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Ryan Reaves | Winger | #75

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 5 (156) / STL
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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. Jun 25 - 9:26 AM

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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.
Jun 24 - 10:15 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.
Jun 24 - 9:27 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.
Jun 23 - 10:09 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.
May 3 - 11:23 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.
Mar 31 - 11:48 PM

Ryan Reaves sustained an undisclosed injury during Tuesday's game.

Reaves left that contest a bit before its conclusion as a result. Reaves skated as an extra during Thursday's practice and left the skate early, but Blues coach Ken Hitchcock still called him probable for Thursday's contest.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 01:21:00 PM

Ryan Reaves scored his first goal of the season in Friday's 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Reaves isn't exactly known for filling the net. This was his first goal since March 16. "It’s been a long time coming," said Reaves. "Just being able to celebrate in the huddle with all the boys. Usually it’s the other guys I’m giving taps to, so it was good just to have the boys give me a couple of taps."
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Ryan Reaves will be scratched against the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Reaves has a point with seven PIMs and 32 hits in 14 games this season. A nice rate of physicality in the right kind of league.
Source: Craig Merz
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 05:47:00 PM

Ryan Reaves will return to the Blues' fourth line in Saturday's match with Columbus.

Reaves will skate to the of Scottie Upshall and Kyle Brodziak. The physical winger no points and 19 hits in 10 games this season.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 04:55:00 PM

Ryan Reaves, Ty Rattie, and Brad Hunt were held out of Thursday's match with Dallas.

Unfortunately there isn't much fantasy value here as Rattie and Hunt have one game played between them. Reaves meanwhile has no points and 19 hits through 10 games.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 08:51:00 PM

Ryan Reaves will be a healthy scratch in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks.

That's not exactly shocking news considering he's played in just five postseason games in 2016. Robert Bortuzzo, Magnus Paajarvi, Dmitrij Jaskin, Petteri Lindbohm, Chris Butler, Peter Harrold, Ty Rattie and Anders Nilsson will also watch from the press box. The Blues lead the best-of-seven series 1-0.
Tue, May 17, 2016 07:46:00 PM

Ryan Reaves will lead the Blues' cast of scratches for Saturday's Game 5 against Dallas.

Reaves will be joined by Robert Bortuzzo, Steve Ott, Ty Rattie, Chris Butler, Magnus Paajarvi, and Petteri Lindbohm. Unfortunately there isn't much fantasy value between them.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, May 7, 2016 12:39:00 PM

Coach Ken Hitchcock will keep Ryan Reaves in the lineup for Game 3 on Tuesday night.

He returned to action on Sunday against Dallas for the first time since Game 2 of the Chicago series. "He played really good," said Hitchcock. "Like I said on the TV broadcast, if the coach was a little smarter, he would have had him out there more." The coach liked Reaves' control on the boards and he accounted for five hits on his eight shifts.
Mon, May 2, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Ryan Reaves was back in the lineup for Game 2 on Sunday against Dallas.

It marked his first time in the fold since Game 2 of the Chicago series. Reaves had five hits in 6:18 of ice time. Steve Ott was a healthy scratch.
Mon, May 2, 2016 10:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Carter Rowney
4Greg McKegg
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Scott Wilson
5Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Ryan Reaves
5Josh Archibald
6Zach Aston-Reese
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Matt Hunwick
7Derrick Pouliot
8Chad Ruhwedel
G1Matt Murray
2Antti Niemi
3Tristan Jarry