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Ryan McDonagh
Ryan McDonagh
Defenseman  - NYR
(muhk-DUHN-uh)
Number: 27
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 213
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 13, 1989  (Age 25)
Birthplace: St. Paul, MN, United States
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
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Acquired: Traded by Montreal with Christopher Higgins and Pavel Valentenko to N.Y. Rangers in exchange for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto on June 30, 2009.
Drafted: MTL / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (12th overall)

2013-14 Notes:

Named Team MVP and received the Players’ Player Award; became the first Ranger to win both awards in the same season since Brian Leetch in 2002-03

- Established career-highs in goals (14), assists (29), points (43), SHG (three), SHP (four), and GWG (four)

- Led the Rangers in average ice time (24:49), ranked second in blocked shots (131), and tied for third in GWG

- Established playoff career-highs in games played (25), goals (four), assists (13), and points (17)

- Tied for first among all NHL defensemen in assists and ranked second in points

- Tied for fourth in franchise history in assists during one playoff year and ranked third in franchise history for points by a defenseman in one playoff year

- Led all skaters with eight assists and 10 points in the Eastern Conference Finals against MTL; became the first defenseman in franchise history to register eight assists, and the second defenseman in franchise history to tally at least 10 points, in one playoff series



WCHA All-Rookie Team (2008) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2010) Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal with Chris Higgins and Pavel Valentenko for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto, June 30, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Astana (KHL), October 9, 2012.