|Assets:||Has the ability to play a physical brand of hockey. Can also produce solid point totals at lower levels. Doesn't know the meaning of the word 'quit'.|
|Flaws:||Could use more bulk and overall strength for his 6-0, 190-pound frame in order to better compete at the National Hockey League level.|
|Career Potential:||Depth forward.|
|12/11/2014||Suspended by the NHL for 3 games.|
|11/30/2014||Missed 2 games (suspended by nhl).|
|11/27/2014||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|11/25/2014||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|11/18/2014||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/26/2014||Fined $1,474 by the NHL.|
|1/29/2014||Signed by the Dallas Stars to a three-year contract extension.|
|12/06/2013||Missed 1 game (foot injury).|
|12/05/2013||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|11/02/2013||Missed 5 games (suspended by nhl).|
|10/23/2013||Suspended by the NHL for 5 games.|
|4/03/2013||Missed 9 games (hand injury).|
|3/19/2013||Hand injury, injured reserve.|
|3/16/2013||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|7/16/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Dallas Stars to a two-year contract.|
|6/18/2012||Dallas Stars tendered a qualifying offer.|
|2/17/2012||Recalled from Texas (AHL).|
|9/28/2011||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|7/10/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Dallas Stars to a one-year contract.|
|7/10/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Dallas Stars.|
Garbutt gets fined for spear, no suspension | 04/26/2014 4:54 PM
NewsRyan Garbutt has been fined $1,474.36 for his spear to Anaheim's Corey Perry.
ImpactThat is the maximum he could fined under the CBA. Garbutt was given a major penalty for spearing and game misconduct in Game 5 on Friday night for the incident. He will be eligible to play in Game 6.
Garbutt unlikely to be suspended for spear | 04/26/2014 12:53 PM
NewsThe Stars' Ryan Garbutt is unlikely to be suspended for spearing Corey Perry in the groin during Friday night's 6-2 loss to the Ducks.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactThe NHL has not indicated if it will review the infraction that saw Garbutt receive a five-minute major and a game misconduct. However, even if it does, the league has not made a habit of suspending players for spearing in the post season. Milan Lucic was fined for a playoff spear this season against Detroit but was not suspended.
Garbutt scores in Dallas' win | 04/22/2014 3:20 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt scored a goal in Dallas' 3-0 win over Anaheim in Game 3 of their opening round playoff series Monday night.
ImpactGarbutt gave Dallas an insurance goal at 7:52 of the third period when he scored his second of the playoffs off a rebound. Jamie Benn and Valeri Nichushkin also scored for the Stars.
Ryan Garbutt nets his first playoff goal | 04/19/2014 11:18 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt had a goal and five shots in a 3-2 loss to Anaheim in Game 2 on Friday night.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe scored around the halfway mark of the third period to draw Dallas within a goal, but for a second straight time the Stars couldn't get the equalizer. Garbutt is playing in his first NHL playoffs after a productive regular season. He registered 17 goals, 32 points and 106 penalty minutes in 75 games.
Ryan Garbutt hopes to avoid 'diver' label | 04/01/2014 9:11 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt was whistled for diving three times in March.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactThat's not a reputation that he wants to build for himself moving forward. "You just have to adapt as the season goes on," Garbutt said. "They don't call as many penalties at this time of the year, so you work on that, you skate hard, and you don't embellish. I think it's something I'll learn as I play more games in this league." He is having a career year in 2013-14 with 15 goals and 28 points in 67 games. He also has 90 penalty minutes and 128 hits.
Ryan Garbutt scores twice, Stars fall in CHI | 03/26/2014 12:23 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt had two goals in the Stars' 4-2 loss to Chicago on Tuesday night.
ImpactThe 28 year old snaps out of a five game pointless funk, and raises his total to 14 goals and 26 points through 65 games this season.
Garbutt leads Stars past Coyotes | 02/05/2014 3:15 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt scored a goal and registered an assist in Dallas' 3-1 win over Phoenix Tuesday night.
ImpactGarbutt added his 11th into an empty net with 26.7 seconds left. He also has nine assists in 49 games this season. Antoine Roussel scored his first goal in 19 games, while Shawn Horcoff also scored for the Stars. Tyler Seguin assisted on Horcoff's goal to extend his point streak to six games and give him 55 points in 54 games.
Ryan Garbutt's new deal is worth $5.4 million | 01/29/2014 6:40 PM
NewsRyan Garbutt's recently inked three-year extension is worth $5.4 million.
ImpactAs expected, Garbutt is getting a big raise from his 2013-14 salary of $600,000. "I've seen a lot of things I've liked," said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. "He's added a lot of speed to our team. He's an important guy on our penalty kill. On the offensive side, if you can get into that 10-15 goal range you'll be a factor, and that's a very effective player. He's had good chemistry, he has a good role here and he fits in how we want to play. I'm happy for him." Garbutt has 18 points and 61 penalty minutes in 46 contests in 2013-14.
Dallas inks Ryan Garbutt to three-year deal | 01/29/2014 12:28 PM
NewsRyan Garbutt and the Dallas Stars have agreed to a three-year extension.
ImpactThe terms of Garbutt's deal aren't known, but it's a safe bet that he'll get a raise from his salary of $600,000 in 2013-14. He has 18 points and 61 penalty minutes in 46 games this season. "Ryan has shown that he is an effective, hard-hitting forward that plays the game with a great deal of speed and tenacity," said Stars GM Jim Nill. "Over the course of the season, he has earned the trust of his coaching staff and has played himself into a role where we ask him to play against our opponent's top players on a nightly basis. It's a great credit to the work he has put in and we're excited to have him signed."
Garbutt on a roll | 01/19/2014 1:09 PM
NewsRyan Garbutt has been one of the few Dallas players who is providing consistent offence as of late.
ImpactIn his last five games Garbutt has scored three goals and registered six points and has settled into a second line role. That said, Garbutt has no history of sustained offensive success and is 28-years-old.
Ryan Garbutt helps Stars topple Oilers | 01/15/2014 12:24 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt's goal and two assists led the Stars to a 5-2 victory over the Oilers Tuesday night.
ImpactGarbutt now has nine goals and eight assists this season.
Ryan Garbutt is back in the Stars' lineup | 12/23/2013 6:00 PM
NewsRyan Garbutt will play on Monday after spending Sunday's game in the press box.
ImpactThe Stars needed to make an adjustment because Alex Chiasson is dealing with an illness. Garbutt is projected to play alongside Antoine Roussel and Cody Eakin.
Ryan Garbutt a healthy scratch Saturday | 12/22/2013 9:59 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt (ankle) was a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactGarbutt said he was good to go but coach Lindy Ruff decided that Colton Sceviour was a better play up front. Garbutt has had a surprisingly good season with five goals, nine points and 41 penalty minutes in 28 games.
Ryan Garbutt should return Saturday | 12/06/2013 6:45 PM
NewsThe Dallas Stars expect to have Ryan Garbutt (foot/ankle) back on Saturday.
ImpactGarbutt missed Thursday's game due to the ailment. He has seven points and 27 penalty minutes in 21 contests in 2013-14.
Ryan Garbutt won't play Thursday night | 12/05/2013 3:22 PM
NewsRyan Garbutt won't play Thursday because of an injured foot/ankle.
Dallas Morning News
Impact"It's a bone bruise, and I just can't really skate on it right now, so I'm not helping the team," he said after trying to test it out in the morning. He was hurt on Tuesday while blocking a shot.
Ryan Garbutt's status is uncertain for Thurs. | 12/05/2013 10:54 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt sustained a lower-body injury when he blocked a shot Tuesday in Chicago.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe received treatment on Wednesday and it's unclear if he'll be available to play Thursday night against Toronto. Garbutt may be a game-time decision.
Ryan Garbutt makes an impact on Sunday | 12/01/2013 9:28 PM
NewsRyan Garbutt might have been the standout player in the Dallas Stars' 3-2 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.
ImpactHe scored two goals and injured Ilya Bryzgalov in a collision. He fired a stunning eight SOG, delivered three hits and collected two penalty minutes. It's possible that his last few games have been a mirage, but he might at least be a power forward to watch.
Ryan Garbutt registers 3 points vs. Ducks | 11/27/2013 8:30 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt enjoyed an offensive explosion Tuesday night.
ImpactHe notched a goal and two assists in a 6-3 win for Dallas against Anaheim. Garbutt logged a season-high 16:07 of ice time in the contest. His linemates had strong showings as well with Vernon Fiddler contributing two assists in the win and Antoine Roussel netting a pair of goals.
