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Ryan McDonagh | Defenseman | #27

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 216
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (12) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan McDonagh registered an assist in the Rangers' 2-1 loss to Detroit Wednesday night.
McDonagh now has three assists in four games this season. The Rangers have also been leaning on him even moreso than usual in the early portion of the campaign as he's averaged 25:57 minutes per contest. Oct 20 - 10:42 AM

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Ryan McDonagh welcomed his his new daughter, Falan Erin, into the world late Monday.

He will be in the lineup Wednesday night for the first time since her birth. Coach Alain Vigneault has been thoroughly satisfied with McDonagh's play so far this season. "He feels strong, played 30 minutes one game and 27 in another," said the Rangers bench boss. "He's skating away from the other team's forecheck, finding the open lanes and open personnel, and any time he's had the opportunity to support the attack, he jumps in and that's what we need from him." McDonagh got on the scoresheet for the first time this season on Monday against San Jose with two assists.
Oct 19 - 3:05 PM

Ryan McDonagh scored in Team USA's 4-3 loss to the Czech Republic on Thursday night.

What an embarrassing display of hockey for Team USA throughout this tournament. They exit the World Cup having scored just five goals and finishing with a 0-3 record. McDonagh finishes the tournament as his team's leading goal scorer (two goals), while big names like Patrick Kane, Max Pacioretty, Blake Wheeler, Zach Parise and Blake Wheeler didn't find the back of the net at all in the tournament. It's back to the drawing board for USA Hockey.
Sep 22 - 11:11 PM

Ryan McDonagh scored in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey.

McDonagh opened the scoring just 4:22 into the game, but it was all Team Canada after that. It's a disappointing performance from Team USA, after head coach John Tortorella called this their "championship game" earlier this week. The Americans have one game left against the Czech Republic, but regardless of the outcome, they won't be advancing to the semi-final. T.J. Oshie also scored for the USA in this one.
Sep 20 - 11:01 PM

With Keith Yandle gone, Ryan McDonagh could be playing a bigger role with the man advantage this season.

McDonagh logged 1:55 minutes per game of power-play ice time in 2015-16, compared to Yandle's 2:36 minutes. "I relish that opportunity," said McDonagh. "I want to be leaned on more. I want to be depended on. Last year was a frustrating one for me personally and for the team. I’m amped up. I think we all are. We want to get back to being the team we were the two years before that. We’re going to be ready. I’m going to be ready." McDonagh had 34 points last season with nine of them coming on the power-play. During his 2013-14 43-point campaign, he had 13 power-play points.
Source: NY Post
Sep 20 - 8:27 AM

Ryan McDonagh has been taking advantage of New York's early exit from the playoffs.

The Rangers lost to Pittsburgh in five games in Round 1, which was the team's earliest elimination since McDonagh's rookie season of 2010-11. "All the Ranger guys here, myself, [Derek] Stepan and Brady [Skjei] are training together and really trying to take advantage of the extra time we've got for unfortunate reasons, being knocked out early," he said. "We've been skating and training hard together getting ready for this year." McDonagh believes in the group New York has and thinks they are hungry to enjoy success again in 2016-17.
Jul 31 - 8:38 AM

Ryan McDonagh had a broken bone in his right pointer finger.

He was able to play through it when he returned in Game 3, but said it did affect his stickhandling and passing.
Apr 26 - 5:13 PM

Ryan McDonagh logged 22:48 minutes of ice time in his return from a hand injury on Tuesday.

McDonagh recorded five hits, but didn't record a shot on goal in the Rangers' 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh. "I was fine," McDonagh said. "I was more worried about the team and the series." Getting McDonagh back is a big boost for the Rangers, but they've nevertheless found themselves down 2-1 in the first round series.
Apr 20 - 9:03 AM

It's official, Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh will return for Game 3 against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

He's expected to pair with Brady Skjei as Dylan McIlrath is scratched. McDonagh has 34 points in 81 career playoff games, including 26 points in 44 games over the last two seasons.
Apr 19 - 6:46 PM

Ryan McDonagh is skating with Brady Skjei during Tuesday's pregame warm-ups.

He appears to be back in the lineup and Dylan McIlrath is set to be scratched.
Apr 19 - 6:41 PM

Ryan McDonagh is on the ice and warming up Tuesday night against Pittsburgh for Game 3.

He was second in line behind Henrik Lundqvist, which only amplifies the suspicion that the Rangers' captain is making his first appearance of the playoffs. Stay tuned.
Apr 19 - 6:33 PM

Ryan McDonagh (hand) might be available to play on Tuesday night in Game 3.

He will meet with doctors this afternoon and could get clearance to return to the lineup. Coach Alain Vigneault is a bit more optimistic about the defenseman's status after he was called "doubtful" on Monday.
Apr 19 - 11:25 AM

Ryan McDonagh (hand) is "doubtful" for Game 3 on Tuesday.

Coach Alain Vigneault added that "stranger things have happened" so there still could be a chance that McDonagh could play. The Rangers bench boss was surprised that McDonagh was on the ice for Monday's practice.
Apr 18 - 1:45 PM

Ryan McDonagh (hand) skated with Raphael Diaz on the fourth defense pair during Monday's practice.

It looks like he won't be ready to play in Game 3 on Tuesday, but if he feels good after the session then the door is certainly open.
Apr 18 - 12:22 PM

Ryan McDonagh is still considered "day-to-day" per Rangers coach Alain Vigneault.

The Rangers also summoned up Raphael Diaz as McDonagh won't practice with the team on Monday. McDonagh meanwhile won't practice, and therefore likely won't play in Tuesday's Game 3.
Apr 17 - 1:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Josh Jooris
5Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Jimmy Vesey
5Brandon Pirri
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Brady Skjei
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta