Ice hockey player
| November 12, 1983 (age 32)
Sharon, ON, CAN (1983-11-12) |
Los Angeles Kings
Matt Ryan (ice hockey) Wikipedia
Matthew Ryan (born November 12, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for Dundee Stars of the Elite Ice Hockey League.
Undrafted, Ryan played junior hockey with the Wexford Raiders of the OPJHL before committing to a collegiate career at Niagara University of the CHA. After posting an impressive 19 points in his freshman year, he left in his following sophomore year for the higher level of competition in the Ontario Hockey League. In his second year with the Guelph Storm in 2003–04, he scored a career high 77 points on the way to reaching the Memorial Cup.
On August 2, 2004, Ryan was signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year entry level contract. In 2004–05, his first professional season, he scored 24 points with the Kings AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs. He matched his offensive out with the Monarchs the following season and made his NHL debut with the Kings on December 31, 2005 against the Dallas Stars finishing 2005–06 with 12 games recording an assist.
Ryan played the next two seasons strictly with Manchester before signing a one-year contract with German team, Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. During the 2008–09 season, his contract with the Panthers was suspended after he returned home to Canada for personal reasons on November 11, 2008. Ryan returned later in the season and became the Panthers most dependable role player and was re-signed for a further year on June 10, 2009.
On June 15, 2010, Ryan signed a one-year contract with Austrian league team, Villacher SV.
On July 16, 2012, Ryan signed with Italian team Hockey Milano Rossoblu. He moved to the EIHL for the 2013-14 season, playing with the Nottingham Panthers. There he posted 64 points in 68 games and helped the team win the EIHL Challenge Cup. In August 2014, Ryan switched teams, signing a two-year contract with the Dundee Stars in the EIHL. For the 2014-15 season, he both played on the Stars and served as an assistant coach.