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Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
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Look for Ryan O'Reilly to play a key role on the Sabres in 2015-16.
He should be the team's first-line center and play on the Sabres' first power-play unit. Buffalo GM Tim Murray was gushing about his newest acquisition after the draft completed Friday night. "His hockey sense is off the charts," Murray said. "I think he makes everybody around him better. I love his work ethic on and off the ice. I love his compete level. There's nothing I don't like about him." Look for O'Reilly to play alongside Evander Kane and register 60 points at a minimum. We like this move by Buffalo. Jun 27 - 10:13 AM

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The contract demands that forced Colorado to trade Ryan O'Reilly have surfaced.

According to an NHL source O'Reilly was demanding a contract similar to Phil Kessel's, eight years and $64M. Considering that Matt Duchene currently hits the cap the hardest for the Avalanche at just $6M per, and O'Reilly being a sub-point per game player, it's plain to see why Colorado made the deal.
Jun 26 - 8:17 PM

Ryan O'Reilly has been shipped to the Buffalo Sabres along with Jamie McGinn for Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, JT Compher and the 31st overall draft pick.

The wait is over, and O'Reilly heads to the Sabres carrying one season left with a $6M cap hit. Still just 24-years-old, O'Reilly is rumored to be demanding a contract in the range of $60M for eight years which would be a $7.5M cap hit. O'Reilly has amassed 45 goals and 119 points over the last two seasons.
Jun 26 - 7:25 PM

Ryan O'Reilly's days in Denver may be coming to an end.

It appears that O'Reilly wants his new contract to be in the "ballpark of 60M for max contract," which may be too rich for Colorado as they "feel like they have no choice but to trade him." A $60M contract over eight years (the maximum allowed length) would be a cap hit of $7.5M per season. For perspective, only Matt Duchene comes close to that cap hit with his $6M marker for the next five seasons.
Jun 25 - 5:41 PM

Ryan O'Reilly will be traded by the Avalanche if a new contract isn't arranged.

Colorado won't repeat what happened with Paul Stastny when he left as an unrestricted free agent and the team got nothing in return. GM Joe Sakic still wants to sign O'Reilly before the start of the 2015-16 campaign.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 22 - 1:50 PM

The Colorado Avalanche are still working on a new contract with forward Ryan O'Reilly.

O'Reilly is an important piece of the puzzle in Colorado, but it seems as though both sides are having a hard time agreeing on what he's worth in terms of dollars. "We know where they are, and I'd like to have him signed by the start of the season, hopefully, but right now is a time where we're focusing on the draft and free agency," Joe Sakic said. "I like Ryan a lot. He's a very valuable player and part of our corps. My first priority would be to sign him. Obviously, we'll see where it all goes." O'Reilly is scheduled to become an unrestricted free-agent after next season. He will make $6.2 million in 2015-16.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 21 - 10:46 AM

If the Avalanche can’t get Ryan O’Reilly signed, the Maple Leafs could come calling, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

O’Reilly, who carries a $6 million cap hit in the final year of his deal, could be moved at the draft. The Avs are big fans of the 24-year-old, but they are having trouble coming to a long-term agreement. O'Reilly had 17 goals and 55 points last year. "They're hoping to sign him but they might not be able to and they likely can't," Friedman said. "So they're listening hard and the (Toronto) Maple Leafs would likely be interested."
Jun 20 - 8:08 PM

GM Joe Sakic has spoken with Ryan O'Reilly's agent regarding a new contract.

Sakic reiterated that he's hoping to sign O'Reilly to an extension before the start of the 2015-16 season. Colorado will still get plenty of trade offers from other teams while they speak to him.
Jun 18 - 6:33 PM

The Colorado Avalanche are reportedly listening to offers for forward Ryan O'Reilly.

The Avs would like to re-sign O'Reilly but they also need to find some help on defense. With a thin free-agent market this off-season, Colorado will probably need to ship out a big name if they want to upgrade on the back end. The 24-year-old had 17 goals and 55 points in 82 games. If the Avalanche do make him available, there will be no shortage of suitors for his services.
Jun 14 - 10:19 AM

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic wants to re-sign Ryan O'Reilly before the start of next season.

There's a chance that O'Reilly could be moved if a new contract can't be worked out, but clearly Colorado would prefer to keep him. He has generated 17 goals and 55 points in 81 games this season. O'Reilly has one year remaining on his contract.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 10 - 10:49 AM

Ryan O'Reilly kicked off Thursday's shootout with a nifty goal, it would prove to be the only one necessary in Colorado's 1-0 shootout win over Winnipeg.

O'Reilly had another quality game, skating 25:30 with over five minutes spent on special teams. He also led the team in shots with five and added two takeaways as well, while winning 76% of his draws. O'Reilly's shootout goal may not count towards his total, but considering he's scored 11 points over his last 10 games, he should be a good bet to stay hot on Saturday.
Apr 10 - 12:14 AM

Ryan O'Reilly has been hot down the stretch.

He has generated seven goals and 15 points in his last 12 games. "It's something that took a while to find," said O'Reilly, who had just seven goals in his first 37 games. "It would have been nice to have that earlier. But it's always nice having success." He scored 28 times last season and had 64 points, but this year he has picked up 17 goals and 55 points in 80 matches.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 9 - 10:37 AM

Ryan O’Reilly potted a goal for the Avalanche in their 3-1 loss to the Kings on Saturday night.

O’Reilly had two of the team’s 10 shots on goal, beating Jonathan Quick early in the second period to briefly tie the game at one. He has 16 goals and 54 points this season. Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay set up the goal.
Apr 5 - 12:29 AM

Ryan O'Reilly scored Colorado's lone goal in Monday's 4-1 defeat to Edmonton.

O'Reilly now owns an eight-game point streak, and finishes March with having scored in 12 of 13 games. He posted eight goals and 17 points during the month, and he now owns 15 goals and 53 points over 76 games this season.
Mar 31 - 2:45 AM

Ryan O'Reilly will take a seven-game point streak into Monday's game against Edmonton.

He has four goals and eight assists during that span. He was the NHL's third star of the week after earning one goal and eight points in four matches. O'Reilly has 52 points on the season now thanks to his late surge of offense.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 30 - 4:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Zemgus Girgensons
3David Legwand
4Matt Ellis
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Jamie McGinn
4Marcus Foligno
5Cody McCormick
6Nicolas Deslauriers
7Jerry D'Amigo
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Patrick Kaleta
D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Mike Weber
5Andre Benoit
6Andrej Meszaros
7Tyson Strachan
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Lindback
3Chad Johnson