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Ryan O'Reilly | Center

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
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Ryan O'Reilly's court case for an impaired driving charge has been pushed back to Sept. 10.
O'Reilly was arrested and charged with impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene on July 9, according to police. He allegedly crashed his truck into a Tim Hortons a week after he signed a seven-year, $52.5 million contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres. Aug 21 - 10:20 AM
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Ryan O'Reilly could be facing potential jail time for his recent incident on July 9.

He allegedly crashed his truck into a Tim Hortons and his blood alcohol level was above 80 mg. For that he might be fined $1,000 and have his license revoked for a year. However, he's also being charged with fleeing the scene and that can led to him spending as much as six months in jail. He signed a seven-year, $52.5 million contract with Buffalo on July 3.
Jul 14 - 9:54 AM

Ryan O'Reilly has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and for failing to stay at the scene.

The alleged incident occurred on July 9 around 4:00 a.m. and the charges were announced Monday night. Middlesex County OPP reported that a Chevrolet pickup truck, which O'Reilly was reportedly driving, crashed into a commercial building. He drove away from the scene and eventually left the vehicle to proceed on foot with another man. He was arrested and given breath testing before eventually being released. O'Reilly will be in court on August 20. He signed a signed a seven-year, $52.5 million contract with Buffalo on July 3.
Source: AM 980
Jul 13 - 8:06 PM

Ryan O'Reilly signed a seven-year, $52.5 million contract on Friday and it contains a couple of interesting wrinkles.

The first is that O'Reilly's contract includes a No-Movement Clause, which essentially means he can't be moved from the NHL without his consent. His contract is also 87% bonuses. In fact, O'Reilly is expected to make just a million dollars in salary each season with all of the rest of the money being paid out as a signing bonus. O'Reilly will ding the cap at $7.5 million regardless, but the structure of the payment would make it less beneficial to buy him out if it ever came to that.
Jul 3 - 5:17 PM

Ryan O'Reilly has inked a seven-year, $52.5 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

O'Reilly will get the vast majority of his money in the form of signing bonuses. He is a better player than he is fantasy contributor in standard leagues as a lot of his value comes from the fact that he plays a two-way game. If we were to just focus on his offense, then O'Reilly is unlikely to ever significantly surpass his current career-highs of 28 goals and 64 points, which he set in 2013-14. Even factoring in what he brings to the table defensively though, his cap hit is excessive. The Avalanche were justified in trading him rather than concede to his demands.
Jul 3 - 2:50 PM

The Buffalo Sabres and Ryan O'Reilly have reportedly agreed to a contract extension.

There's no details about it yet though. Buffalo acquired O'Reilly from Colorado on June 26, but before that, O'Reilly reportedly wanted an eight-year, $64 million deal out of the Avalanche. With that in mind it will be interesting to see how lucrative his actual contract turns out to be.
Jul 3 - 9:13 AM

Ryan O'Reilly is eager to take on a leadership role with the Buffalo Sabres.

"I've always wanted to be a big piece like that, have that leadership role and be seen as that by the management," he said. "It's another area to grow my game. If I can do that and transfer what I know and at the same time learn new things, it's only going to benefit the team and benefit myself." GM Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma are thrilled to have O'Reilly in the fold and he's expected to serve as the team's top center.
Jun 30 - 11:08 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4David Legwand
5Cal O'Reilly
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Marcus Foligno
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
6Jerry D'Amigo
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Jamie McGinn
4Jason Akeson
D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Mike Weber
4Josh Gorges
5Andrej Meszaros
6Carlo Colaiacovo
7Matt Donovan
8Mark Pysyk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson