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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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Ryan Reaves scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over Winnipeg in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.
The Winnipeg native eliminated his hometown Jets with a tip-in goal at the 13:21 mark of the second period on a shot by Luca Sbisa. Reaves' first goal of the playoffs held up as the game winner and it sends the expansion Vegas Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Final. May 20 - 5:55 PM

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Ryan Reaves will suit up in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final against the Winnipeg Jets.

Reaves made his 2018 playoff debut in the series-clinching win against the San Jose Sharks. He had four goals, 10 points and 94 penalty minutes in 79 games during the regular season. Reaves adds some size and toughness to the Golden Knights lineup and he's a Winnipeg native.
May 12 - 6:56 PM

Ryan Reaves drew into the lineup for Game 6 against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday and he finished with a shot on goal, a blocked shot and a game-high eight hits.

Reaves, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Ryan Carpenter gave the surprising Golden Knights an outstanding fourth line in their series-clinching win. Reaves rewarded bench boss Gerard Gallant with an outstanding effort, dishing out eight of the team's 38 hits. It was his playoff debut, but after this one you can expect to see him plenty in the Western Conference Finals.
May 6 - 10:35 PM

Ryan Reaves will be in the lineup for Game 6 against San Jose on Sunday night.

Reaves is projected to play on the fourth line with Ryan Carpenter and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. Reaves hasn't played since Apr. 7 and this will mark his Vegas playoff debut.
May 6 - 7:12 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1William Karlsson
2Erik Haula
3Cody Eakin
4Ryan Carpenter
5Mikhail Grabovski
LW1Jonathan Marchessault
2David Perron
3Tomas Tatar
4William Carrier
5Oscar Lindberg
RW1Reilly Smith
2James Neal
3Alex Tuch
4Tomas Nosek
5Ryan Reaves
6David Clarkson
D1Colin Miller
2Shea Theodore
3Nate Schmidt
4Brayden McNabb
5Deryk Engelland
6Jon Merrill
7Brad Hunt
8Luca Sbisa
9Clayton Stoner
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Malcolm Subban
3Maxime Lagace
4Dylan Ferguson