Garbutt eligible to return Sunday v Ottawa | 11/02/2013 1:07 PM
NewsRyan Garbutt completed serving his five-game suspension Friday for his high stick to the head of Dustin Penner.
Fort-Worth Star Telegram
ImpactHe is eligible to return to action Sunday against the Senators. Garbutt isn't much of an offensive player but he will amass some penalty minutes. Feel free to activate him if you need him.
Garbutt won't make big adjustments to game | 10/25/2013 5:20 PM
NewsRyan Garbutt isn't going to fundamentally change his game after getting a five-game suspension, but he might make some "small adjustments."
ImpactGarbutt is being punished for his high hit on Anaheim's Dustin Penner and won't be eligible to return until Nov. 3. He has a goal and 19 penalty minutes in eight games this season.
NHL hands Ryan Garbutt a five-game suspension | 10/23/2013 6:16 PM
NewsRyan Garbutt has been suspended for five games for his high hit on Anaheim's Dustin Penner.
ImpactGarbutt will be eligible to return on Nov. 3. He has a goal and 19 penalty minutes in eight games this season.
Ryan Garbutt's hearing to take place on Weds. | 10/23/2013 9:26 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt will have his in-person hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Wednesday in New York.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe will probably get suspended for his high hit on Anaheim's Dustin Penner in Sunday's contest. Garbutt didn't get a penalty on the play, but he has racked up 19 minutes in the sin bin in eight games this year.
Ryan Garbutt to get in-person hearing | 10/21/2013 4:54 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt will receive an in-person hearing for his hit on Dustin Penner Sunday according to TSN's Bob MacKenzie.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactGarbutt hit Penner right after Penner passed the puck and knocked him out. Penner regained consciousness on the ice but needed help to get to the dressing room. Usually an in-person hearing will result in a suspension of at least five games so stay tuned.
Ryan Garbutt activated off injured reserve | 04/03/2013 3:43 PM
NewsRyan Garbutt (hand) has been activated off the injured reserve list.
ImpactGarbutt has five points and 20 penalty minutes in 20 games this season. He has a little fantasy value but only in deep leagues. Just an FYI.
Ryan Garbutt isn't likely to return soon | 03/23/2013 3:13 PM
NewsRyan Garbutt (hand) isn't close to returning to the Dallas Stars' lineup.
Stars Inside Edge
Impact"He's not on the horizon yet," said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said. "He's going to keep skating because he can skate but he can't shoot or anything like that. Until he heals, he won't be a game player. That's an easy one." Garbutt has five points and 20 penalty minutes in 20 games this season. He's already missed four consecutive games due to the injury.
Ryan Garbutt placed on injured reserve | 03/19/2013 11:35 AM
NewsThe Dallas Stars have placed Ryan Garbutt (hand) on the injured reserve list.
Mark Stepneski on Twitter
ImpactGarbutt was injured on Thursday and so he is eligible to return Friday. He has three goals and five points in 23 games to go along with 20 penalty minutes.
Ryan Garbutt doubtful on Monday | 03/18/2013 7:17 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt (hand) is doubtful for Monday's tilt against the Calgary Flames.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactGarbutt was injured on Thursday and sat out Saturday's 8-1 debacle at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks. Consider the fourth liner day-to-day for now.
Ryan Garbutt becoming a fantasy gem of late | 02/19/2013 9:09 AM
NewsRyan Garbutt has two goals and three points to go with 12 penalty minutes in his last four games.
ImpactNot bad production from the fourth liner who has been in two fights in the four games. He has been a fantasy gem of late and is owned zero percent of fantasy pools. He is worth a pickup in deep leagues as he has three goals, five points and has 23 shots on goal with 25 hits this season. He also has 18 penalty minutes in 13 games.
|Goals||1||5 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Dec 6||2|
|Assists||1||5 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Oct 31||2|
|Points||2||vs. Van||Oct 21||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||2 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Dec 9||15|
|Plus/Minus||1||8 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Dec 6||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||23 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Dec 9||0|
|Power Play Points||0||23 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Dec 9||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||at Ari||Nov 11||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at Ari||Nov 11||1|
|Shots||8||at LA||Nov 13||8|
|Penalty Minutes||106||2013-14 (Dal)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2013-14 (Dal)|
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