The Edmonton Oilers’ Derek Ryan (10) celebrates his goal with teammate William Lagesson (84) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022.

Karl B DeBlaker, Associated Press

By his own admission, Derek Ryan’s contributions to the Edmonton Oilers during its Stanley Cup playoff series with the Los Angeles Kings have not been “flashy.”

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound center/right wing has appeared in five of the six games, recorded one assist, one point and spent two minutes in the penalty box. Nevertheless, he’s found other ways to help the Oilers.

“Playoff time calls for contributions of all kinds and from everyone,” Ryan told the Deseret News. “My game isn’t the flashy kind that ends up on the scoresheet all of the time, but I think that my work ethic, defensive play, face-offs and penalty killing are a few of the ways that I contribute to the team’s success.”

Ryan, a native of Spokane, Washington, is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Saints.


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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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