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Ryan Reaves | Winger | #75

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 5 (156) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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David Perron likes the Golden Knights acquisition of tough guy Ryan Reaves from Pittsburgh.
The two were teammates in St. Louis and Perron thinks the trade will make the Golden Knights play bigger as Reaves is one of the top enforcers in the NHL. "He likes chirping, and we have done a lot of that in the room, and I feel that’s what makes us close," Perron said. "I give him about two days and he will be right in the mix, and he will probably be the one chirping the most. I think the respect level from other teams of having him and Deryk Engelland, also, are going to allow guys to play their game and be confident in any type of game." Get him in your lineup if you need penalty minutes as he will want to make an impression with his teammates quickly. Feb 25 - 9:26 AM

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The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired Ryan Reaves from the Pittsburgh Penguins as part of the trade involving Derick Brassard.

The Golden Knights, Penguins and Senators are all involved in the deal. Vegas is believed to be involved so that they can retain some of Brassard's salary, so that the deal can work financially for the Pens. The Golden Knights are also receiving Vancouver's fourth-round pick in 2018 from the Penguins. Reaves has four goals, four assists and 84 penalty minutes in 58 games this season. Vegas will retain 40 percent of Brassard's salary.
Feb 23 - 9:11 PM

Ryan Reaves found the back of the net in the Penguins' 5-4 win against Vegas on Tuesday.

Reaves is primarily used as a source of PIM in standard fantasy leagues or of hits if your league values that category. His marker on Tuesday was just his third goal and sixth point in 52 contests. He has had a bit of a better offensive showing in past seasons, but he's never been enough of a contributor in that regard to make it worthy of note.
Feb 7 - 6:24 AM

Ryan Reaves will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday night's game against the San Jose Sharks.

The veteran enforcer has now been scratched in three consecutive games. He has two goals and three assists in 49 games this season.
Jan 30 - 6:43 PM

Ryan Reaves will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Reaves is coming out of the lineup because Bryan Rust (upper body) is ready to make a return. The veteran enforcer has two goals and three assists in 49 games this season. Ian Cole and Matt Murray will serve as the other scratches for the Pens.
Jan 23 - 6:45 PM

Ryan Reaves picked up a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Reaves used his physical play along the boards to win the puck before picking up the puck in front of goal and burying his second of the year. The 30-year-old forward is now up to five points in 41 games this season. Phil Kessel, Connor Sheary, Tom Kuhnhackl and Jamie Oleksiak also scored for the Penguins.
Jan 2 - 10:25 PM

Ryan Reaves managed a goal and 24 penalty minutes on Saturday.

It was a huge game for poolies who may have expected plenty of penalty minutes but the goal was a surprise. Look for Reaves to get eight-10 goals and a similar amount of assists but also go well over the 100 minute mark in penalty minutes this season. He should be on someone's roster if you play the penalty minutes category.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 09:44:00 AM

Ryan Reaves will play for the first time against his former St. Louis Blues teammates Sunday.

Reaves was dealt at the Draft for a first round pick that left many pundits shaking their heads. But tonight he will go full out against the Blues. "I'm not letting up for them," Reaves said. "I guess they can learn that in the preseason." Reaves should be good for five goals, 15 points and over 100 penalty minutes. Draft him accordingly.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 10:23:00 AM

Ryan Reaves is "definitely excited" to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"You go from playing with the [Vladimir] Tarasenkos and the [Alexander] Steens [in St. Louis] and now I get to go play with Crosby, Malkin and that [Jake] Guentzel kid is starting to light it up," Reaves said. "I'm definitely excited. I'm obviously very honored and humbled that a team that good and that's won the last two years wanted me on their team and traded for me. I'm excited to do whatever they need me to do to help them win a third one." Reaves had spent the previous seven years with the St. Louis Blues.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Ryan Reaves is happy to be a Penguin and is looking forward to the upcoming season.

The tough winger was acquired on Friday with the 51st overall pick for the Penguins first rounder (31 overall) and Oskar Sundqvist, a price many thought was steep for an enforcer. "I'm always playing physical. I play physical before anything else," Reaves said. "I think that buys guys on my team a little extra room, maybe a little more security on the ice, knowing that if you go run one of our guys, I'm coming and I'm 230 pounds coming at you. Maybe think twice." The Penguins were tired of opponents running at Sidney Crosby. With Reaves in the lineup, this should curtail. Reaves should get 15-20 points next season with 150-plus penalty minutes. Draft him accordingly.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 09:26:00 AM

Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford is happy to add a physical presence like Ryan Reaves to the roster.

Reaves was acquired from St. Louis on Friday night along with a second-round selection for the 31st overall pick and Oskar Sundqvist. "When you want to get the guy that's the best at doing what he does, then you have to pay a price," Rutherford said. "Regardless of what we paid, we're very happy to have him." The Penguins don't like the way their stars were treated in the playoffs and Reaves will serve as some protection. Coach Mike Sullivan also believes he can help the 30-year-old tough guy improve his overall game by putting him alongside the right players.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Blues GM Doug Armstrong admitted that it was difficult to trade Ryan Reaves away on Friday night.

Reaves was drafted by the Blues in 2005 and he had become the longest-tenured player on the roster. "That was a real difficult deal for myself and the organization," Armstrong said. "Ryan is a leader and someone that everyone really respected. He is a real good player and we’re certainly going to miss what he brings to the team. But he’s going to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season. But it was the ability to get a first-round pick, walk out of this draft with two first-round picks and a player that we have on our roster next year." The trade allowed the Blues to move up 20 spots (from the second to the first round) to select Russian forward Klim Kostin.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 09:27:00 AM

Ryan Reaves has been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He was moved along with the 51st overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from St. Louis for Oskar Sundqvist and selection No. 31. Reaves has one more season left on a contract that carries a $1.125 million cap hit. He posted 13 points and 104 penalty minutes in 80 games during the 2016-17 campaign.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 10:09:00 PM

Ryan Reaves didn't like the referee's decision to give the Blues an extra penalty on a scrum in Game 4 against Nashville Tuesday night.

"I think it's a terrible call," Reaves said. "I disagree with it 100 percent. There's 10 guys all grabbing one guy and you pick one extra on one team in a crucial part of the game in a big series ... I think it's bad judgment." Reaves and Joel Edumundson got roughing minors along with Predators forward Cody McLeod. The Predators scored on the ensuing power play to take a 1-0 lead early in the third period. Nashville got a 2-1 victory in the contest and now St. Louis is one loss away from playoff elimination.
Wed, May 3, 2017 11:23:00 AM

Ryan Reaves scored the only goal for the Blues in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.

Reaves was standing in front and managed to tip Scottie Upshall's shot from the boards passed Pickard 12:29 into the first period. It's Reaves' 5th goal of the year, one shy of his career high of six set during the 2014-15 season. He is nothing more than a 4th liner and has no business being on any fantasy teams.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 11:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1William Karlsson
2Erik Haula
3Cody Eakin
4Ryan Carpenter
5Mikhail Grabovski
LW1Jonathan Marchessault
2David Perron
3Tomas Tatar
4Oscar Lindberg
5William Carrier
RW1James Neal
2Reilly Smith
3Tomas Nosek
4Ryan Reaves
5Alex Tuch
6David Clarkson
D1Colin Miller
2Shea Theodore
3Nate Schmidt
4Brayden McNabb
5Deryk Engelland
6Brad Hunt
7Jon Merrill
8Luca Sbisa
9Zach Whitecloud
10Clayton Stoner
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Malcolm Subban
3Oscar Dansk