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.
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.
ANALYSIS
Ryan suffered an injury at the IIHF World Championship tournament in May, and it appears he's shaken off the issue. The 32-year-old pivot is expected to man a bottom-six role when the season commences, and he still has fantasy value in deeper leagues since Ryan had 38 points -- seven on the power play -- in a similar role last year.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    13:48
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:41
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:56
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
14:53
2:07
0:26
2017–18
15:36
2:01
0:22
2018–19
13:48
1:41
1:56
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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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Will miss rest of Worlds
CCalgary Flames
May 23, 2019
Ryan (undisclosed) has been ruled out of the remainder of the IIHF World Championship tournament, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
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Will play at Worlds
CCalgary Flames
April 26, 2019
Ryan was selected to Team USA for the World Championship in Slovakia, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Breaks drought with goal
CCalgary Flames
April 17, 2019
Ryan scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 4.
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Ties career high in points
CCalgary Flames
April 3, 2019
Ryan scored his 13th goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks.
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Finds net twice in rout
CCalgary Flames
April 2, 2019
Ryan scored in both the first and third periods of a 7-2 blowout of Los Angeles on Monday.
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