I know what you’re thinking, “Tyler, I’m not going to trust a player with two first names.” But hear me out on this one.
Ryan had a long path to the NHL. After being undrafted playing junior hockey, Ryan played Canadian college hockey. After that, he went to Austria’s top tier league and then to the Swedish Hockey League before the Hurricanes signed him last summer.
Ryan made his NHL debut at age 29 last season playing six games for Carolina. This season Ryan appeared in 67 games and was one of the Hurricanes best two way forwards as a 30 year old rookie. Ryan is fantastic at faceoffs, which is an area the Rangers can certainly improve on. He won 55% of them this season. He also contributed on the power play and recorded eight of his 29 points with the extra man. Ryan is an unrestricted free agent and sure to be a cheap get.