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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins | Center | #93

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 189
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / EDM
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins registered an assist in Edmonton's 4-3 overtime loss to Buffalo Tuesday night.
Nugent-Hopkins recorded a point for the third time in the span of four games. He now has four goals and 13 points in 28 contests in 2016-17. Dec 7 - 9:24 AM

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has only two goals this season.

Nugent-Hopkins has 55 shots on goal and has yet to score in an even-man situation as both goals are on the power play. Nugent-Hopkins has been a strong penalty killer for the Oilers but that does not help you in fantasy.
Nov 21 - 7:38 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins potted the game-winning goal in the Oilers' 2-1 win over Detroit on Sunday evening.

Held goalless through the first 10 games, Nugent-Hopins now has two in his last three for a total of seven points in 13 games. RNH's goal came on the power play in the second period.
Nov 6 - 9:36 PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the New York Rangers.

Nugent-Hopkins opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 6:36 mark of the first period. Patrick Maroon and Adam Larsson also scored for the Oilers in this one. The 23-year-old has just six points in 11 games in 2016-17.
Nov 3 - 10:21 PM

Oilers coach Todd McLellan feels Ryan Nugent-Hopkins deserves more recognition for his defensive work.

"He’s not going to put up a lot of points or score lots but he does a lot of good things all over the rink and doesn’t get enough credit for it," said McLellan. "He plays in every situation — on the power play, killing penalties, important face-offs, regular-strength shifts — and he’s gone against some of the best players in the world." While that's fair, it's interesting to hear McLellan talk about Nugent-Hopkins not scoring much. Nugent-Hopkins is a former first overall pick that had 52 points as a rookie, but has never really grown offensively beyond that strong start. At this point he's needed in less of an offensive role behind Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, although Nugent-Hopkins still has four assists in seven games.
Oct 28 - 4:46 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins registered two assists in Edmonton's 4-1 victory over Washington Wednesday night.

Nugent-Hopkins got off to a bit of a sluggish start with one point in his first five contests. However, he's starting to heat up with three helpers in his last two games. He doesn't have a goal through seven games though.
Oct 27 - 10:29 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has yet to get a point in the Oilers first two games.

The Oilers have found the back of the net 12 times in the first two games but Nugent-Hopkins has yet to hear his name over the loud speaker. He also has struggled at the face off dot, winning only 29 percent of his draws. While it has been only a couple of games, the face off losses have to be of concern to the Oilers. Look for a 50 point season from RNH.
Oct 16 - 6:48 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was flanked by Benoit Pouliot and Jesse Puljujarvi at Tuesday's practice.

It was his first session in training camp after returning from the World Cup of Hockey as a member of Team North America. Nugent-Hopkins played well as a two-way pivot at the tournament, but Edmonton will be expecting much more offense from him in 2016-17. He posted 12 goals and 34 points in 55 games last year.
Source: Global News
Sep 27 - 6:17 PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins isn't letting the trade rumors this off-season get to him.

"I try not to pay attention too much ... if it happens, it happens," he said. "I know it's definitely a different group than the one we finished with last season." Nugent-Hopkins has been linked to defensemen like Minnesota's Matt Dumba and Colorado's Tyson Barrie. He registered 12 goals and 34 points in 55 games with the Oilers last season.
Jul 26 - 6:45 PM

There are rumors floating around that have Ryan Nugent-Hopkins being on the trading block with the Wild as a possible destination.

The Oilers badly need help on their blueline and the Wild need a center, so it's assumed that defenseman Matt Dumba will be the return for the former first overall pick in 2011. Nugent-Hopkins has been a disappointment since injuring his shoulder in his second NHL season and that is not a good injury to have for a hockey player. Nugent-Hopkins had 12 goals and 34 points in 55 injury-plagued games this past season so maybe he needs a fresh start as well. Stay tuned.
Jun 26 - 7:21 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will play for Team North America at the World Championships.

North America will be made up of American and Canadian players 23 years of age and under so Nugent-Hopkins will be their wily old veteran at the age of 23. "Since I’ve played more years than other guys I hoped my experience would get me there (313 games)," said Nugent-Hopkins. "Feels weird but I’ll be one of the oldest guys on the team and be counted on and if I have to play a different role on the team, I hope to have an impact. It’s strange to be one of the older guys (23). I’ll play wherever they want me to go." Nugent-Hopkins is still rehabbing an injured finger that kept him out of the World Championship but he will be good to go in September. He has been a disappointment after going first overall in 2011 and do not be surprised if he is dealt elsewhere during the off-season as the Oilers are loaded down the middle.
May 28 - 9:09 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins closed his season with his 12th goal of the year.

Nugent-Hopkins played in just 55 games, but managed to post 34 points along the way. His talent is undeniable, which is why he makes such an intriguing trade target to help fill out the rest of the roster.
Apr 10 - 2:41 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (concussion) returned to action Saturday.

It was not a good return for the former first overall choice in the 2011 Draft as RNH was a minus-two with nary a point in a 5-0 loss to Calgary. He played 13:51 including 1:03 on the second power play unit with Mark Letestu and Patrick Maroon. Don't be surprised if Nugent-Hopkins is dealt elsewhere during the off-season as the Oilers have plenty of offense up front especially at center, but need help on the blueline.
Apr 3 - 3:10 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (concussion) could be back in the lineup on Saturday.

Nugent-Hopkins was skating hard in practice Friday and with only three games left in the Oilers schedule, he could be ready to go as early as Saturday. He has played in only 52 games this season and the former first overall pick in the 2011 Draft has only 11 goals and 33 points, in what is yet another disappointing season. He could be dealt in the off-season as the Oilers need help elsewhere and are strong down the middle. Stay tuned.
Apr 2 - 8:38 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (concussion) might be available for Wednesday's game against Vancouver.

That's Edmonton's final game of the season and its last ever in Rexall Place. Nugent-Hopkins has been limited to 52 contests in 2015-16 between his current concussion and a broken hand.
Apr 1 - 11:02 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Benoit Pouliot
3Patrick Maroon
4Matt Hendricks
5Anton Slepyshev
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Jesse Puljujarvi
3Leon Draisaitl
4Zack Kassian
5Tyler Pitlick
6Iiro Pakarinen
D1Adam Larsson
2Andrej Sekera
3Oscar Klefbom
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Brandon Davidson
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Fayne
9Matthew Benning
10Andrew Ference
11David Musil
12Dillon Simpson
G1Cam Talbot
2Jonas Gustavsson