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Ryan Smyth | Winger

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 2/21/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 192
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After unwinding during the 2014-15 campaign - his first since ending his playing career - Ryan Smyth is interested in working for the Edmonton Oilers again.
He's not sure what role he would have, but he hopes to discuss that with the Oilers. Depending on what Edmonton wants, he might end up focusing on helping Edmonton's prospects develop. To that end, he hasn't ruled out the possibility of becoming Connor McDavid's temporary landlord to help as the 18-year-old adjusts to the NHL. However, he denied reports that he has already volunteered or requested that he assume that role. "Haven't been contacted at all (about McDavid) … it’s all rumors. I haven't put my name forward. It's not that I haven't thought about it though," said Smyth. If Edmonton decides to utilize him in any capacity, Smyth would bring 1,270 games worth of NHL experience with him. Jul 28 - 10:11 AM

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Ryan Smyth was unable to score on the power play and will end his career tied for first with Glenn Anderson on the Oilers all-time list.

Smyth had 126 power play goals with the Oilers which tied Anderson and was one ahead of Wayne Gretzky. Coach Dallas Eakins gave him every opportunity to break the record as Smyth saw a whopping 7:10 minutes of ice time with the man-advantage but it was not to be. It was quite a career for 'Captain Canada' who retires at the age of 38.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 06:59:00 AM

Ryan Smyth's farewell to the NHL was upstaged by the Edmonton Oilers' new guys Saturday night.

First-year Oilers Roman Horak, Will Acton and Steve Pinizzotto combined for five points in a 5-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks, bringing Edmonton's eighth consecutive non-playoff season to an end on a winning note. Horak scored his first goal with the Oilers, Acton has his first two-point game in the NHL with a goal an assist, and Pinizzotto earned his first two NHL assists. Jeff Petry, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers. Taylor Hall had three assists to finish the season with 80 points. Smyth, named captain for the night, didn't get onto the scoresheet in his 1,270th and final regular-season game, but took seven shots, only one on net. The Alberta native received a standing ovation late in the game and received another one after the final horn as he skated around Rexall Place before standing by the glass with his family and waving. Smyth is retiring after 19 NHL seasons, 15 of them spent with the Oilers, who paid tribute to him throughout the night.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 01:17:00 AM

Ryan Smyth has confirmed that he will retire at the end of the season.

Smyth will play in his final game on Saturday. He has 386 goals and 842 points in 1,269 career games. The Edmonton Oilers selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft and although Smyth also played for the Islanders, Colorado, and Los Angeles along the way, he will retire as a member of the Oilers.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 04:11:00 PM

It's believed that Ryan Smyth will announce his retirement on Friday.

The 38-year-old forward has played in 1,269 career games, including 970 with the Oilers. He has 386 goals and 842 points with the Oilers, New York Islanders, Colorado Avalanche, and Los Angeles Kings. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 06:48:00 AM

Ryan Smyth is just one marker shy of setting a new Edmonton Oilers' record for most power-play goals in an Oilers' uniform.

With 126, Smyth is tied with Glenn Anderson for first place on the list. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and at the age of 38, he might not have another campaign with the Edmonton Oilers.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 09:58:00 AM

Ryan Smyth senses some character building for the Oilers lately.

For the second time in three road games, the Oilers came back to earn at least a point, getting one against the Red Wings in a shootout loss Friday night. "We’re building some character in this lockerroom, learning from our mistakes, putting them off to the side and continuing to play," said Smyth, who had the lone regulation goal for Edmonton. "You have to find a way to keep yourself in it and capitalize on a few chances here and there."
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 09:14:00 AM

Ryan Smyth fired home the only Oilers goal of the evening during a 2-1 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.

Smyth has managed 10 goals and 23 points through 58 games this season at the age of 38. It was his first point in three games, while the veteran has points in just three of his last 13 games.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Ryan Smyth passed Wayne Gretzky on the Oilers' all-time power-play goals list.

Smyth scored his 126th power-play goal with Edmonton on Thursday. Of course, Smyth has played much of his 1,252 game NHL career with the Oilers while Gretzky was limited to nine campaigns with the team during their NHL days. That doesn't take away from the fact that Smyth's 126 power-play goals is impressive though and Smyth still seems rather happy with it. "He's got so many records, it’s nice to be past him for this one," Smyth said.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 09:45:00 AM

Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist in Edmonton's 3-2 overtime win against New York Islanders Thursday night.

Smyth got the Oilers on the board with a power-play goal at 8:28 of the third period. It was Smyth's 126th power-play goal, tying him for the franchise lead with Glenn Anderson. Smyth has been struggling this season and he has only nine goals with 13 assists in 54 games this season. He also has an awful minus-15 rating. Philip Larsen and Taylor Hall also scored for the Oilers, while Sam Gagner registered two assists in the win.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 03:21:00 AM

Former NHL all-star Ryan Smith of the Edmonton Oilers turned 38 on Friday and is one of the oldest players in the league, but that isn't preventing him from thinking about his playing future.

"I’m fighting for another contract," Smyth said. "It’s just a matter of playing as hard as you can. My body’s held up fairly decent. I feel I can be an asset in a lot of ways. The coach has put me in some key situations, power play and penalty kill and I’m trying to relish playing center. Yeah, I feel I still have game."
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Ryan Smyth scored a goal in Edmonton's 2-1 win over the Rangers.

Smyth has eight goals and 20 points in 49 games this season. He'll turn 38 during the Olympic break and it remains to be seen if he'll extend his career beyond the 2013-14 campaign. Smyth's contract will expire this summer, but he's likely to find work in the NHL if he decides that he wants to play for one more season.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 08:52:00 AM

Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist in the Oilers 5-1 win on Sunday.

Smyth centered the fourth line and his goal was on the power play as he tied Wayne Gretzky for second place all-time with 125 power play goals, one behind leader Glenn Anderson. Smyth has seven goals and 18 points this season so we cannot recommend him at this time.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 06:49:00 AM

Ryan Smyth scored twice to lead the Oilers to a 2-0 victory over the Flames Friday night.

Smyth broke his scoring slump with two goals. The veteran winger now has six goals and seven assists in 30 games this season. Boyd Gordon assisted both of Smyth's goals.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 01:57:00 AM

Ryan Smyth hasn't been able to muster much offense since the end of November.

He hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 19 and he has found the back of the net just four times on the year. In his last 13 games, he has contributed just three assists and they all came in one contest against Colorado on Dec. 5. Smyth has produced 11 points and a minus-11 rating in 29 outings and he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar right now.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 04:43:00 PM

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