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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins | Center

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be back between Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle in Monday's match versus Tampa Bay.
When he returned from injury on Friday against Vancouver, he skated on the second line. Nugent-Hopkins has one assist in three games this season. Oct 20 - 6:44 PM

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will return from his undisclosed injury on Friday night when the Oilers host Vancouver.

"I've been feeling really good the past few days," he said. "I'm excited to get back in the lineup here and hopefully get our first win of the season. It's definitely a game for us, another divisional game, and we start the homestand tonight so it's going to be a big one for us tonight." Nugent-Hopkins missed two games due to the ailment. He has one assist in two games outings.
Oct 17 - 5:36 PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (undisclosed) will miss Tuesday's game against Los Angeles.

Nugent-Hopkins didn't take part in Monday's practice due to the ailment. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 14 - 2:15 PM

The status of center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for Tuesday's contest with the Kings is currently up in the air.

Nugent-Hopkins was absent from Oilers practice on Monday for undisclosed reasons and will likely be a game-time call in Los Angeles. After he engaged in his first NHL fight with Dan Hamhuis of the Canucks on Saturday, it's fair to wonder whether his ailment is somehow related to the fisticuffs. He's day-to-day until further notice.
Oct 13 - 8:09 PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins got into his first NHL fight on Saturday.

Nugent-Hopkins was upset with a hit from the Canucks Dan Hamhuis and went after him. "It's something I had to get out of the way eventually I guess," Nugent-Hopkins said. "He had a good hit on me, it was a clean hit and we got up and I don't know what really sparked it. He's not a fighter so we kind of just looked at each other and probably both wanted to spark our team a little." RNH was held pointless but he did contribute fantasy-wise with the fisticuffs. Don't expect this again from Nugent-Hopkins this season.
Oct 12 - 7:21 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was one of three Edmonton scorers in the Oilers' 3-2, come-from-behind win over the Winnipeg Jets in exhibition play Wednesday.

Bogdan Yakimov and Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers. Oilers goalie Tyler Rimmer stopped all 10 shots he faced in the third period. Laurent Brossoit started and made 17 saves. T.J. Galiardi and Matt Halischuk scored for Winnipeg. Michael Hutchinson turned aside 28 of the 31 shots he faced.
Sep 24 - 11:07 PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins wants to improve his efficiency on faceoffs.

Nugent-Hopkings has been among the NHL's weakest at the dot and that may be attributed to his shoulder surgeries in years two and three of his NHL career. The youngster is getting stronger but this could be a pivotal year for the first overall pick in the 2011 draft. Look for a better offensive display than last season when he had 18 goals and 35 assists in 75 games.
Sep 20 - 8:40 AM

Coming into his fourth season, 21-year-old Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is determined to take his game to the next level.

"I've really got to step up and be a big impact on this team and make sure I'm good every night, don't take any nights off," Nugent-Hopkins said. He has raised his weight to 192 pounds. "It's time to do it and it's something that I really want to grab a hold of and just take charge."
Sep 19 - 10:36 PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had an assist in the Oilers' 3-2 win on Wednesday.

Nugent-Hopkins has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has 18 goals and 53 points in 75 contests in 2013-14.
Apr 3 - 10:07 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two goals and recorded an assist in Edmonton's 5-4 loss to San Jose on Tuesday.

This is the fifth time that Nugent-Hopkins has recorded three points in a 2013-14 contest. He has 18 goals and 52 points in 74 games in 2013-14.
Apr 2 - 8:58 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and two assists on Tuesday.

That snapped Nugent-Hopkins' 16-game goal scoring slump. It also represents his first noteworthy offensive night in a while, given that he entered the contest with just two assists in his last 13 matches. He now has 16 goals and 47 points in 68 games this season.
Mar 19 - 9:31 AM

Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins doesn't seem overly concerned about Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' recently slump.

Nugent-Hopkins has just three points in his last 11 games. "Young players don't play at the same level every night, and he’s having a bit of a dip," Eakins said. "The good thing about Nuge is he's not frustrated by it, he's more inspired to get after it. He's not dragging his lip and playing the poor-me card. He's fighting to get better, and that's all we can ask. He’s engaged, he understands, and it's important that he be a critical, critical part of our forward group." We don't think his currently slump will last much longer.
Mar 11 - 9:13 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has only one assist in his last eight games.

Nugent-Hopkins has struggled since the beginning of February offensively, although to be fair, the NHL did break for 17 days due to the Olympics. But the former first overall pick in the 2011 Draft, who showed so much talent in his rookie season when he had 18 goals and 52 points in 62 games, has struggled the last two seasons and has only 15 goals and 43 points in 62 games this season with a minus-14 rating. Hopefully he can turn it around soon as he has been a big disappointment for his fantasy owners.
Mar 9 - 7:35 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have not scored a power play goal in their last six games.

The last time the Oilers found the back of the net with the man-advantage was on January 29. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads the team with 16 power play points, one ahead of Jordan Eberle and four ahead of Taylor Hall. "It's just a matter of bearing down and scoring," Eberle said. "You score and you get confidence and it rolls into the five-on-five play. When you haven't scored in a while, doubt starts to creep in." The Oilers will look to turn it around on Tuesday as they are on an 0-19 drought on the pp.
Mar 3 - 7:41 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins chipped in with a goal and an assist on Sunday.

The two point night gives Nugent-Hopkins 15 goals and 40 points this season but like all Oilers, his minus-15 rating continues to drag down his fantasy value.
Jan 27 - 6:55 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Leon Draisaitl
3Anton Lander
4Boyd Gordon
5Mark Arcobello
6Will Acton
LW1Taylor Hall
2David Perron
3Benoit Pouliot
4Luke Gazdic
5Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Jesse Joensuu
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Nikita Nikitin
5Mark Fayne
6Brandon Davidson
7Martin Marincin
8Brad Hunt
G1Ben Scrivens
2Richard Bachman
3Viktor Fasth