|Assets:||Can log a lot of ice time and play in all game situations, including a shutdown role. Has good size, mobility, physicality and offensive acumen. Also has a good shot and a strong skating stride.|
|Flaws:||Isn't a natural power-play quarterback or high-octane offensive defenseman, so he shouldn't be counted on as a first offensive option from the back end at the National Hockey League level.|
|Career Potential:||All-round, big-minute defenseman with upside.|
|WCHA||Second All-Star Team||2009-10|
|2/28/2013||Missed 1 game (head injury).|
|2/26/2013||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|10/11/2012||Signed with Barys Astana (KHL).|
|3/06/2011||Missed 1 game (knee injury).|
|3/04/2011||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|1/03/2011||Recalled from Connecticut (AHL).|
|10/03/2010||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|7/06/2010||Signed by the New York Rangers to an entry-level contract.|
|6/30/2009||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|6/30/2009||New York Rangers traded Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto to the Montreal Canadiens for Christopher Higgins, Ryan McDonagh, Doug Janik and Pavel Valentenko.|
|6/22/2007||Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round (12th overall) in 2007.|
Ryan McDonagh scores first of the playoffs | 05/17/2013 12:22 AM
NewsRyan McDonagh scored his first goal of the playoffs in the Rangers 3-2 loss in overtime to Boston Thursday.
ImpactMcDonagh's goal with only two seconds remaining in the second period tied the game at one apiece and it gave the Rangers lots of momentum heading into the third. The momentum continued early in the third as the Rangers made it 2-1 when Derek Stepan scored 14 seconds into the period but rookie defenseman Torey Krug scored on the power play just 2:41 later as Steve Eminger was in the penalty box for holding Rich Peverley. The Bruins took over the game after that, especially in the overtime where they outshot the Rangers 16-5 and finally won it on Brad Marchand's goal. Game 2 is in Boston Sunday at 3pm ET.
McDonagh expects intense, physical series | 05/16/2013 10:21 AM
NewsRyan McDonagh is expecting a physical series against Boston in the second round of the postseason.
The Bergen Record
Impact"In the second round, you're gaining more intensity that will feed off Game 7 wins for both teams," he said. "It's a lot of energy for both teams. You try to make sure you don't get overhyped and lose your discipline." The Rangers didn't give Washington a power play in Game 6 and they took just two penalties in Game 7.
McDonagh a warrior for Rangers in Game 7 | 05/14/2013 10:21 AM
NewsEven though Ryan McDonagh didn't find the score sheet in Game 7, he was a vital part of the Rangers' win.
ImpactThis isn't anything new as McDonagh has become one of the better shutdown defensemen in the league. McDonagh played 23:15, which is quite remarkable considering he was plastered, face-first into the boards early in the game on a hit from Alex Ovechkin, leaving him bloodied and scarred. He missed only two shifts and most importantly kept Ovechkin pointless for for the fifth straight game. "It's a big part of playoff hockey," coach John Tortorella said. "All year long we've been a pretty disciplined team. You get to this type of situation and Ovechkin was trying to get his team going. I think it's a penalty, but it's part of the game."
Ryan McDonagh shuts down Alex Ovechkin | 05/13/2013 11:06 PM
NewsRyan McDonagh played a team-high 23:15 and blocked three shots in Monday's Game 7 win over the Washington Capitals.
ImpactMcDonagh's not the type of player that shows up in the scoresheet, but his contribution to the Rangers can't be understated. McDonagh and partner Dan Girardi silenced Caps star Alex Ovechkin yet again Monday night and McDonagh missed just one shift after Ovechkin slammed him into the boards in the first period. The Rangers defenseman ended up with a cut across his forehead from the hit and briefly went to the locker room before returning. McDonagh's next job will be shutting down Boston's top line of Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton and David Krejci.
Ryan McDonagh not dwelling on mishap | 05/05/2013 9:38 AM
NewsDespite committing a mishap that ultimately led to the game-winning goal for the Capitals Saturday, Rangers' defenseman Ryan McDonagh is already focused on Game Three.
New York Daily News
ImpactMcDonagh was assessed a two-minute minor penalty in overtime after he accidentally shot the puck over the glass, after which Washington scored a power play goal to win the game. When asked about the play McDonagh simply said "I was trying to get the puck up to I think (forward Brian Boyle) there along the wall and just got a little bit too under it." Since the play occurred toward the end of a three-minute shift where the Rangers were pinned in their own zone, McDonagh can be forgiven for the misplay.
Ryan McDonagh plays a gem of a game Sunday | 03/11/2013 10:25 AM
NewsRyan McDonagh recorded two assists, two shots, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's win over Washington.
