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Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
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Coming into his fourth season, the 21-year-old 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," Nuge told Chris Wescott. He reportedly put on 17lbs of muscle, raising his weight to 192lbs. "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

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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

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins recorded an assist in a 3-2 overtime defeat on Saturday.

That gives Nugent-Hopkins 13 goals and 37 points in 49 games this season. He had a neutral plus/minus rating on Saturday, but he's been plummeting lately with a minus-eight rating in nine January games. Unfortunately, that's one category that's likely to continue to drag on him as the season progresses.
Jan 19 - 9:49 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice and registered an assist in Edmonton's 4-3 overtime win over Pittsburgh Friday night.

Nugent-Hopkins got the game winner when he took a cross-crease feed from Jordan Eberle and beat rookie goaltender Jeff Zatkoff during a 4-on-3 power play. Nugent-Hopkins now has 13 goals and 22 assists in 45 games this season. Defenseman Anton Belov scored his first goal of the season and Taylor Hall also tallied for the Oilers. Jordan Eberle and Justin Schultz both added two helpers in the victory.
Jan 11 - 2:21 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins found the back of the net on Saturday.

Nugent-Hopkins now has 10 goals and 30 points in 39 games this season. He should be able to maintain that pace and consequently finish the campaign with around 60 points.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:42:00 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has a goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory Thursday night.

Nugent-Hopkins has three goals and five points in his last six games. He's well on his way to reaching the 60-point mark for the first time in his career.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime victory.

Nugent-Hopkins has seven goals and 17 assists in 30 games this season. That puts him on pace to end up with a little over 60 points, which is a fair expectation for him if he can stay healthy.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 10:06:00 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins won 17 of 25 face offs on Saturday.

Nugent-Hopkins usually is poor on the draw as the great performance on Saturday only raised his winning percentage to 41.4 this season as he has now won 189 of 456 face offs. Nugent-Hopkins has six goals and 22 points in 29 games but his minus-12 rating hurts his fantasy value.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 07:12:00 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has a goal and seven assists during his current five game point streak.

Nugent-Hopkins has returned to his rookie season form as he now has 21 points in 25 games after suffering through an injury-plagued season in 2013 as he had only 24 points in 40 games. Look for Nugent-Hopkins to get a point-a-game the rest of the way and he is talented enough to do better than that in future seasons.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 06:58:00 AM

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