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Ryan O'Reilly | Center | #90

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 216
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (33) / COL
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Ryan O'Reilly admitted that he's pretty excited about potentially playing with Rasmus Dahlin in Buffalo.
The Sabres own the first pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and they're expected to take Dahlin first overall. "I was really excited, obviously," O'Reilly said. "I've actually watched him at World Juniors and different things and highlights of him. Obviously, it's not official yet, but I hope, I'm pretty sure, we'll be taking him. I'm excited. Watching him, he's so dynamic with what he's doing with the puck. He's just an elite player that any team he goes to he makes better, so I'm definitely very, very excited for that." May 12 - 10:14 AM

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Ryan O'Reilly wants to be a positive change for Buffalo next season.

O'Reilly was hard on himself after the season as he felt responsible for the Sabres' struggles. Even though he was one of the team's best players with 24 goals and 61 points in 81 contests, he noted that as one of the team's leaders in minutes (20:49 per game), he bears responsibility. He also added that he wants to stay in Buffalo.
Source: TSN.ca
May 11 - 3:28 PM

Ryan O’Reilly has been selected as one of the nominees for the Lady Byng Trophy.

The Sabres had a disappointing year, but O’Reilly managed to put up a respectable 24 goals and 61 points in 81 games this season. He also racked up just two penalty minutes in 2017-18. Vegas’ William Karlsson and Florida’s Aleksander Barkov are the other two nominees for the Lady Byng Award.
Source: TVA Sports
Apr 20 - 6:38 PM

Ryan O'Reilly might be a casualty of the Buffalo Sabres looking to make changes this off-season.

O'Reilly made headlines last week during the exit interview when he said that he at times lost passion for the game of hockey during the season, causing an uproar amongst the fanbase. However, TSN's Bob McKenzie said on Friday that he believes the Sabres had been shopping him around before those comment were made, saying: "Quite aside from his comments, he was one of the guys that I think they were thinking of trading anyways,". Teams looking for solidify their center ice position include the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, Arizona Coyotes and the Carolina Hurricanes. At this point, we'd consider it more likely than not that O'Reilly will be dealt. As usual, the NHL Draft is usually the date where the biggest names get dealt. This year's draft is scheduled for June 22nd.
Apr 14 - 4:35 PM

Ryan O'Reilly set a new NHL record for faceoff wins.

After claiming 19-of-33 draws in the Sabres' season finale on Saturday, O'Reilly has won 1,274 faceoffs in 2017-18. That tops the record of 1,268 faceoff wins that Rod Brind'Amour established with Carolina in 2005-06. O'Reilly finished the campaign with a 60.0 winning percentage.
Apr 8 - 6:07 AM

Ryan O'Reilly scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to the Florida Panthers.

O'Reilly will finish off the season with eight points over his last six games to get him to 24 goals and 61 points in 81 games this season. It's the most points he has recorded in a season since he had 64 during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Colorado Avalanche. Sam Reinhart and Jason Pominville also scored in the loss.
Apr 7 - 10:15 PM

Ryan O'Reilly found the back of the net in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.

O'Reilly opened the scoring just 30 seconds into the game, when he beat Sens goalie Craig Anderson with a backhander on a breakaway. Unfortunately for the Sabres, they allowed Ottawa to score three unanswered goals. O'Reilly finished the night with an even rating and five shots on goal in 20:32 of ice time. The 27-year-old is riding a four-game point streak. He's also scored in three of his last four outings. O'Reilly is up to 23 goals and 59 points in 79 games this season. Kyle Okposo also scored for the Sabres on Wednesday night.
Apr 4 - 10:17 PM

Ryan O'Reilly scored a goal and registered two assists in a 7-4 win against Nashville on Saturday.

O'Reilly has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. This was also his fifth three-point game of the 2017-18 campaign. He's up to 22 goals and 57 points in 77 contests this season.
Apr 1 - 8:14 AM

Ryan O'Reilly netted his 21st goal of the year in Thursday's 6-3 loss to Detroit.

O'Reilly's power-play goal 7:11 into the first period gave the Sabres a 2-0 lead, but the scoresheet featured mostly Red Wings after that. He has notched two points in his last three outings to give him 54 points on the season.
Mar 30 - 10:15 AM

Ryan O'Reilly notched a goal and an assist in Buffalo's 5-3 victory over Chicago on Saturday afternoon.

O'Reilly potted a power-play goal and his helper came on Sam Reinhart's empty-netter. He has at least 20 goals in each of his three seasons with the Sabres and he currently has 52 points in 70 games.
Mar 18 - 9:10 AM

Ryan O'Reilly picked up a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

O'Reilly did all of his damage in the second period, as he picked up a helper on Zemgus Girgensons' go-ahead tally (3-2) at the 13:30 mark of the frame. He then added an insurance marker 2:05 later to make it 4-2 for Buffalo. O'Reilly finished the night with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and a takeaway in 20:41 of ice time. The 27-year-old has 19 goals and 49 points in 65 games this season. He's also riding a four-game point streak. Sam Reinhart, Jason Pominville and Johan Larsson also found the back of the net for the Sabres in the victory.
Mar 5 - 11:17 PM

Ryan O'Reilly recorded one goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

O'Reilly has two goals and six points in the last two games. He is being leaned on more now that the Sabres don't have Jack Eichel due to injury and so far he has been excellent. O'Reilly's fantasy value has received a significant boost.
Feb 14 - 8:58 AM

Ryan O'Reilly carried the Sabres with three points in Sunday's losing effort against Colorado.

O'Reilly notched a goal and two assists to surpass the 400-point plateau in the 5-4 loss. O'Reilly now has 17 goals and 40 points in 55 games this season. It took the center 625 NHL games to reach the milestone. O'Reilly stepped up in Buffalo's first game without Jack Eichel and he will be counted on to lead on and off the ice until the team's top player returns.
Feb 11 - 9:48 PM

Ryan O'Reilly scored a goal in a 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Sam Reinhart dropped a perfect pass to O'Reilly who fired the puck into the top of the net to open the scoring. O'Reilly, who has 10 points in his last 10 games, has 14 goals and 35 points in 50 games this season. Johan Larsson also scored for the Sabres.
Feb 1 - 9:46 PM

Ryan O'Reilly picked up an assist in a 3-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

O'Reilly's assist came on Jake McCabe's shutout buster with just over five minutes remaining in the game. O'Reilly has now picked up nine points over his last nine games, bringing his point total up to 34 in 49 games. Considering his point totals over the past few seasons, he could be due for a second half resurgence and is someone to keep an eye on.
Jan 30 - 9:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Johan Larsson
LW1Benoit Pouliot
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Jordan Nolan
4Scott Wilson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
3Justin Bailey
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Justin Falk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson