Draft Prospect - 2009
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Ryan Button
North American Skater
Prince Albert, WHL
Final Rank:  23 Midterm Rank:  36
Position:  Defenseman Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 0" Weight:  185
Born:  March 26, 1991    
Birthplace:  Edmonton, AB, CAN
Drafted:  BOS (3rd Round / 86th Overall)
• Button had a breakout season in 2008-09, ranking first among Prince Albert’s defensemen with 32 assists (5-32-37) in 70 games. He started last season playing Midget hockey in Edmonton before joining the Raiders, recording eight assists (0-8-8) in 58 games as a rookie.

• He comes by his athletic ability honestly as his dad, Kevin, has competed in several triathlons and finished an Ironman in 1998. His cousin, Jennifer Button, was a member of the Canadian National Swim Team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

• After learning to skate before he was three years old, his first hockey team was the Westridge Bears. Growing up in Edmonton, his minor hockey was split between Westridge, Whitemud West and the Canadian Athletic Club.

• Button credits his dad for having the most influence on his career - “he coached me throughout my entire minor hockey years and is always willing to find time to help me get better.”

• Pavel Bure was his childhood hockey idol because of his speed and skill and if he could have dinner with any three people he would choose: his ‘favorite player’ Scott Niedermayer, the ‘successful businessman’ Donald Trump and the ‘determined’ Tiger Woods.

NEWS ARTICLES

RIGHT ON THE BUTTON

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Edmonton Oilers
NHL Player: Scott Niedermayer
Shootout move: “Spin-O-Rama”
Goal celebration: Jumping into the boards
Video Game: NHL ‘09
Movie: Superbad
Reality Show: The Apprentice
Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie
Cartoon: Family Guy
Website: NHL.com
Book: Night by Elie Wiesel
Pump-up song: “Kick Start My Heart” by Motley Crue
Restaurant: Moxies
Sport (other than hockey): Football
Place to visit: Dominican Republic
Snack: Apples
Superhero: Spider Man

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2007-2008
PRINCE ALBERT MIDS
SMAAAHL
58
0
8
8
30
2007-2008
PRINCE ALBERT MINTOS
SMAAAHL
58
0
8
8
30
2008-2009
PRINCE ALBERT
WHL
70
5
32
37
43




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 13 5 10 2 15
J. Spezza 13 5 8 0 13
C. Eakin 13 1 7 -4 8
A. Goligoski 13 4 3 -6 7
P. Sharp 13 4 2 -4 6
P. Eaves 9 3 3 3 6
R. Faksa 13 3 2 2 5
M. Janmark 12 2 3 -3 5
C. Sceviour 11 2 3 1 5
J. Klingberg 13 1 3 -5 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 6 3 0 .899 2.81
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .865 3.29
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