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Ryan O'Reilly | Center | #90

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (33) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan O'Reilly doesn't like the way he is playing right now.
He has no goals and a minus-10 rating over the last 11 games. "I've been very frustrated with myself the last few games," said O'Reilly. "The last handful of them, I don't think I've been anywhere near where I want to be. I've been terrible in my own end. I haven't been creating as much offense. I don't know if it was just maybe luck early on in the season, but I think I have a lot to learn going forward." O'Reilly wants to step up and make the big plays and he feels he hasn't been doing that lately. He has collected seven assists during his goalless slump. Feb 6 - 9:46 AM

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Ryan O'Reilly has picked up where he left off following the All-Star break.

He has registered an assist in both games for the Sabres since the NHL resumed play. O'Reilly earned his 25th helper of the season on Thursday night in a 3-2 shootout loss to Boston. He has a team-leading 42 points in 52 games.
Feb 5 - 7:44 AM

Ryan O'Reilly enjoyed Sunday's tight-checking All-Star Game.

"It's great for the game. It seemed like a better way to show the talent in this league and the competitiveness," he said. "From my own experience, when I'm playing best is when it's more competitive. That's when most guys' games comes out." O'Reilly picked up an assist on a goal by Aaron Ekblad in a 4-3 win over the Metropolitan Division, but he was also on the ice for the lone goal in the final, by the Pacific Division's Corey Perry.
Feb 1 - 9:36 AM

Ryan O'Reilly has arguably been the Sabres' best player so far this season.

Cases could be made for Rasmus Ristolainen and Jack Eichel as well. All O'Reilly has done is lead the Sabres in virtually every offensive category and is amongst the NHL leaders in goals with 17 and points with 40. He also is 10th in the NHL with 17 power-play points and ranks seventh in face-off efficiency. Not too shabby for a guy who many did not believe could be a true number one center.
Jan 30 - 10:07 AM

Ryan O'Reilly picked up an assist in his first back to Colorado on Wednesday night.

He earned a helper on a power-play goal by Evander Kane in a 2-1 loss to the Avalanche. O'Reilly has registered an assist in each of his last three games and he has accounted for one point in eight of his past 10 outings.
Jan 21 - 7:58 AM

Ryan O'Reilly will make his return to Colorado on Wednesday night.

It will be the first meeting between Buffalo and the Avalanche since last June's trade that sent O'Reilly to the Sabres. "It feels like forever ago that I was here," said O'Reilly. "It's amazing. I feel like it's the city where I kind of turned into a man. Coming in so young and all the experiences I've had here, it's just such a great time. There's so many good relationships that I had here whether it was teammates and just friends in the city, it's definitely something I missed." He has been a great addition for Buffalo this season. O'Reilly has been outstanding on faceoffs and he leads the team in scoring with 17 goals and 39 points in 46 games.
Jan 19 - 5:25 PM

On Monday, the NHL made a scoring change and gave an assist to Ryan O'Reilly on Sam Reinhart's empty-net goal.

Reinhart scored a hat trick against Winnipeg on Sunday and now his third goal will go in the books as being assisted by Evander Kane and O'Reilly. That gives O'Reilly 19 helpers and 36 points in 42 games.
Jan 12 - 9:31 AM

Ryan O'Reilly picked up his 17th tally of the season during Friday's 3-1 loss to Chicago.

O'Reilly took a slick feed from Jamie McGinn and didn't waste any time shooting to be Corey Crawford. Now with 35 points through 40 games, the young veteran forward is on pace to top his career high in goals (28) and points (64) set back in 2013-14.
Jan 8 - 11:25 PM

Ryan O'Reilly will represent Buffalo at the NHL All-Star Game.

It is the first time he has been a All-Star and he is deserving of the invitation. "He's come in and really been the heart and soul of our team," coach Dan Bylsma said. "He's played that way, practiced that way, acted that way." O'Reilly also leads the Sabres in scoring with 16 goals and 34 points in 40 games.
Jan 7 - 7:39 AM

Ryan O'Reilly scored Buffalo's only goal in their 5-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.

O'Reilly tied the game with a power play goal in the second period. Jack Eichel and Jamie McGinn picked up the assists. O'Reilly is having a fine year in Buffalo. The 24-year-old has 16 goals and 34 points in 40 games this season.
Jan 5 - 10:05 PM

Ryan O'Reilly ended Buffalo's drought on the power play Tuesday night.

He snapped the team's 0-for-24 slump with his sixth power-play marker of the season. The Sabres racked up seven shots on one man advantage chance in the first period and failed to score on two-man advantage, but O'Reilly and Co. finally broke through in the third period.
Jan 1 - 7:46 AM

Ryan O'Reilly is having a fine season for himself, evidenced by his now 15th goal of the season on Thursday night.

O'Reilly has been as billed for the Sabres as they continue to season and develop their younger talent. Meanwhile the young veteran is now up to 33 points in 38 games, including five over his last five games.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 09:22:00 PM

Ryan O'Reilly scored two goals and registered an assist in a 6-3 victory over Boston on Saturday.

Jack Eichel got most of the attention because he got four points against his hometown team, but O'Reilly obviously was a big contributor as well. "One of the most underrated players in the NHL," Eichel said of O’Reilly. "To be in the locker room and see him on a daily basis and how hard he works, it’s somebody I can look up to and try to model myself after. The way he plays 200 feet. He’s good in every aspect of the game. He’s our MVP right now and the absolute catalyst of this team." O'Reilly has been great for the Sabres thus far with 14 goals and 32 points in 35 contests.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 09:40:00 AM

Ryan O'Reilly scored in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Blackhawks.

O'Reilly gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead with 3:20 remaining in the third period. Unfortunately for Buffalo, their lack of discipline cost them, as Patrick Kane tied the game while the Sabres had two players in the box. O'Reilly has 12 goals and 29 points in his first season with Buffalo.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Ryan O'Reilly leads all forwards in average ice time per game.

He is getting 21:52 of playing time per contest in his first season with the Buffalo Sabres. O'Reilly leads his new squad in scoring with 11 goals and 28 points in 32 games. He also ranks first in the NHL with 466 faceoff wins. The 24-year-old forward has been a valuable addition.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 08:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Johan Larsson
5David Legwand
6Daniel Catenacci
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5Cody McCormick
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Jamie McGinn
3Sam Reinhart
4Brian Gionta
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Cody Franson
4Mike Weber
5Mark Pysyk
6Josh Gorges
7Carlo Colaiacovo
8Jake McCabe
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson