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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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Ryan McDonagh scored twice in the Rangers' 6-5 victory Monday night.
It was McDonagh's second multi-point game over the span of three contests. He has seven goals and 22 points in 44 games in 2014-15. Feb 17 - 11:09 AM

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Ryan McDonagh book-ended the Rangers' scoring with a goal and an assist in a big 6-3 win over the Avalanche.

The Captain began the opening tally by intercepting an Avalanche clearing attempt by the red line and immediately feeding Kevin Hayes by the offensive blue line. Hayes fed Dan Boyle who did the rest. McDonagh would later pick off a lead pass and score into the empty net, on the power play, to seal the Rangers' victory. He now has five goals and 20 points through 42 games this season, two goals and nine points of which have come with the man advantage.
Feb 13 - 1:36 AM

Ryan McDonagh popped a power play goal, and an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Panthers.

McDonagh looked like his old self again, or for Rangers fans, like Brian Leetch 2.0, as he was highly involved in all three zones. The assist made it 2-0 early in the second when the Captain threw it off Al Montoya's far pillow for Derrick Brassard. The goal though was a straight slapper from the point through traffic. He has 13 points, seven on the power play, through 24 games.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Ryan McDonagh scored a goal in the Rangers' 1-0 win over Carolina.

McDonagh's first period goal held for the rest of the game. The low score is a little surprising considering both team's had their backup goaltenders in. McDonagh has two goals and 10 points in 20 games this season. Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello picked up the assists on the goal. The Rangers have now won six games in a row.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:48:00 PM

Ryan McDonagh has struggled since returning from a shoulder injury on Nov. 28.

"He and I expect a lot more," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "We've all seen Ryan play and the type of hockey that he can play – assertive, strong one on one, not casual going back for the pucks but going back for the pucks quickly, gaining the first forechecker, getting on the hands of the forwards, joining the rush when the opportunity is there." Fantasy owners are likely content with McDonagh's recent play though as he's recorded an assist in each of his three games since returning. He has six points in 13 games this season.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 10:33:00 AM

Ryan McDonagh played 22:12 minutes after missing the previous 12 games with a separated shoulder Friday.

The Rangers welcomed back their top blueliner as they shutout the Flyers 3-0. McDonagh has only three assists in 11 games but expect more offensively as the season goes on from the blueliner.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 08:42:00 AM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) is good to play in Friday's matinee against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The contest starts at 1:00 p.m. ET, so be sure to adjust your lineup now if you have the option to do so. This will be McDonagh's first game since Nov. 1. He has three assists in 10 games this season.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) may be ready to return on Friday night.

He was paired with Dan Girardi during Thursday's practice, which bumped John Moore to an extra. McDonagh may be a game-time decision after missing the past 11 games with a separated shoulder.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 06:28:00 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) took part in Tuesday's practice.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault was impressed with how McDonagh performed. McDonagh won't be available on Wednesday, but he should return within the next week.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 03:50:00 PM

New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh may begin skating with teammates as soon as next week.

That's the next step in his progression from a shoulder injury. It's been a tough start to the 2014-15 season for McDonagh, but he has potential to be a nice mid-level fantasy blueliner, at least when he's healthy.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 01:42:00 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) skated on his own again Wednesday.

He wasn't wearing full equipment prior to the Rangers' optional skate. McDonagh appears to be on track to return from a separated shoulder in early December.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 02:20:00 PM

Ryan McDonagh skated on Tuesday for the first time since separating his shoulder.

McDonagh was initially projected to miss four weeks and he's now two weeks into that timetable. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault didn't offer an updated projection so for now we're still tentatively looking for McDonagh to come back towards the end of this month or in early December.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 02:17:00 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) should resume skating before the end of the week.

McDonagh hasn't played since Nov. 1. He was originally projected to miss three-to-four weeks, so he might be back in the last week of November. He has three assists in 10 games in 2014-15.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Ryan McDonagh (separated shoulder) is still not back on skates.

McDonagh was injured two weeks ago and while the original estimate for his return was three-four weeks, the feeling at the time was that it could be longer. Well, it's looking like it could be longer. Stay tuned as the talented blueliner had three assists in 10 games before the injury.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 08:01:00 AM

The New York Rangers estimate that Ryan McDonagh will be out three-to-four weeks, although the feeling is that it could be longer.

The word "hope" was thrown around. McDonagh's off to a somewhat disappointing start with zero goals and three assists in 10 gmaes, although him time on ice (23:33 per game) gave the impression that he might be able to snap out of it. This is a tough blow to a Rangers blueline that's now low on offensive talent.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Carl Hagelin
4James Sheppard
5Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Jesper Fast
4Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Keith Yandle
4Marc Staal
5Kevin Klein
6Dan Boyle
7Matt Hunwick
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cam Talbot
3Mackenzie Skapski