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Ryan McDonagh | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 213
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Captain Ryan McDonagh is no stranger to logging big minutes as he skated another 30:19 in Thursday night's shootout victory over Carolina.
It's been a rocky start to his captaincy by any measure, normal or fancy, but as always, McDonagh answered the bell. He skated nearly nine minutes on special teams while taking four shots, three giveaways, two hits, blocks, takeaways and one minor. Oct 17 - 1:07 AM

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Ryan McDonagh is the new captain of the New York Rangers.

The Rangers made it official on Monday with an announcement. McDonagh, 25, becomes the fourth-youngest captain in the club's history. He is also the11th defenseman in Rangers history to be appointed captain. The Rangers are now the second franchise in NHL history to have three consecutive American-born captains (along with the Dallas Stars).
Oct 6 - 10:11 PM

Ryan McDonagh doesn’t think there is a wrong choice for the next Rangers captain.

The 25-year-old is the favorite to be named captain by coach Alain Vigneault by the end of training camp, but he thinks the Rangers’ leadership is strong from top to bottom. "We have a lot of great candidates here, and the coaching staff is going to make the right decision. They can't make a wrong decision because this group is so solid. Even if you're not going to be one of the guys with a letter, we need 20 guys to be a leader in their own way. It might be a small part. It might be little things off the ice: cracking jokes, keeping spirits up in the room. I think no matter what happens, this group is going to [have] solid leadership all the way through."
Sep 20 - 10:35 PM

The New York Rangers could name Ryan McDonagh their new captain as early as Thursday.

Ryan Callahan was the old captain of the Rangers but was dealt during the 2013-14 season to Tampa Bay and the Rangers did not name another captain for the rest of the season. "I think I've progressed into being a go-to guy, someone teammates can look up to and someone they can count on," McDonagh said. "I think guys see I'm willing to do whatever it takes to win... (Captain) is a big responsibility, too. It's not just about on the ice but how you carry yourself off of it and represent the organization." McDonagh had a big offensive season for New York in 2013-14 with 14 goals and 43 points in 77 games with a plus-11 rating and 13 power play points. He should be a lower end number one defenseman in a 12 team fantasy league.
Sep 14 - 8:30 AM

Ryan McDonagh joined the New York Rangers for informal workouts on Saturday.

It's easy to see why people are expecting big things from McDonagh in 2014-15. After averaging 21:58 in ice time in October, he never logged less than 24:04 in any month for the remainder of the 2013-14 season, generating 43 points overall. He really made a jump in the playoffs, scoring 17 points while averaging 26:49 TOI in 25 postseason contests.
Sep 6 - 1:01 PM

Ryan McDonagh might be the next captain of the New York Rangers.

Coach Alain Vigneault said a decision on who wears the "C" won't be made until around training camp in the fall, but he does have an idea of who it will be. "I've got an idea of where I'm leaning, but I'm not going to share it with you," Vigneault said. "I will seek feedback from a couple of players and I will give everyone that's been around our team some input and I'm pretty sure we'll be real close to a consensus." The 25-year-old defender stepped into a role as a more vocal leader this past season because of his growing confidence and he got to learn from veteran players like Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis along the way. Dan Girardi and Marc Staal are expected to remain the team's assistant captains. New York hasn't had a captain since the team traded Ryan Callahan to Tampa Bay.
Jun 19 - 9:56 AM

Ryan McDonagh picked up an assist in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He finished as the leading scorer on the Rangers, with 17 points in 25 games, during their marvelous playoff run. McDonagh led the team with 13 assists in the postseason and he came close to scoring the game winner in overtime, but his shot went off the post. He didn't have a point in his first 10 contests before going on a tear for the rest of the playoffs.
Jun 14 - 12:44 PM

Ryan McDonagh and the Rangers are seeking some "redemption" when they visit Staples Center on Friday night for Game 4.

"We felt we played some of our better games of the series here," he said. "For us, we've got to continue to have a good start and, this time, finish the job and play a complete, 60-minute game here." New York had two-goal leads in Games 1 and 2 before losing both games in overtime. McDonagh tallied a goal and two assists on those contests before going pointless in two matches back at Madison Square Garden.
Jun 13 - 8:52 AM

Ryan McDonagh's 16 points in the playoffs, leads the New York Rangers.

McDonagh has four goals and 12 assists in 22 games. He got off to a very slow start with no points in his first 10 games as he was recovering from a shoulder injury suffered near the end of the regular season that forced him to miss the last five games. But he has been a force of late with three goals and 10 assists in his last eight games.
Jun 9 - 8:35 AM

Ryan McDonagh was among three Rangers who notched a goal and an assist in their 5-4 double-overtime loss to the Kings in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Again, McDonagh was a beast, extending his playoff-point streak to five games. He picked up his fourth goal and 16th playoff point, while tallying a team-high 37:48. Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard were the other Rangers to tally a goal and an assist. Martin St. Louis potted the other goal, though he (and Brad Richards) finished a minus-three. Rick Nash had a game-high eight shots on goal, but did not record a point. New York trails in the series 2-0.
Jun 8 - 12:11 AM

Ryan McDonagh said the Rangers "knew [the Kings] were going to push, test us physically" during the Stanley Cup Final.

"I thought we matched it pretty well. I thought especially the early part of the game there, we were able to break their forecheck, get out of our zone," he said. "They got a few more opportunities in the third because of their forecheck." The Kings outhit the Rangers by a 45-33 margin in Game 1. McDonagh logged a playoff-high 31:12 of ice time in the match. He's an important player for the Blueshirts, so Los Angeles won't pass up any chance they have to make him pay a physical prce.
Jun 7 - 4:50 PM

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Ryan McDonagh is the first Rangers defenseman to collect eight assists in a playoff series.

He is also only the second New York defenseman to produce 10 points in a playoff series. Brian Leetch had 11 against the Canucks in the 1994 Final. McDonagh, who recorded a team-high 25:27 of ice time, has picked up an assist in his past three games (four during that stretch.) This all comes after he was held pointless during the opening round against the Philadelphia Flyers.
May 31 - 10:37 AM

Ryan McDonagh earned an assist on New York's lone goal in a 1-0 win over Montreal Thursday night.

The victory eliminated the Canadiens from the playoffs in six games and sent the Rangers into the Stanley Cup Final. McDonagh was held off the scoresheet in just one game against the team that drafted him 12th overall in 2007. He racked up two goals and eight assists in the series.
May 30 - 8:44 AM

Ryan McDonagh continued his strong play Monday as the Rangers defeated Montreal by a score of 3-1 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

McDonagh recorded a goal and an assist in the victory to give him a whopping six points in the first two contests of the series. Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis also scored on one-timers in the New York win.
May 19 - 10:50 PM

Ryan McDonagh generated a goal and three assists, as the Rangers convincingly won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final by a score of 7-2 on Saturday afternoon.

He tied a Rangers' record for the most points in a playoff game by a defenseman, which he now shares with Brian Leetch, Brad Park and Dave Maloney. McDonagh had just a goal and two assists in his previous 14 playoff matches.
May 17 - 4:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3Dominic Moore
4Chris Mueller
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Anthony Duclair
4Tanner Glass
5Ryan Malone
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Rick Nash
4Lee Stempniak
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Kevin Klein
5John Moore
6Matt Hunwick
7Dan Boyle
8Mike Kostka
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot