Michael Ryder
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 03/31/1980
DRAFTED: MTL: 1998-216 overall

Most Goals, Game: 3 (2x), last at TOR on April 7, 2007 (3-1-4)br /> Most Assists, Game: 2 (23x), last at VAN on March 26, 2012 (0-2-2)
Most Points, Game: 4 (2x), last at TOR on April 7, 2007 (3-1-4)br /> Most PIM, Game: 15, at NYI on March 6, 2010
Most Shots, Game: 13, vs. BOS on Nov. 17, 2007

Goal Scoring Streak: 5 games (2x), last Dec. 16-26, 2011 (5-2-7)
Assist Scoring Streak: 4 games, March 19-29, 2009 (0-6-6)br /> Point Scoring Streak: 9 games, Feb. 23-March 10, 2012 (7-4-11)
First NHL Game: at OTT on Oct. 9, 2003
First NHL Goal: at TOR on Oct. 11, 2003

First NHL Point: at TOR on Oct. 11, 2003

Shootout: 6/34 (18%), 3 GDG
Penalty Shots: 1/2, last vs. ATL (O. Pavelic) on April 2, 2011 (Goal)br />

1998: Montreal’s eighth-round selection (216th overall) in the NHL Entry Draft
July 1, 2008: Signed by Boston as a free agent

July 1, 2011: Signed by Dallas as a free agent
Michael Ryder (MY-kuhl RY-duhr) is entering his ninth season in the NHL and his second as a Dallas Star. Before joing the Stars, Ryder spent time with the Montreal Canadiens and was a member of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. Since joining the NHL in 2003-04, Ryder has earned over 30 points in each of his eight seasons, eclipsing the 50-point mark in five of the seasons -- including a 63-point cam- paign his rookie year and a 62-point campaign with the Stars last season. During his rookie season, Ryder led all NHL rookies in goals, assists and points (25-38-63), and finished second to Andrew Raycroft in Calder Trophy voting as the league’s top rookie. Entering the 2012-13 season, Ryder is three points shy of his 200th NHL goal, one point shy of his 200th NHL assist and four points shy of his 400th career NHL point.

  • Favorite non-hockey team: Toronto Blue Jays
  • Lists his favorite home-cooked meal as a Newfoundland dinner (potatoes, dumplings, turkey and gravy)
  • Favorite dessert is chocolate mousse cake
  • Lists the Super Bowl, the World Series and the Masters as three sporting events he’d would like to attend one day
  • Always brings his iPad and iPod on the road when he travels
  • Hobbies include guitar, golf and Xbox