The Bergen Record
Impact"That's as consistent as he's played in a while," coach John Tortorella said. "He was really confident with the puck carrying it. The standards are set so high for him, a couple of little hiccups in his game and you start thinking, 'What's going on?'" The Rangers need McDonagh to recapture his past form the 2011-12 campaign while Marc Staal is on the sidelines. He logged a team-high 25:58 of ice time in the contest.
Ryan McDonagh will play Thursday | 02/28/2013 3:13 PM
NewsRyan McDonagh said he will return from his undisclosed injury Thursday versus Tampa Bay.
The Bergen Record
Impact"Obviously I wanted to see how I felt after my first skate (yesterday)," he said Thursday morning. "There was no issues. I felt even better today. It's exciting, I'm excited about playing tonight." McDonagh has contributed five points, 30 hits and 35 blocked shots in 17 games this season.
Ryan McDonagh hopes to return Thursday | 02/27/2013 3:38 PM
NewsRyan McDonagh (undisclosed) was back on the ice Wednesday and appeared to be optimistic about getting back into New York's lineup for Thursday night.
The Bergen Record
ImpactMcDonagh required 12 stitches to the outside of his lip and additional stitches inside his mouth after being driven into the glass, face-first by Montreal's Max Pacioretty this past Saturday.
Ryan McDonagh misses skate, likely out Tues. | 02/26/2013 5:24 PM
NewsRyan McDonagh (undisclosed) did not participate in Tuesday's morning skate and is unlikely to play against the Winnipeg Jets.
ESPN New York
ImpactThe Rangers have yet to disclose what type of injury McDonagh suffered, although some sort of head injury seems likely considering he's been sidelined since a hit from Montreal's Max Pacioretty. This is also beginning to sound a lot like Rick Nash's "undisclosed" injury, which is also believed to be a concussion. We'll just have to wait and see how McDonagh recovers.
Rangers haven't updated McDonagh's status | 02/25/2013 11:29 AM
NewsThe New York Rangers haven't provided an update on Ryan McDonagh's (undisclosed) injury status yet.
ImpactIt's possible that McDonagh has a concussion after being hit by Montreal's Max Pacioretty on Saturday. That being said, given how secretive the Rangers have been about Rick Nash's undisclosed injury, it wouldn't be surprising if they are similarly quiet about McDonagh's status. McDonagh is not as big of a factor as Nash in fantasy leagues, but the two arguably have equal importance in the eyes of the Rangers. McDonagh has averaged 23:44 minutes per game this season.
Ryan McDonagh out with possible concussion | 02/24/2013 11:02 AM
NewsRyan McDonagh left Saturday night's 3-0 loss to the Canadiens with 12:40 left in the second period and did not return.
New York Daily News
ImpactMcDonagh left Saturday's contest at the Bell Centre after Max Pacioretty put an elbow in his back and drove him facefirst into the glass potentially delivering a concussion. "How high did Pacioretty jump on his hit?" a frustrated John Tortorella said after the game. At this moment, the Rangers have not provided an update on McDonagh's status. Pacioretty's hearing with the NHL for his hit is scheduled for 4 pm today.
Torts will 'play the hell' out of top D pair | 01/15/2013 2:43 PM
NewsJohn Tortorella says he's going to "play the hell" out of Ryan McDonagh and Daniel Girardi this season despite the compact schedule.
Steve Zipay on Twitter
ImpactMcDonagh was one of the biggest surprises of last season, especially in the playoffs. We were a bit concerned about how much ice time he would get with Marc Staal at 100 percent this season, but it appears he and Girardi will be the go-to pairing in New York in this shortened campaign. You can bump up both players' stock slightly, but keep in mind that neither is likely to put up more than 20 points.
McDonagh dealt with language barrier in KHL | 01/11/2013 11:52 AM
NewsRyan McDonagh said the language barrier at times while he was in the KHL was tough to adapt to.
The Bergen Record
ImpactThe Rangers had a few other players abroad: Derek Stepan in Finland, Rick Nash in Switzerland and Carl Hagelin in Sweden. McDonagh had three points in 10 KHL games. "Our goalie coach would translate for us," McDonagh said. "All the import players would sit next to each other in the locker room. The coach would be talking and then the goalie coach would chime in. That was a little difficult, I guess. I didn't know if we were truly on the same page. He didn't quite do a very good job, kind of said bits and pieces, move the puck, pass, get it out of your hands. It wasn't too detailed."
|Goals||1||4 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Apr 10||1|
|Assists||2||2 times-last:at Wsh||last:Mar 10||2|
|Points||2||4 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Apr 10||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. NYI||Feb 7||4|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:at Buf||last:Apr 19||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||47 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Apr 27||0|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. NYI||Feb 7||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||47 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Wpg||Apr 1||0|
|Shots||6||vs. Fla||Mar 21||4|
|Penalty Minutes||44||2011-12 (NYR)|
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