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#94 - LW - Ryan Smyth
The Banff, Alberta born product joins the Stony Plain Eagles family following an extremely successful NHL career that spanned over 18 seasons. Captain Canada was the face of the Oilers and Hockey Canada for many years and is now suiting up for a chance to play for Canada's oldest National trophy, the Allan Cup.
Ryan's career began in Moose Jaw as a member of the Warriors in the WHL where he spent parts of three seasons before being a 1st Round Pick to the Edmonton Oiler's #6 overall in the 1994 draft. His career in Moose Jaw saw him post 224 points in 188 games from 1992-1995. Smytty first represented Team Canada during the 94-95 season as he collected his first of many International Gold Medals at the World Junior tournament that was hosted in Red Deer that Christmas.
The 95-96 season was Ryan’s first of nearly 14 full seasons as an Edmonton Oiler. Ryan spent parts of his career with the New York Islanders, Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings before making a return to the Oilers to finish up his memorable career. So many moments about his career are ingrained in the minds of Oiler’s fans both young and old. In his NHL career Smytty amassed 842 points (386 G & 456 A) in 1270 NHL games, which included 59 points in 93 postseason games.
Internationally, Ryan is the only player in hockey history to win a Gold Medal at the following International events: World Junior Championships, World Championships (2x), Winter Olympics, World Cup, and the Spengler Cup.
Smytty is going to bring a level of credibility, accountability and leadership that not many players would be able to bring to the table, especially at this level. His passion and love for hockey will undoubtedly rub off on the young group of Eagles that we currently have, and will help for future years as this group gains more and more experience.
We are thrilled to welcome Ryan and his family into our Eagle’s family!
Ryan Smyth - Elite Prospects Profile