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Ryan O'Reilly | Center | #90

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (33) / COL
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Ryan O'Reilly has agreed to join Team Canada for the 2017 World Championships.
That 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

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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

Ryan O'Reilly lifted his point streak to four games during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Blues.

He tallied a power play goal during the effort, giving him two goals and four points during the streak. For the season he has 12 goals (four on the man-advantage) with 37 points in 48 games.
Feb 18 - 4:30 PM

Ryan O'Reilly has generated 19 points in the last 21 games.

He has also enjoyed plenty of success at home, where he has 17 points in the past 14 contests. O'Reilly had an assist on a goal by Sam Reinhart in Thursday's 2-0 win over his former Colorado teammates.
Feb 17 - 8:52 AM

As Ryan O'Reilly gets ready to play against his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, on Thursday, he reflected on how his role has changed since being dealt to Buffalo.

O'Reilly agreed to a seven-year, $52.5 million contract with Buffalo that began this season and feels that he's seen as more of a leader in Buffalo than he was with the Avalanche. "I think every year, you find new ways to grow your game," O'Reilly said. "I try to be more of a vocal guy, more of a leader. That was something coming here, I had to find how to do a bit more of. I think it’s really helped. I think there’s a little more creativity in my game offensively. Past years with Colorado tended to be a bit more on the defensive side, where here on the (power play) and stuff like that, I feel I can create more. It’s something I have to continue to work on, though." O'Reilly has 12 goals and 36 points in 47 contests this season. He's been hot lately with five points in his last five games.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 16 - 6:11 PM

Ryan O'Reilly found the back of the net in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators.

O'Reilly scored the game's first goal just 24 seconds into the opening period, but the Sabres eventually fell behind 2-1 in the second period. They went to work in the third frame though, as they got goals from Matt Moulson and Justin Bailey to jump back ahead and secure the victory. O'Reilly has 12 goals and 24 assists in 47 games this season.
Feb 14 - 10:58 PM

When Ryan O'Reilly plays well, the Buffalo Sabres seem to win a lot more games.

On the flip side, when O'Reilly struggles, they seem to struggle too. O'Reilly has suited up in 44 contests in 2016-17 and the team has won 18 of those games. During victories, he has 10 goals, 23 points and a plus-13 rating, which is outstanding. Unfortunately, his numbers are uglier in losses, as he has no goals, three assists and a minus-8 rating in 17 regulation defeats. "If we want to make the playoffs, I myself have to contribute every game for that," O’Reilly said. "(On Thursday) I don’t think I was good enough. It’s frustrating, but going forward I myself have to be a lot better." O'Reilly had an assist and a minus-2 rating in Thursday's loss to the Ducks.
Feb 11 - 10:35 AM

Ryan O'Reilly notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over San Jose.

He got Buffalo's comeback started in the third with a power-play goal and assisted on game-tying score by Kyle Okposo. The Sabres rallied from a 4-1 deficit for an impressive victory.
Feb 8 - 10:03 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Johan Larsson
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5William Carrier
6Alexander Nylander
7C.J. Smith
8Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
5Nicholas Baptiste
6Evan Rodrigues
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Justin Falk
8Taylor Fedun
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson
3Linus Ullmark