Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ryan Bayda
Ryan Bayda was born December 9, 1980 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The second choice, 80th overall selection of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Bayda is a graduate of the WCHA's North Dakota Fighting Sioux.

An offensively gifted player, Bayda spent three seasons at North Dakota amassing 61 goals and 146 points, and capturing an NCAA Championship in 2000 before making his professional debut with the AHL's Lowell Lock Monsters following his final year at North Dakota.

In his first full season as a professional Bayda spent the better part of the year with Lowell, amassing 43 points (11-32-43) in 53 games while seeing action in 25 games with the parent club in Carolina. After getting a taste of the NHL in 2002-03, Bayda continued to hone his skills in the AHL in 2003-04 while seeing increased ice time in Carolina. During the lockout of 2004-05 Bayda returned to Lowell for a complete season where he suited up for all 80 games registering a total of 40 points. The following season saw the left winger compete in yet another AHL season with the Manitoba Moose of the AHL before he was re-signed by the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent on August 4th, 2006.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Saskatoon Flyers SMHL 60 85 74 159 85
1996-97 Saskatoon Contacts SMHL 44 22 23 45 18
1997-98 Saskatoon Contacts SMHL 41 29 49 78 103
1998-99 Vernon Vipers BCHL 45 24 58 82 15
1999-00 University of North Dakota WCHA 44 17 23 40 30
2000-01 University of North Dakota WCHA 46 25 34 59 48
2001-02 University of North Dakota WCHA 37 19 28 47 52
2001-02 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 3 1 1 2 0 +3 5 3 0 3 0
2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 25 4 10 14 16 -5
2002-03 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 53 11 32 43 32 -9
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 44 3 3 6 22 -14
2003-04 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 34 7 15 22 28 -1
2004-05 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 80 13 27 40 91 -7 9 3 3 6 4
2005-06 Manitoba Moose AHL 59 13 25 38 52 +6 13 1 6 7 27
2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 9 1 1 2 2 -1
2006-07 Albany River Rats AHL 55 29 25 54 66 +4 5 3 2 5 4
2007-08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 31 3 3 6 28 -2
2007-08 Albany River Rats AHL 21 7 10 17 6 +3
2008-09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 70 5 7 12 26 +2 15 2 2 4 18
2009-10 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 21 8 3 11 14 -2
2010-11 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 52 17 24 41 70 2 0 1 1 0
2011-12 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 15 1 1 2 6
2012-13 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 50 9 22 31 36 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 179 16 24 40 94 15 2 2 4 18


BCHL Rookie of the Year (1999) - WCHA All-Rookie Team (2000)
WCHA Second All-Star Team (2001, 2002)
Missed majority of 2009-10 due to knee injury at Hershey, November 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Nurnberg (Germany), July 18, 2010. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to lower leg injury.