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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 is starting to get comfortable playing on the right side of the defense.
McDonagh is a left-handed shot that is used to playing the left side, but he's been playing on the opposite side on a pairing with Marc Staal lately. On Sunday, he managed to score two goals in a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings. "I’m getting more comfortable, seeing more plays happen again over and over," McDonagh said. "Obviously playing with an experienced guy like Marc, he’s very talkative back there and we’ve been working through some plays in our stretch of playing together. It’s been a lot of fun. A little bit of a challenge, but pretty fun at the same time." Mar 13 - 11:27 AM

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Ryan McDonagh scored twice to power the Rangers past Detroit by a score of 4-1 on Sunday.

The captain now has five goals and 33 assists for 38 points in 68 games this season. McDonagh now has four points in his last four games.
Mar 12 - 11:19 PM

Ryan McDonagh ended a six-game point drought on Monday.

McDonagh registered an assist in the Rangers' 1-0 overtime victory. That was his 35th point in 65 games, putting him one point above his 2015-16 total and making this his most offensively productive season since 2013-14.
Mar 7 - 5:46 AM

Ryan McDonagh snapped his 21-game goal drought during Sunday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.

The Captain picked up a dozen helpers in that span, so it's not as though he's been unable to contribute to the Rangers' success. He also blocked five shots in the game. For the season McDonagh has three goals and 33 points.
Feb 19 - 3:31 PM

Ryan McDonagh picked up the 200th point of his career during Sunday's 4-3 win over the Flames.

The assist he picked up was the 28th of the season, leaving him one shy of matching his career high set in 2013-14. McDonagh has 30 points in 51 games this season.
Feb 5 - 5:15 PM

A win is a win is a win, and so is a million dollar check.

The Rangers' captain Ryan McDonagh was the only Metropolitan player not to get on the score sheet during their two victories. But as he goes home with a share of the million dollar prize and a lifetime of memories, hopefully he won't be haunted too much by his lack of scoring during Sunday's 4-3 All-Star championship victory over the Pacific.
Jan 29 - 7:21 PM

Ryan McDonagh was the only Metropolitan division player not to score during Sunday's 10-6 win over the Atlantic.

That's impressive given he started the match with Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. Fortunately the Rangers' captain will get a second game to light the lamp with as they face the Pacific in the championship.
Jan 29 - 6:15 PM

Ryan McDonagh comes into the All-Star break with two goals and 28 points.

The defenseman has been terrific this season and coach Alain Vigneault credits it to his being healthy coming into the season. "I would say this year would probably be a continuation of the first year," Vigneault said who started coaching the Rangers in 2013-14. "His first year I thought he really came into his own offensively. He was carrying the puck, making plays, making plays that led to opportunities and goals. This year he came in healthy. He was a good player at the (World Cup of Hockey,) and he’s come in and he’s led this group by the way he conducts himself. Very good leader, very good voice in the room and that’s what we need from him as our top defenseman. That’s what we need from our captain."
Jan 29 - 9:12 AM

Ryan McDonagh notched a goal and an assist in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

After a sluggish stretch in November, McDonagh has bounced back in December with seven points in 11 matches. He also has both of his goals this month.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 09:19:00 AM

Ryan McDonagh (flu) is available for Thursday's game.

McDonagh couldn't play on Tuesday due to the illness. He has a goal and 17 points in 30 contests this season.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Ryan McDonagh (flu) stayed off the ice Wednesday.

However, he will travel with the team, so he might be available to play Thursday night at Dallas. McDonagh was a late scratch against Chicago Tuesday due to the flu.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 02:43:00 PM

Ryan McDonagh will sit out Tuesday's game due to the flu.

He is a late scratch so adjust your lineup accordingly.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Ryan McDonagh scored his first goal of the season during Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Sabres.

It was on the power play, too. The Rangers' captain now has 14 points in 25 games this season, along with four power play points.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 11:43:00 PM

Ryan McDonagh recorded an assist in the Rangers' 5-0 win against the St. Louis Blues Tuesday night.

That extended McDonagh's point streak to eight games. He has no goals and nine assists in 10 contests this season.
Source: NY Post
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 09:27:00 AM

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.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 10:42:00 AM

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C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Brandon Pirri
5Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
6Tanner Glass
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Brady Skjei
3Kevin Klein
4Dan Girardi
5Brendan Smith
6Marc Staal
7Nick Holden
8Adam Clendening
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta