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Ryan Stanton
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Born July 20, 1989 (1989-07-20) (age 29)
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Washington Capitals
Hershey Bears (AHL)
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Ryan Stanton (born on July 20, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Western Hockey League CareerEdit

On March 8, 2006 when he was 16 years old, Ryan made his debut in the Western Hockey League (WHL) against the Brandon Wheat Kings.

From October 30, 2009 to November 14, 2009, Ryan had a streak of six straight games in which he recorded a point for a total of 11 points.

During that streak, Ryan had 3 goals and 8 assists. On December 11, 2009, he recorded four assists to lead his team to an 11-2 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Ryan led all Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman in the 2009-10 season with 40 points: 10 goals and 30 assists.

Professional\NHL CareerEdit

Ryan played for the Rockford Icehogs, a minor league team associated with the Chicago Blackhawks.

On March 6, 2010, Ryan made his debut for the Icehogs on March 6, 2010 against the Houston Aeros with a +1 rating in a 3-1 Rockford victory.

On March 10, 2010, Ryan earned his first American Hockey League career point with an assist against the San Antonio Rampage in a 4-2 loss.

On March 12, 2010, Ryan was signed to the Blackhawks as a free agent with a three year entry level deal after four years of playing for the Warriors.

Ryan's first career professional goal was scored in a 4-3 Icehogs loss on February 23, 2011 against the Chicago Wolves. For the 2010-11 AHL season, he was named the Icehogs Most Improved Player.

Before the 2013-14 NHL season, Ryan was claimed off of waivers by the Vancouver Canucks.

On October 17, 2013, Ryan scored his first NHL goal against Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres.

After establishing himself in the NHL in his two seasons with the Canucks, on July 24, 2015, he signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 2 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 54 0 8 8 75
2007–08 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 58 4 16 20 68 6 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 69 5 29 34 111
2009–10 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 59 10 30 40 81 7 0 6 6 4
2009–10 Rockford Icehogs AHL 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Rockford Icehogs AHL 73 3 14 17 76
2011–12 Rockford Icehogs AHL 76 3 14 17 130
2012–13 Rockford Icehogs AHL 73 3 22 25 126
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Vancouver Canucks NHL 64 1 15 16 32
2014–15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 54 3 8 11 35
NHL totals 119 4 23 27 69
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