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Ryan McDonagh | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 216
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Ryan McDonagh scored a goal in the Rangers' 3-0 victory over Carolina Tuesday night.
It was McDonagh's first goal in 15 games this season. He's gotten off to a slow start offensively in 2015-16 as he has just four points. We believe he'll bounce back though and we may have already seen the early stages of that. Nov 11 - 11:02 AM

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Ryan McDonagh picked up a pair of helpers in Friday's 2-1 win over Colorado.

It's been a real tough start ot he season for McDonagh, who was looking to build of a very successful season in 2014-15. He also contributed a hit and a trio of blocks, bringing his totals up to three assists and points with 20 hits and blocks.
Nov 7 - 12:01 AM

Coach Alain Vigneault has split up his defense pairing of Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi.

It happened at practice Saturday as McDonagh found himself playing alongside Kevin Klein while Girardi was matched with Keith Yandle. McDonagh has yet to get a point this season after 33 points in 2014-15 and 43 the year before that. He should be a 4-5 defenseman at this stage in standard leagues.
Oct 18 - 7:46 AM

Ryan McDonagh is still without a point this season.

The defenseman looked to be a big offensive stud in 2013-14 when he had 14 goals and 43 points in 77 games but had only 33 points last season and is struggling this year in the early going. If he is on your roster, it might be a good time to reserve him.
Oct 17 - 7:44 AM

Ryan McDonagh was a plus-four on Friday.

McDonagh was on the ice for all four Rangers goals as they upended the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2. McDonagh was held pointless but did contribute nicely to your fantasy squad if you play the plus/minus category. Look for a 35-40 point season from the defenseman.
Oct 10 - 8:54 AM

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh picked up two assists as the New York Rangers edged the Boston Bruins 3-2 in exhibition action Wednesday night.

McDonagh, who is coming off a broken foot, grabbed assists on goals in the second period by Viktor Stalberg and J.T. Miller. Rick Nash, who recorded a game-high eight shots on net, notched what proved to be the game winner on a power-play goal at 5.21 of the third period. Brett Connolly scored both Boston goals and Ryan Spooner assisted on both. Henrik Lundqvist was strong in the New York net, making 39 saves. New York finished its preseason schedule with a 4-1-1 record. Jonas Gustavsson made 24 saves for the Bruins, who will conclude their exhibition season with a game against Washington Friday night.
Sep 30 - 11:05 PM

Ryan McDonagh will go into training camp with no restrictions on his previously broken foot.

"It's good. It feels pretty much normal now," McDonagh said Monday. "I'm not even really thinking about (the foot) on a daily basis, so it's nice. It doesn't get sore after skates and I'm able to do everything I want to do in the weight room training wise, so hopefully in that way it's in the past now." He has been on the ice for informal workouts and hasn't had any problems. McDonagh feels fortunate to heal naturally without the need of surgery and he's ready for training camp.
Sep 7 - 4:08 PM

Ryan McDonagh has recovered nicely from a broken right foot.

"It's safe to say it's getting better every day and feeling pretty much 100 percent at this point now," said McDonagh, who has been skating without issue and is training normally. "We said June 1 was the starting date, so we're more than two-and-a-half months in. I'm back skating on the ice, doing leg strength stuff in the weight room, running and jumping. I'm really trying to put it all behind me now and gear up here for the start of training camp." About a month ago, McDonagh was wearing a walking boot that had been on for six weeks. He sustained the injury in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but he didn't require surgery. McDonagh will be back in New York on Sept. 1 for informal workouts.
Aug 20 - 10:15 AM

Ryan McDonagh won't need surgery this summer to repair his broken right foot.

"We contemplated (surgery) and we thought the best route was the bones were lined up enough," McDonagh noted. In fact, the New York Rangers' captain is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Which is great news for the Rangers who will be looking to finally capture the Stanley Cup after reaching their third Conference Final in four seasons in 2014-15.
Jun 16 - 7:40 PM

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault admitted that Ryan McDonagh had been playing with a broken foot for a few games.

McDonagh played a surprisingly low 17:33 seconds in Friday's Game 7 loss to Tampa Bay. The Rangers' captain left the game briefly but returned to the bench a little later on. The 25-year-old finished the postseason with three goals and nine points in 19 games.
May 29 - 11:29 PM

Ryan McDonagh played just three shifts during the first period of Friday's Game 7 versus Tampa Bay.

Each shift came within the final 7:19 of the period. He fired one shot on net, that missed, and otherwise didn't contribute to the score sheet during his 1:47 of play.
May 29 - 8:50 PM

Ryan McDonagh took his fist shift of Game 7 with his regular defense partner Dan Girardi.

With 7:19 to go in the fist, the Rangers captain was seen on the ice following a the mid-period TV timeout. He didn't look comfortable, but that could just be first-shift jitters.
May 29 - 8:37 PM

Ryan McDonagh returned to the Rangers' bench midway through the first period.

Still no word on what ailed McDonagh, but the good news is that the Rangers' captain is back.
May 29 - 8:32 PM

Though it's only a short time into the opening of Game 7, Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh has already gone to the dressing room without taking a shift.

If McDonagh is indeed hurt or sick, that would explain why Coach Vigneault has dressed seven defenders including Matt Hunwick. What isn't clear, along with what's ailing the Rangers captain, is why Vigneault dressed just 11 forwards by sitting James Sheppard. We'll keep you posted on the situation.
May 29 - 8:23 PM

Ryan McDonagh skipped Thursday's practice, but coach Alain Vigneault isn't concerned.

He didn't take part in the morning skate on Tuesday either prior to Game 6 and he logged nearly 22 minutes of ice time. McDonagh should be ready for Game 7 on Friday night against Tampa Bay.
May 28 - 3:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derick Brassard
2Derek Stepan
3Oscar Lindberg
4Jarret Stoll
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3Viktor Stalberg
4Jesper Fast
5Emerson Etem
6Jayson Megna
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Dylan McIlrath
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta