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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins | Center | #93

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 191
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / EDM
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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins registered an assist in Edmonton's 4-1 loss to St. Louis Thursday night.
Nugent-Hopkins has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He has eight goals and 15 points in 19 games this season. It's looking like he should easily be able to top his 2016-17 total of 43 points. Nov 17 - 4:36 AM

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This might end up being a big season for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Nugent-Hopkins is a former first overall pick and showed a lot of potential in his rookie season by recording 52 points in 62 contests. Since then though he's declined offensively, to the point where he recorded just 18 goals and 43 points in 82 contests last season. He's doing far better in 2017-18 with eight goals and 14 points through 18 games. "That’s always been in him and I think it was there last year," said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. "We saw that at the World Cup. I really, really believed in this guy at the World Cup. He was excellent and I thought he was going to have a really big year. It didn’t quite go for him the way he wanted it to last year, but this year things are happening for him. He’s consistently doing it right at both ends of the rink and he’s getting rewarded with offence. I’m proud of him, happy for him. I hope it can continue as well."
Nov 16 - 6:46 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins picked up goals each of his two shots in Tuesday's 8-2 victory against the Golden Knights.

Nugent-Hopkins posted his second multi-goal game of the season, and he has managed two goals and five points over his past four outings. His four goals so far in November already matches his four goals in 10 October games, and he has managed eight points this month after just six in the opening month.
Nov 15 - 1:31 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice against the Dallas Stars in a 5-4 win on Thursday night.

Nugent-Hopkins scored two goals for the Oilers, including a game-tying goal in the third period. The last time the forward had a two-goal game was on Apr. 4 last season against the Los Angeles Kings. Keeping with the good news, the two-goal game snapped a three-game scoreless streak for Nugent-Hopkins.
Oct 27 - 12:08 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins played in his 400th career game on Tuesday.

Nugent-Hopkins registered an assist in the contest. The 2011 first overall pick hasn't emerged as the offensive force people were hoping for, but he has established himself as a solid contributor in Edmonton. He has two goals and three points in five games this season.
Oct 18 - 5:04 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is projected to play with Jesse Puljujarvi and Jussi Jokinen when the regular season begins.

Oilers coach Todd McLellan said playing Nugent-Hopkins alongside Connor McDavid could be an option, but for now it's the team's intention to continue playing RNH at center. "I feel comfortable with him at center. I trust him down the center ice position," said McLellan. "I think he's going to gave a tremendous year. He knows that he's allowed to take a little more risk now and and look for a little more offense. There has to be others on that line he trusts on that defensively at some given point. But I would say never rule out anything, we did have him on the wing at the World Cup last year and he was very good at it, but I think his home position right now is center ice and that's where we'll start him."
Sep 11 - 8:39 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins continues to struggle on faceoffs in his career.

He has a 43.3 percent success rate on faceoffs during his six-year career and the closest he has made it to the 50-percent mark came in 2014-15 when he won 46.0 percent. Nugent-Hopkins' struggles in the circles and his troubles offensively could result in the Oilers looking for help at center. "Nuge is a tremendous player, a detail player. There's more offense to him and that'll be the message we deliver to him," said coach Todd McLellan. He recorded 18 goals and 43 points in the regular season followed by no goals and four assists in the playoffs.
May 15 - 1:32 PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins recorded an assist in the Oilers' 4-3 2OT loss to Anaheim in Game 5 Friday night.

Nugent-Hopkins didn't get a single point in the six-game first round series. However, he's heated up in the second round with four assists in five contests thus far. He had 18 goals and 43 points in 82 regular season contests.
May 6 - 4:50 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has produced two assists in his last two games.

He didn't have a point in six games in Round 1 of the playoffs against San Jose, but he has two points in two outings versus Anaheim in Edmonton's second-round series. This is the first time that Nugent-Hopkins has been in the NHL playoffs and he appears to be getting more comfortable.
Apr 29 - 11:05 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has produced three goals and six assists in the last nine games.

Edmonton's second line has been productive down the stretch with 14 goals during that nine-game span. The trio of RNH, Jordan Eberle and Milan Lucic will be counted on to supply more secondary scoring in the playoffs behind Connor McDavid's line.
Apr 11 - 6:41 PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two goals Tuesday night as the Oilers dropped a 6-4 contest to the Kings.

Nugent-Hopkins gave the Oilers a two-goal lead in the first with his score at the 11:13 mark. That is how they entered the locker room for the first intermission, but the same team did not return. The Kings scored three unanswered goals in the second before Nugent-Hopkins tied the game at 16:46 in the third. He was the dim ray of hope for the Oilers Tuesday.
Apr 5 - 1:18 AM

The Edmonton Oilers are still in the hunt for top spot in the Pacific Division.

Not many people expected the Oilers to even make the playoffs this season, so the fact that they can still take top spot in their division is pretty impressive. Heading into Monday's action, they find themselves two points behind the first-place Ducks. "We’re right in the fight right now," said forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins "To win the division is obviously our goal. We’re just going to keep striving for that. At this point in the season, to be (challenging) for first is definitely a huge confidence boost for us. It’s not done, but from last year or years past it’s a huge jump for us."
Mar 27 - 10:57 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has enjoyed his time against the Colorado Avalanche lately, including contributing to the Edmonton Oilers' 4-1 win on Saturday.

After collecting two assists against Colorado on March 23, RNH scored a goal and an assist on Saturday. He had gone the previous three games without a point and has seen somewhat irregular production lately, with a challenging run of games against California teams (both at home and on the road) beginning on Tuesday.
Mar 26 - 12:55 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins found the back of the net in Edmonton's 4-3 victory on Wednesday.

That was Nugent-Hopkins' 30th game of the season. He's on pace to get 45 points this season after recording 34 points in 55 contests in 2015-16. That's not bad, but it's less than you would expect from a former first overall pick.
Feb 23 - 7:09 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins does not have a point in his last six games.

Nugent-Hopkins has 11 goals and 26 points in 56 games, not the best stats in the league from a former first overall pick (It's fortunate that it is not the worst either as former teammate Nail Yakupov has only six points). Frustration may be setting in as Nugent-Hopkins had seven penalty minutes which included a fight with Vinnie Hinostroza of Chicago. He is not worth owning in any league unless your pool requires you to take a player with a hyphenated name.
Feb 12 - 9:03 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Ryan Strome
4Mark Letestu
5Brad Malone
LW1Patrick Maroon
2Milan Lucic
3Mike Cammalleri
4Jujhar Khaira
5Anton Slepyshev
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Zack Kassian
3Drake Caggiula
4Jesse Puljujarvi
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Oscar Klefbom
2Adam Larsson
3Kris Russell
4Matthew Benning
5Darnell Nurse
6Eric Gryba
7Andrej Sekera
8Yohann Auvitu
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit