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Ryan O'Reilly | Center | #90

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 216
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (33) / COL
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Ryan O'Reilly has one assist in three games this season.
"In all three games, I've been invisible," said O'Reilly. "I haven't been creating, haven't been tough defensively. I'm just out there skating around. It's not good enough. I've got to regroup here. I wish I had an answer for you." Buffalo has gone winless in three contests to open 2017-18 and O'Reilly isn't the only player who has underperformed so far. Oct 10 - 10:12 AM

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Ryan O'Reilly, Kyle Okposo, Jack Eichel and Zach Bogosian will be Buffalo's four alternate captains in 2017-18.

"We're going to rotate them," coach Phil Housley said. "Our coaches sat down and really evaluated the situation and we felt the guys that we named we have total confidence in. Just talking to (general manager Jason Botterill), he was very comfortable with the decision so we named the four alternate captains at this point. There's a lot of good leaders in that team and we're going to rely on all of them to be a part of it."
Oct 6 - 8:46 AM

Ryan O'Reilly picked up two assists in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

O'Reilly helped set up goals by Victor Antipin and Jacob Josefson, but it wasn't enough to propel his team to victory. O'Reilly is coming off a season in which he scored 20 goals and 55 points in 72 games. The 26-year-old has registered between 55 and 64 points in each of his last four seasons.
Sep 27 - 10:18 PM

Ryan O'Reilly is a top candidate to be Buffalo's next captain.

"Leadership is a big part, hold everyone accountable, myself being accountable more, have that mentality," O'Reilly said. "It's all of us together, and speak up when things don't work. I think as a group we have to have more dialogue between each other and also with the coaching staff, too. As a group we have to go to them and say, 'OK, we're struggling with this. We need to change and do this.' We have to be confident doing it. I think me and a few other guys will take control on that." He intends to be more vocal this season and wants to be more consistent on the ice after he had 55 points (20 goals, 35 assists) in 72 games last year.
Sep 15 - 11:03 AM

Ryan O'Reilly played very well for Team Canada at the World Hockey Championship.

O'Reilly scored some key goals throughout the tournament, including his team's only goal in the Gold Medal Game. Unfortunately for O'Reilly, his team came up short against Team Sweden. The Sabres forward finished the tournament with nine points in 10 contests. He's now collected two golds and a silver in the last three tournaments.
May 22 - 10:06 AM

Team Canada rallied back from 2-0 down to start the third period to beat Russia 4-2 in the semi-final of the World Hockey Championship.

Mark Scheifele scored 17 seconds into the third period to bring Canada back in the game. Then, after MacKinnon tied the game with under five minutes remaining, Ryan O'Reilly picked up the loose puck and put it passed Vasilevskiy to put Canada ahead. O'Reilly then made a beautiful pass from his own end to find Couturier all alone who put the game away with an empty net goal. Canada will play for Gold tomorrow against the winner of Sweden vs Finland. Ryan O'Reilly, Mitch Marner and Mark Scheifele were named players of the tournament for Team Canada.

Ryan O'Reilly has agreed to join Team Canada for the 2017 World Championships.

O'Reilly has won gold at the last two tournaments with Canada, so this will give him a chance to finish on a more positive note after the Sabres failed to make the playoffs. He had 20 goals and 55 points in 72 contests this season.
Apr 10 - 11:59 AM

Ryan O'Reilly was voted Buffalo's team MVP for a second straight season.

The 26-year-old center ranks second on the Sabres with 20 goals and 54 points in 70 games this season. Jack Eichel, who sits first on the team in both of those categories, has been the most valuable fantasy player on the Sabres by a wide margin.
Apr 6 - 8:31 AM

Ryan O'Reilly scored a shorthanded goal in the Buffalo Sabres' 4-2 loss Monday night to the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.

O'Reilly cut the Leafs' lead to 3-1 in the second period. It was his 20th goal of the season. Jack Eichel notched his 24th of the season to make it 4-2 with a too-little, too-late goal for the Sabres in the final minute of regulation.
Apr 3 - 10:26 PM

Ryan O'Reilly enjoyed a successful month of March with 13 points in 14 matches.

He picked up an assist on Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to Columbus to stretch his point streak to three straight games. O'Reilly has two goals and two assists during that span.
Mar 29 - 10:13 AM

Ryan O'Reilly potted his 19th goal of the season Monday night in a 4-2 win over Florida.

He opened the scoring at the 3:21 mark of the first period when the Sabres had a power play. O'Reilly has been red hot in March with six goals and 12 points in 13 games.
Mar 28 - 9:47 AM

Ryan O'Reilly scored the lone regulation goal for the Sabres in a 2-1 shootout win over Anaheim on Friday night.

He also scored for Buffalo during a lengthy shootout, which featured 20 shooters. O'Reilly's goal late in the second period ended a 154:25 scoreless streak for the team and it snapped his personal five-game skid. He skated on the wing in the contest alongside Jack Eichel and Tyler Ennis. He has 17 goals and 47 points in 62 games this year.
Mar 18 - 8:51 AM

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

He has averaged 21:43 of playing time per match, which puts him just ahead of Ryan Kesler, Patrick Kane, Vincent Trocheck and Connor McDavid, who are also logging just over 21 minutes per contest. O'Reilly played 25:32 against Pittsburgh on Sunday and he extended his goal-scoring streak to three straight games. He has three goals and three assists over a four-game point spree.
Mar 7 - 1:19 PM

Ryan O'Reilly scored just before the end of the first period, but without any help later in the game it was not enough in the 2-1 loss to the Lightning Saturday night.

O'Reilly’s 15th goal of the season came on the power-play and it was the only shot that got past Robin Lehner Saturday night. This gives O'Reilly a three-game point streak with two goals and three assists.
Mar 4 - 11:39 PM

Ryan O'reilly picked up a goal and two assists in a 6-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

O'Reilly made a beautiful drop pass right to Evander Kane for his second assist of the game and Kane's 23rd goal of the year. O'Reilly is now up to 42 points in 54 games this season. He is an excellent two-way forward that brings points but not many penalty minutes to your fantasy lineup.
Mar 2 - 10:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Johan Larsson
4Jacob Josefson
5Evan Rodrigues
LW1Evander Kane
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Benoit Pouliot
4Matt Moulson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Jason Pominville
4Justin Bailey
5Seth Griffith
6Jordan Nolan
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Jake McCabe
5Marco Scandella
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Matt Tennyson
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson