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Ryan Smyth
Ryan Smyth
Left Wing
Number: 94
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 191
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 21, 1976
Birthplace: Banff, AB, Canada
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Acquired: Acquired from Colorado in exchange for Kyle Quincey, Tom Preissing and a fifth round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft on July 3, 2009.
Drafted: EDM / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (6th overall)
2009-10: Selected as the Kings Best Newcomer (Mark Bavis Memorial Award)…Reached 20-goal mark for 10th time in career…Five-game assist (6a) streak (April 1 to April 10, 2010)...Earned 700th NHL point March 4, 2010 at Nashville...Six-game point (3-3=6) streak (Jan. 31 to Feb. 11, 2010)...Four-game goal (4g) streak (Dec. 31, 2009 to Jan. 7, 2010) - all goals on the power play... Missed 15 games with upper body injury (Nov. 18 to Dec. 17, 2009) – tied for sixth in NHL with 23 points at time of injury...Tied career high with four points (2-2=4) and was a plus-4 Nov. 2, 2009 at Phoenix…Earned points (6-9=15) in 10 of first 11 games (Oct. 3 to Oct. 24, 2009)...Three points (1-2=3) - all in second period - Oct. 19, 2009 at Dallas...Nine points (5-4=9) in first six games (Oct. 3 to Oct. 14, 2009)...Three points (2-1=3) Oct. 8, 2009 vs. Minnesota…Has 157 career multi-point games (111 two-point games, 38 three-point games, eight four-point games)…PLAYOFFS: Two points (1-1=2) in six games.

2008-09: Tied for first on Colorado with 59 points (26-33=59), 10 power-play goals and three game-winning goals…Led Colorado with 33 assists, second on club with 26 goals…Reached 20-goal mark for ninth time in career…Was leading Colorado in goals, points and assists prior to suffering fractured hand April 1, 2009 vs. Phoenix (missed final five games season)…Led Colorado with 257 shots, second-highest total of career (had 265 with Edmonton in 1996-97)…Led Colorado in scoring in December (5-9=14), January (4-8=12) and February (5-8=13)…Earned 300th NHL goal Jan. 18, 2009 vs. Calgary…He and Milan Hejduk reached 300-goal milestone in same game, becoming only the second teammates in NHL history to do so (Detroit's Danny Gare and Ivan Boldirev were the other two, Feb. 26, 1983 vs. New York Islanders)…Had a pair of five-game point streaks: Dec. 1 to Dec. 9, 2008 (3-3=6) and Jan. 6 to Jan. 15, 2009 (3-4=7)…Tied career-high with four points and three assists Dec. 23, 2008 vs. Phoenix (1-3=4)…Played in 900th NHL game Feb. 15, 2009 at Detroit.

2007-08: Finished third on Colorado with 168 shots…Earned 600th NHL point (assist) March 24, 2008 vs. Calgary…Tied career-high with three assists Dec. 5, 2007 at Columbus…Earned 300th NHL assist Nov. 5, 2007 vs. Calgary…Played in 800th NHL game Nov. 1, 2007 vs. Pittsburgh…Scored OT game-winner (sixth of career) Oct. 26, 2007 at Calgary…Tied career high with 11 shots Oct. 16, 2007 vs. Calgary (tied Colorado franchise record)…PLAYOFFS: Five points (2-3=5) in eight games, helping the Avalanche advance to Western Conference Semifinals before losing to Detroit…Attempted penalty shot (missed) in Game 1 of Conference Quarterfinals at Minnesota (April 9, 2008)…Scored game-winner in series-clinching victory over Minnesota in Game 6.

2006-07:
Began season in Edmonton before being traded to New York Islanders (combined 68 points, 36-32=68 and 52 penalty minutes in 71 games)…Scored 36 goals for second straight year and was fourth 30-goal campaign…68 points were second highest total of career (had 70 points in 2000-01)…Had 53 points (31-22=53) and 38 penalty minutes in 53 games with Edmonton…Edmonton's leading scorer at the time of trade and his 53 points still tied for first on Edmonton at season's end…Finished career with Edmonton ranked on the club's all-time Top-10 list in several categories: fifth in games played (770), fifth in goals (265), ninth in assists (284), seventh in points (549), third in power-play goals (117), fifth in game-winning goals (40), fifth in game-tying goals (7), fourth in shots (2,166) and tied for fifth in hat tricks (5)…Ranked seventh in NHL with 78 takeaways…Tied career-high with four points (2-2=4) March 17, 2007 at Florida…Scored on penalty shot (third penalty shot goal on four career chances) March 13, 2007 at Montreal (against David Aebischer)…Earned 250th career NHL goal Nov. 30, 2006 vs. Colorado…Fifth career hat trick and earned 500th NHL point Oct. 12, 2006 vs. San Jose…His hat trick was scored in 2:01, breaking Wayne Gretzky's club record (2:18) for fastest hat trick in Edmonton history…Recorded assist at first career NHL All-Star Game appearance (Jan. 24, 2007 at Dallas)…PLAYOFFS: Led Islanders with four points (1-3=4) in five games.

2005-06:
Led Edmonton with 36 goals, ranked fourth on club with 66 points (36-30=66)…Tied for second in the NHL with 13 shootout attempts (4-for-13)…Tied career-high with eight-game point (5-6=11) streak (March 25 to April 7, 2006)…Played in 700th NHL game March 11, 2006 at Columbus…Moved past Paul Coffey info fifth place on Edmonton's all-time goal-scoring list with 210th goal as an Oiler Dec. 1, 2005 vs. Vancouver…Tied career-high with five-game goal (6g) streak (Oct. 28 to Nov. 4, 2005)…Earned 200th NHL goal Oct. 28, 2005 at Dallas…Was 2-for-2 in penalty shots, scoring Nov. 4, 2005 at St. Louis (against Patrick Lalime) and Dec. 30, 2005 vs. Nashville (against Tomas Vokoun)…PLAYOFFS: 16 points (7-9=16) and 22 penalty minutes in 24 games, helping the Oilers advance to the Stanley Cup Finals before losing to Carolina in Game 7…16 points ranked fifth on Edmonton and seven goals tied for second on club (tied for 10th in NHL)…Had a six-game point (2-7=9) streak (May 10 to May 21, 2006)…Playoff career-high four points (2-2=4) in Game 5 of Conference Semifinals at San Jose…Scored game-winner in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Finals vs. Carolina.

2003-04: Led Edmonton with 23 goals, 36 assists, 59 points, eight power-play goals and 245 shots…Also led club with six game-winning goals, two of which were scored in overtime…Six game-winning goals tied career high…Career-high plus-11…One of two Oilers to play in all 82 games (Fourth time he played in all 82 regular season games)...Failed on first career penalty shot March 4, 2004 at St. Louis (against Chris Osgood)…Earned 400th career NHL point Jan. 24, 2004 vs. Nashville…Appeared in 600th NHL game Jan. 5, 2004 at New Jersey… Earned 200th career NHL assist Nov. 10, 2003 at New York Rangers.

2002-03:
Led Edmonton with 61 points, 27 goals and 199 shots…Tied team lead with 10 power-play goals and ranked second with 34 assists...Appeared in 500th NHL game and earned 150th NHL goal Oct. 22, 2002 at Colorado…PLAYOFFS: Two goals, 16 penalty minutes and team-leading 12 shots in six games.

2001-02: Second on Edmonton with 35 assists and third with 50 points…Third on club with seven power-play goals and tied for second with five game-winning goals…Earned 300th career NHL point March 8, 2002 at Florida…Played in 195 consecutive games from March 28, 1999 to Nov. 16, 2001 before being sidelined with a fractured right ankle…Missed 21 games due to that injury.

2000-01:
Career-high 70 points and 39 assists, both second on Edmonton…Led Edmonton with 31 goals, 11 power-play goals, career-high six game-winning goals and 245 shots…Ranked third on club with 14 power-play assists…Plus-10 rating...Appeared in all 82 regular season games for the second straight season (third time in career)…Career-high eight-game point (6-8=14) streak (March 13 to March 28, 2001)…Career-high six-game assist (8a) streak (March 14 to March 26, 2001)…Recorded two hat tricks (third and fourth of career): Nov. 14, 2000 vs. St. Louis and Jan. 14, 2001 vs. Ottawa…Played in 400th NHL game Jan. 18, 2001 at St. Louis…Earned 100th NHL assist Dec. 3, 2000 vs. San Jose…Earned 200th NHL point Oct. 27, 2000 at Anaheim…PLAYOFFS: Led Edmonton with seven points (3-4=7) and 22 shots in six games…Tied for club lead with three goals.

1999-00:
Led Edmonton with 28 goals and 238 shots, while sharing club lead with 11 power-play goals…Second on club with 54 points, tied for second with four game-winning goals and tied for third with 26 assists…One of two Oilers to play in all 82 games (second time he played all 82 regular season games)…Earned 100th NHL goal March 19, 2000 vs. Calgary, becoming the 13th player in Edmonton history to reach the century mark…Second career hat trick March 13, 2000 at Atlanta…Played in 300th NHL game Dec. 14, 2000 at New York Islanders…PLAYOFFS: One goal (short-handed) in five games…Led Edmonton with 13 shots.

1998-99: Fourth on Edmonton with six power-play goals and 161 shots…Played in 200th NHL game Oct. 17, 1998 at New Jersey...PLAYOFFS: Led Edmonton with three goals and tied for club lead with three points (3-0=3) in three games.

1997-98: Shared Edmonton club lead with 10 power-play goals and 205 shots…Ranked second on club with 20 goals…Earned 100th NHL point April 1, 1998 at Vancouver…PLAYOFFS: Four points (1-3=4) in 12 games, helping the Oilers advance to the Western Conference Semifinals before losing to Dallas.

1996-97: Led Edmonton and set career-highs with 39 goals, 20 power-play goals (tied for first in NHL) and 265 shots…Recorded career-high 76 penalty minutes…Ranked second on club with 61 points and four game-winning goals…His 20 power-play goals tied Edmonton franchise record (Wayne Gretzky had 20 PPG in 1983-84)…One of three Oilers to play in all 82 games (first time he played all 82 regular season games)…Set career-high with five-game goal (5g) streak (April 3 to April 12, 1997)…Recorded career-high 19 penalty minutes Feb. 17, 1997 at Anaheim…First career hat trick Oct. 8, 1996 at Toronto…Played in 100th NHL game Jan. 24, 1997 at Buffalo…PLAYOFFS: 10 points (5-5=10) and 12 penalty minutes in 12 games, helping the Oilers advance to the Western Conference Semifinals before losing to Colorado…Led Edmonton with two game-winning goals and tied for club lead with five goals…Ranked second on club with 48 shots and tied for second with 10 points.

1995-96: Recorded first career NHL goal on power play Nov. 24, 1995 at Calgary (against Trevor Kidd)…Played in nine games for Cape Breton (AHL), recording 11 points (6-5=11) in nine games.

1994-95: Made NHL debut Jan. 22, 1995 at Great Western Forum against Kings…Recalled from Moose Jaw (WHL) by Edmonton Jan. 12, 1995 for start of abbreviated 1994-95 season.

LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Moose Jaw, WHL…Named WHL East Second-Team All-Star in 1994-95…Recorded 224 points (110-114=224) in 188 regular season games with Moose Jaw, including 105 points (50-55=110) in 1993-94.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Edmonton in the first round (6th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft…Traded to the New York Islanders by Edmonton for Ryan O'Marra, Robert Nilsson and the Islanders' first-round selection in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft (Alex Plante) on Feb. 27, 2007…Signed as a free agent by Colorado on July 1, 2007.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY:
Team Captain for Canada at 2010 World Championships (1 GP, 0-0=0) – played in only one game due to injury…Invited to attend Team Canada's Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Orientation Camp in August 2009 – one of two Kings to attend camp (Drew Doughty)…Represented Canada at World Championships seven consecutive seasons (1999-2005), winning gold medals in 2003 and 2004 and silver medal in 2005…Served as Canada's captain at the World Championships six times (2001-2005 and 2010), earning nickname "Captain Canada"…Tied for first on Team Canada with four goals at 2002 World Championships…Led Team Canada with six assists and tied for first with nine points at 2000 World Championships – tied for second in tournament in assists, tied for fourth in points, tied for first with two game-winning goals…Member of Team Canada at 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics, winning gold in 2002…Earned gold medal for Canada at 2004 World Cup of Hockey and at 1995 World Junior Championships…Has appeared in a record total 86 international games for Team Canada (20-24=44, 38 PIM).

PERSONAL: Nickname: Smytty…Off-season home: Blind Bay, British Columbia…Wife: Stacey…Kids: Isabella (7), Elizabeth (5), Alexander (2)…Pets: 11-year-old yellow Labrador (Beaker), 4-year-old German Shepherd (Gundi)…Favorite movie: Rounders…Favorite TV show: Late Show with David Letterman…Favorite actor: Vince Vaughn…Favorite band: Nickleback…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: Edmonton…Favorite book: The Shack…Favorite sport other than hockey: golf…Favorite hockey moment: winning gold medal at 2002 Winter Olympics…Favorite pro athlete: Tiger Woods…Favorite hockey player growing up: Wayne Gretzky…Favorite road arena: Madison Square Garden…Favorite food: chicken parm…Favorite holiday: Christmas…Favorite vacation spot: Bermuda…First job: working at McDonald’s…Wears jersey number because: year graduated high school/year drafted into NHL…Charities: supports Stollery Children’s Hospital (Edmonton), Show Hope, Compassion International…Helps the environment by: recycling…If not a hockey player he would be: professional skier or golfer...Miscellaneous: his brother Kevin was selected by Hartford in the fourth round (79th overall) in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and played 58 games in the NHL (all with the Whalers, 6-8=14).