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Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
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Ryan O'Reilly has been a great addition for the Sabres so far this season.
He leads the team in scoring with 19 points in 24 games and he has been a force in the faceoff circle with 334 wins and a 58.8 success rate. O'Reilly had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win against Nashville. Nov 30 - 9:52 AM

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Ryan O'Reilly has been great on faceoffs this year.

He ranks fifth in the league with 481 faceoff wins and he has a 58.4 winning percentage. O'Reilly has been helping Jack Eichel get better on draws during practices. "I enjoy helping him out," O’Reilly said. "On draws where it's a key faceoff, you have to get in there and be aggressive. I'm showing him some tools where I position my body that helps me on key draws."
Nov 23 - 9:43 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have scored just four goals in their last four games.

The Sabres lost 2-1 (OT) to San Jose, lost to Dallas 3-1, lost 3-2 (SO) to St. Louis and dropped a 3-0 decision to Dallas on Saturday night. Three of Buffalo's last four goals have been scored by Ryan O'Reilly.
Nov 22 - 11:32 AM

Ryan O'Reilly scored his seventh goal of the season Thursday night, but missed in the shootout as the Sabres fell to St. Louis 3-2.

O'Reilly has a three-game goal streak intact. The 24-year-old has 16 points in 19 games and appears on pace to take a run at his career high of 64 points. O'Reilly had seven shots and over 25 minutes of ice time on Thursday.
Nov 20 - 1:24 AM

Ryan O'Reilly scored in Buffalo's 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

O'Reilly broke Antti Niemi's shutout at the 13:03 mark of the third period to cut Dallas' lead to 2-1, but that's as close as the Sabres would come. The 24-year-old has scored in back-to-back games. Cody Franson and Tyler Ennis picked up the assists on the power play goal. O'Reilly has six goals and 15 points in 18 games this season.
Nov 17 - 10:13 PM

Ryan O'Reilly scored a goal in Buffalo's 2-1 overtime loss to San Jose on Saturday.

O'Reilly tied the game 6:27 minutes into the third period to at least earn the Sabres a consolation point. Rasmus Ristolainen and Josh Gorges were each credited with an assist.
Nov 14 - 10:11 PM

Ryan O'Reilly has made quite the impression on his new teammates.

"You can’t say enough good things about the guy," defenseman Jake McCabe said. "It’s big-time when one of your star players is the one working hardest. That’s what you want as a team and as an organization, to have that work ethic and desire to be better every day, and he’s the epitome of that." The 24-year-old three points in Friday's 3-1 win over the Flyers, and he now has four goals and 13 points in 11 games this season.
Nov 1 - 9:33 AM

Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and two assists in Friday's 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

O'Reilly picked up the primary assist on Jack Eichel's first period goal, he scored a power play goal in the second frame and he assisted on Nicolas Deslauriers' goal in the third. The 24-year-old is hot right now, as he has 10 points in his last five contests. O'Reilly has 13 points in 11 games in his first season with Buffalo.
Oct 30 - 10:28 PM

Ryan O'Reilly turned in two assists for the Sabres in their 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

The 24-year-old has been hot as of late, with two goals and five assists in his past four games. O'Reilly is producing at a point-per-game pace through the first 10 games of the season.
Oct 29 - 10:13 PM

Ryan O'Reilly was not happy with his performance Saturday even though he recorded three points in a 4-3 defeat to New Jersey.

"I'm on for every goal against and it's unacceptable," O'Reilly said. "My five-on-five play has got to be able to create. ... I let the team down there. I've got to take quite a bit of responsibility for that." He finished the game with a minus-3 rating and expects to be a plus-player for the Sabres. O'Reilly has seven points in eight games, but he also owns a minus-5 rating.
Oct 26 - 10:19 AM

Ryan O’Reilly registered a goal and two assists in the Sabres’ 4-3 loss to the Devils on Saturday night.

O’Reilly’s season is off to a promising start as he has three goals and seven points in eight games. He appears primed to make fantasy owners forget about the "down" 2014-15 campaign in which he scored 17 and had 55 points. Tyler Ennis had a goal and an assist, while Jack Eichel also scored.
Oct 24 - 9:54 PM

Ryan O'Reilly is going to have to improve in the faceoff circle if the Sabres are going to use the pivot as their top-line center.

O'Reilly lost two key draws Friday night that led directly to Montreal goals in a 7-2 loss. It's clear O'Reilly is aware of the problem, though. "Their third and fourth goals were just lost draws by me," O’Reilly said. "I’ve got to do a better job of getting something on it, at least give us a chance to buy our forwards time." Something to keep an eye on going forward as it could impact on O'Reilly's usage.
Oct 24 - 10:34 AM

Ryan O'Reilly liked moving to the wing in Monday's win over Columbus.

"I guess it was a little bit easier playing the wing," O'Reilly said. "I didn't have to focus on defensive responsibilities and I think that helped me get a little more creative. ... It's tough to play the game and be creative when you think about not making mistakes. So we worked together and just relaxed a bit more." Zemgus Girgensons took over for O'Reilly at center and Tyler Ennis played on the right. O'Reilly picked up a goal and an assist in the Sabres' 4-2 victory versus the Blue Jackets.
Oct 13 - 7:22 AM

Ryan O'Reilly produced a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-2 win against Columbus.

The goal was his first as a member of the Sabres and both of his points came on Buffalo power plays. The team went 3-for-7 with the man advantage, but they used it to their advantage to secure their first win of the season.
Oct 12 - 6:08 PM

Buffalo coach Dan Bylsma is still struggling to fight the right forward line combinations for his team.

Bylsma seems happy with duos on the top two units. Ryan O'Reilly has teamed with Tyler Ennis, while Jack Eichel has skated alongside Evander Kane. However it is the third member of each of those lines that remains a work in progress. A number of different players were shuffled in and out of the top units in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Tampa. Expect more line tweaking to take place as the young Sabres become accustomed to Bylsma's system.
Oct 11 - 9:13 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4David Legwand
5Johan Larsson
6Tim Schaller
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Marcus Foligno
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Sam Reinhart
4Jamie McGinn
D1Zach Bogosian
2Cody Franson
3Rasmus Ristolainen
4Mike Weber
5Mark Pysyk
6Josh Gorges
7Carlo Colaiacovo
8Jake McCabe
G1Chad Johnson
2Linus Ullmark
3Robin Lehner