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Ryan O'Reilly (ice hockey, born 2000)

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Ryan O’Reilly (born March 21, 2000) is an American ice hockey forward currently playing for the USHL Fargo Force. O’Reilly was drafted 98th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing career

Ryan O’Reilly played most of his youth hockey developing in the Dallas Stars Elite program where he helped lead the U12, U14, and U16 Dallas Stars Elite teams win the Tier 1 USA Hockey Rocky Mountain District Championships to move on and compete in the Tier 1 USA Hockey National Championship tournaments.[2] As Captain of the Dallas Stars U16 team, O’Reilly was tied as one of the second highest goal scoring leaders in the USA Hockey Tier 1 U16 National Championship Tournament, and finished the regular 2016 - 2017 season as the #1 goal scoring leader in the Tier One Elite Hockey League (T1EHL).[3]

O’Reilly also spent a year living in the Novi Michigan/metro Detroit area playing for the Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club[4], where he scored the winning goal in overtime to help the Little Caesars team win the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) 2013 Tier 1 Pee Wee Major Championship.[5]

Junior Career

O’Reilly was drafted in Round 1, and #4 Overall, by the USHL Madison Capitols, in Phase 1 of the 2016 USHL Draft.[6]

Prior to being required to sit out several months for mono and infection[7], O’Reilly was the #1 goal scoring rookie in the USHL and tied for the top 3 in goal scoring overall in the USHL until late January 2018. O’Reilly still finished the 2017 -2018 season tied for second in the USHL rookie goal scoring with 21 goals, and was selected as a member of the USHL All-Rookie Teams.[8] For players in the USHL during the 2017 – 2018 season, born in the 2000 birth year, O’Reilly was second in goals scored per game played finishing just behind Oliver Wahlstrom, and led the top 5 goal scorers in shooting percentage at 20.8%.

O’Reilly was selected by USA Hockey and NHL Central Scouting to compete in the sixth annual CCM / USA Hockey All - American Prospects Game, where he scored the game tying goal in the third period.[9]

O’Reilly was selected by the USHL and NHL Central Scouting to compete in the 2018 USHL / NHL Top Prospects Game where he finished with the top 5 overall score for the USHL On-Ice Testing completed by Sports Testing Inc for all players selected to play in the 2018 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game testing speed, agility and skating, both with and without the puck.[10]

On May 7, 2018 O’Reilly was traded by the USHL Madison Capitols to the 2018 USHL Clark Cup Champions Fargo Force where he will play the 2018 – 2019 season.[11]

Collegiate career

Ryan O’Reilly is committed to play NCAA Division 1 college hockey at the University Of Denver beginning with the 2019 – 2020 season. Along with University Of Denver Hockey Coaches David Carle and Tavis MacMillan, O’Reilly was recruited by then Head Coach Jim Montgomery who was announced as the new Head Coach of the NHL Dallas Stars on May 4, 2018 near O’Reilly’s home town.[12]

Professional career

Ryan O’Reilly was drafted 98th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft that was held for the first time near his home town in Dallas Texas at the American Airlines Center June 22 – 23, 2018.[13]

Personal life

Ryan O’Reilly was born in Southlake, Texas. Ryan’s two older brothers Michael and Brendan, and his parents Jim and Wendy were all born in St. Louis, Missouri and the family relocated to Southlake Texas before Ryan O’Reilly was born.

Older brother Brendan O’Reilly was an Assistant Captain and played defense for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Saint John Sea Dogs (2017 – 2018), and previously played defense for the Western Hockey League (WHL) Tri-City Americans (2013 – 2017).[14]

Older brother Michael O'Reilly played defense for the North American Hockey League (NAHL) Odessa Jackalopes, and attended college and played hockey for Texas A&M University in the ACHA.[15]

This Ryan O’Reilly (born March 21, 2000 in Southlake Texas, USA)[16] is not related to the Ryan O’Reilly professional hockey player with the NHL St. Louis Blues (born February 7, 1991 in Clinton, Ontario, Canada), although the younger O’Reilly met the older O’Reilly when he was 10 years old at the American Airlines Center in Dallas TX.[17]

Career statistics

Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com (https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/276199/ryan-o-reilly), or The Internet Hockey Database (http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=200238)

Awards and honors

2016 – 2017 Season: T1EHL U16 Most Goals[18]

9/21/17: CCM / USA Hockey All - American Prospects Game

1/9/18: USHL / NHL Top Prospects Game

2017 – 2018 Season: USHL All – Rookie Second Team

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fraley, Gerry. "Detroit Takes O'Reilly, Giving Area Fans A Treat To Wrap Up AAC Event". pressreader.com. The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  2. Allentuck, Danielle. "The O'Reilly Factor: NHL Could Soon Have Two Ryan O'Reillys". buffalonews.com. The Buffalo News. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  3. LaPinta, David. "Ryan O'Reilly Commits To University Of Denver". dsehc.com. Dallas Stars Elite. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  4. Kulfan, Ted. "Football Hotbed Can't Lure Wings Prospect Ryan O'Reilly From Hockey". detroitnews.com. The Detroit News. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  5. Hron, Jayson. "O'Reilly In Familiar Surroundings At Detroit Development Camp". usahockey.com. USA Hockey. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  6. Chacos, Kimberly. "Capitols Pick 11 Players In Phase 1 Of USHL Draft". madcapshockey.com. Madison Capitols. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  7. Shapiro, Sean. "The Other Ryan O'Reilly Is Ready To Hear His Name At The NHL Draft In Dallas". theathletic.com. The Athletic. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  8. Meyers, Kevin. "USHL All - Rookie Teams Announced". ushl.com. United States Hockey League. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  9. LaPinta, David. "Ryan O'Reilly Selected For CCM / USA Hockey All - American Prospects Game". dsehc.com. Dallas Stars Elite.
  10. Meyers, Kevin. "USHL / NHL Top Prospects Game Testing Results". ushl.com. United States Hockey League. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  11. Staff, Force. "Force Acquire Three Players". fargoforce.com. Fargo Force.
  12. Fraley, Gerry. "Why The Dallas Stars Get The Assist For A Local Product Getting Picked By The Red Wings In The NHL Draft". dallasnews.com. SportsDay. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  13. Caples, Michael. "A Look At The Red Wings' 2018 Draft Class". mihockey.com. MiHockey. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  14. Roszell, Tim. "Sea Dogs Name Bailey Webster New Captain". sjseadogs.com. Saint John Sea Dogs. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  15. Dawson, Peter. "From Southlake To The NHL: A Local Hockey Prospect Hopes To Make That A Reality This Week". star-telegram.com. Star-Telegram. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  16. Hockey Database, Staff. "Ryan O'Reilly". hockeydb.com. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  17. Chambers, Mike. "Four Future DU Pioneers Selected In NHL Draft - O'Reilly and Demin Selected With The 98th and 99th Picks". denverpost.com. The Denver Post. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  18. Elite Prospects, Staff. "Ryan O'Reilly". eliteprospects.com. Elite Prospects.


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