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Ryan Craig | Center | #12

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/6/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 213
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 8 (255) / TB

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Ryan Craig has decided to end his playing career and join the Vegas Golden Knights as an assistant coach.
Craig, 35, had 11 goals and 22 points in 71 AHL games in 2016-17. He's hanging up his skates with 198 career NHL contests under his belt. "I am proud to add Ryan as an assistant coach," said Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant. "He is well-respected in the hockey community and has been a tremendous leader throughout his playing career, both on and off the ice. I am confident that the leadership characteristics he exuded as a player will translate well behind the bench in his new role as an assistant coach." Craig's Vegas' second assistant coach after the team's earlier hiring of Mike Kelly. Fri, Jun 9, 2017 03:21:00 PM

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Ryan Craig was sent back to AHL Springfield following Jeremy Morin and Boone Jenners' activation from Injury Reserve.

Craig, who is 33 years old, has not recorded an NHL point since the 2008-09 season with Tampa Bay in only 17 combined games since. He does however have a dozen goals, 26 points, and 54 PIMs through 57 games for AHL Springfield.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 08:39:00 PM

Ryan Craig will be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's tilt with the Edmonton Oilers.

Craig will act as an emergency call up for the Blue Jackets Wednesday night but is expected to be sent back to the Springfield Falcons of the AHL after the game. Craig has not appeared in a game with Columbus this year and his last game in the NHL was back on January 10, 2014.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 08:50:00 PM

Ryan Craig has been summoned from the minors on an emergency basis.

He has recorded 12 goals, 28 points and 54 penalty minutes in 57 games with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. Craig appeared in six games with the Blue Jackets last season, but he hasn't suited for the big club in 2014-15 yet.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 06:42:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed Ryan Craig on waivers.

Craig will presumably start the season in the minors if he clears. He had 18 goals and 15 assists in 55 AHL games in 2013-14.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 12:36:00 PM

Ryan Craig missed practice on Friday as he was injured during Thursday's contest.

No word on the injury or the severity of the injury. Consider Craig day-to-day for now. Craig had no points in six NHL games last season and at age 32, he is just a depth player at best in the NHL.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 07:19:00 AM

Ryan Craig was called up from the minors on Saturday.

Craig was sent down on New Year's Day with the expectation of a recall and it happened. He was minus-one in 11:26 minutes of action and is now minus-three with nary a point in four NHL games.
Sun, Jan 5, 2014 02:12:00 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have sent Ryan Craig to the minors.

Craig is expected to be recalled for Thursday's game in Phoenix. Craig has been yoyoing between Columbus and Springfield of late as he was recalled Saturday, sent down Sunday, recalled Monday and sent down again yesterday. He has no points in three games but is getting a lot of air miles for future use of late.
Wed, Jan 1, 2014 05:25:00 AM

Ryan Craig has been summoned by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Craig was just sent to the minors on Sunday, but the Blue Jackets decided to bring him back so that he could travel with the team to Denver as an extra forward. He has 12 points and 19 penalty minutes in 22 AHL games this season.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Ryan Craig was returned to the minors prior to Sunday's game.

Just an FYI. He was called up just in case Derek MacKenzie was unavailable.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 11:00:00 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have summoned Ryan Craig.

Craig has six goals and 12 points in 22 games this season. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:36:00 AM

Ryan Craig has been returned to the minors.

He averaged 6:34 of ice time in three games with Columbus, while earning five hits and a minus-2 rating.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 01:09:00 PM

For the first time in over two years, 31-year-old Ryan Craig took part in an NHL game.

Craig played alongside Jared Boll and Derek MacKenzie on the fourth line. He had two shots on goal and was credited with two hits.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 07:49:00 AM

Ryan Craig has been called up by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Craig has a plus-one rating in one AHL game this season. He's an organization depth forward and consequently isn't expected to have any fantasy value this season.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 06:29:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have sent Ryan Craig to the minors.

Craig once again captains the Springfield Falcons. He has no fantasy value.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 05:57:00 AM

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