners can expect the 32-year-old to top 35 points for a third straight season in 2019-20, with five to eight of those tallies coming on the man advantage. Ryan isn't much of a physical player -- he's only topped 50 hits once during his first three full NHL campaigns -- so his value outside of standard formats will depend on which categories are counted. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $9.38 million contract with the Flames in July of 2018.
Contributes goal and assist
CCalgary Flames
October 17, 2019
Ryan scored a goal on three shots and added an assist with a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 5-1 win over Detroit.
ANALYSIS
Ryan had luck on his side for his third-period goal, getting credit for being the last Flame to touch the puck before a Detroit defenseman shot the puck into his own net. He also assisted on Mark Giordano's power-play tally four minutes later, giving Ryan his first multi-point game of the year. The 32-year-old veteran has one goal and three assists in eight games while serving in a bottom-six role.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:38
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:56
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:21
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
15:36
2:01
0:22
2018–19
13:48
1:41
1:56
2019–20
14:38
0:56
2:21
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
After three seasons with the Hurricanes where he scored a combined 67 points in 147 games, (primarily in a bottom-six role), Ryan signed as a free agent with the Flames in July, inking a new three-year, $3.1 million contract. With the Flames, Ryan is reunited with Bill Peters, who was Ryan's coach for all three of his seasons in Carolina. Looking ahead, Ryan is expected to fill a similar checking-line role in Calgary, lining up behind Sean Monahan and Matthew Tkachuk as the team's third-line center.
After spending over a decade playing at various levels outside the NHL, including the AHL, WHL and Europe, the undrafted Ryan finally landed a full-time gig with the Hurricanes last season, playing in 67 games and scoring 29 points in a mostly third-line role. Fittingly, Ryan was nominated as a finalist for the NHL’s Bill Masterton trophy for perseverance and dedication to hockey, and was eventually re-signed by the Hurricanes to a one-year, $1.42 million contract in July. Ryan is expected to reprise his checking-line center role once again in Carolina next season and is a good late-round draft candidate in the deepest fantasy formats.
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Chips in with assist
CCalgary Flames
October 15, 2019
Ryan collected an assist in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Flyers.
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Notches assist
CCalgary Flames
October 3, 2019
Ryan (illness) had a helper and two shots on goal in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche.
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Back in action
CCalgary Flames
October 3, 2019
Ryan (illness) is in the projected lineup for Thursday's regular-season opener against Colorado, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Misses practice Friday
CCalgary Flames
Illness
September 27, 2019
Ryan (illness) was absent from practice Friday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Gearing up Monday
CCalgary Flames
September 16, 2019
Ryan (undisclosed) will play in Monday's home preseason game versus the Canucks, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports.
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