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Michael Ryder | Winger

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/31/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
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Michael Ryder was the lone New Jersey goal scorer in a 2-1 shootout loss to Ottawa Thursday.
Ryder's marker was his 18th of the year and brings his point total to 34 in 80 games. Anton Volchenkov and Tim Sestito picked up assists on the goal. Apr 10 - 10:50 PM

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Michael Ryder skated on the Devils' fourth line during Tuesday's practice.

Ryder wasn't surprised by the decision to demote him. "Well, I only have one goal in how many games is it? The coach thinks this is the best thing to do for the team, so I just have t work hard and try and earn my ice time back," Ryder said. He has just one goal in his last 26 contests.
Mar 25 - 4:07 PM

Michael Ryder's goalless drought reached 22 games on Saturday in a 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He was credited with a team-high four shots, but wasn't able to score his 17th goal of the season. "It's been tough," he said after the loss. "It's been a while since I scored a goal. Especially getting shut out tonight, I had a couple of good opportunities to put the team on the board and it’s tough points to give away right now this time in the season. I've got to make sure I keep pushing and make sure I play that way or even better every night and try to find a way to score some goals."
Mar 17 - 9:50 AM

Michael Ryder fired a team-high four shots on goals for the Devils, who fell 3-0 to the Lightning on Saturday night.

Ryder also had two penalty minutes and was one of five Devils to have an even rating. Signed for his ability to light the lamp, Ryder has just 16 goals and 29 points this season. Further, the winger is mired in a deep goal drought, his last one coming Jan. 11. Dainius Zubrus had four penalty minutes and was a minus-one.
Mar 15 - 9:56 PM

Michael Ryder has not scored a goal in his last 16 games.

The streaky Ryder is in one of his bad streaks but he should come out of it soon. "I really liked him (Saturday) on the Island," coach Peter DeBoer said. "I thought (Sunday) he didn't find a way to get the puck to the net. I get concerned when he's not getting shots on net. I'm not concerned as much about the goals as I am about when the opportunities dry up. That's when you get concerned." Ryder has 16 goals and 28 points in 62 games with a minus-10 rating.
Mar 3 - 8:13 AM

Michael Ryder is as streaky a goal scorer as there is, and of late he just cannot put the puck in the net.

Against the Oilers Friday night, his drought hit 12 games, but he worked his tail off putting a team-best five shots on net and he also hit a crossbar. Finally, Ryder was rewarded in overtime, although not with a goal. When Adam Henrique did some great work along the boards to get the puck free, it went to Ryder, who whipped a backhand pass across the ice to set up Jon Merrill’s game-winner. The point was Ryder’s first in nine games. Maybe this ended his long string of bad luck.
Feb 8 - 10:36 AM

Sunday's outdoor game will be the third for Michael Ryder in his NHL career.

Ryder played in the first outdoor game in 2005 as a rookie member of the Montreal Canadiens and then played for the Boston Bruins in 2010. He has been on the winning end of the two matches and will look to make it three in a row Sunday at Yankee Stadium. Ryder has 16 goals and 26 points in 52 games with a minus-five rating and 12 penalty minutes. His fantasy value is weak in deeper pools.
Source: NY Post
Jan 26 - 8:11 AM

Michael Ryder notched a goal for the Devils in their 2-1 overtime win against the Panthers on Saturday night.

Ryder's goal came at 15:22 of the first period, his 16th of the season. It's his fourth straight game with a goal, and he very well could get 30 goals for the fourth season in his career. Marek Zidlicky scored the game winner with 2.1 seconds left via assists from Jaromir Jagr and Travis Zajac. Ryan Clowe and Adam Henrique had the other helpers.
Jan 11 - 10:28 PM

Michael Ryder's goal was all the Devils needed in a 1-0 shutout of Dallas on Thursday.

Ryder's 15th of the season was his fourth tally in his last five games and his second game-winner of the season. Travis Zajac and Ryane Clowe picked up assists on the goal.
Jan 9 - 10:18 PM

New Jersey Devils winger Michael Ryder sent Tuesday's game to OT with a shorthanded goal, but the Philadelphia Flyers won 3-2(OT).

The winger (owned in 11 percent of Yahoo leagues) is starting to heat up, as he has three tallies and two assists for five points in his last five games. He might not be a high-end option, but he's worth watching in deeper leagues.
Jan 7 - 10:55 PM

Michael Ryder scored the lone goal for the Devils in their 2-1 loss to the Sabres on Saturday night.

Ryder was brought in to try to fill the gap with Ilya Kovalchuk gone, but he hasn't really been too much of a difference-maker in the goal-scoring department. Though he does have points in three of his last four games, he only has 13 goals in 43 tilts. Marek Zidlicky and Travis Zajac got the assists on the goal.
Jan 4 - 10:17 PM

Michael Ryder had a goal and an assist in New Jersey's 2-1 victory against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Adam Henrique also scored a goal and registered an assist for New Jersey. Ryane Clowe recorded his second assist of the season.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 03:47:00 PM

Michael Ryder scored his 11th goal of the season in the Devils’ 5-2 loss to Chicago Monday night.

Ryder has 11 goals and six assists for 17 points in 38 games this season. He also has three points in his last four games.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 11:01:00 PM

Michael Ryder potted his 10th goal of the season on Friday.

Ryder's goal opened the scoring for the Devils. Ryder has 16 points this season but has a poor plus/minus at minus-eight. He has two goals and three points in his last five games but has limited fantasy value at this time.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 08:01:00 AM

Michael Ryder scored for the Devils in their 4-3 overtime win against the Rangers on Saturday night.

Ryder now has three goals over his last four games after going 11 without one. The Devils sorely need goal scoring, so Ryder needs to continue to fill the back of the net with regularity. Eric Gelinas potted the game-winner for the Devils at 1:15 of overtime on the power play. Travis Zajac and Cam Janssen scored the other goals. Tom Sestito had two assists.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 12:07:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Adam Henrique
4Reid Boucher
5Jacob Josefson
LW1Michael Cammalleri
2Tuomo Ruutu
3Ryane Clowe
4Stephen Gionta
5Dainius Zubrus
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Michael Ryder
3Damien Brunner
4Martin Havlat
5Steve Bernier
6Mike Sislo
D1Andy Greene
2Marek Zidlicky
3Bryce Salvador
4Eric Gelinas
5Peter Harrold
6Adam Larsson
7Jonathon Merrill
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid
3Scott Clemmensen