Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ryan Craig
Ryan Craig was born January 6, 1982 in Abbotsford, B.C. The eighth round, 255th overall selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Craig is a graduate of the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings.

An offensively gifted forward, Craig played five full seasons in Brandon registering 268 points (137-131-268) capturing numerous honours including; CHL Humanitarian of the Year (2003) and WHL East First All-Star Team. Following an impressive junior career, Craig made his professional debut during the 2003-04 season, splitting his time between the AHLs Hershey Bears and the ECHL's Pensacola Ice Pilots.

In 2004-05, Craig joined the AHL's Springfield Falcons and went on to register 41 points on the strength of 27 goals before going on to make his NHL debut with Tampa Bay during the 2005-06 season.

On July 2, 2010, as an ubnrestricted free agent, Craig signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Abbotsford Mercurys Minor-BC 80 118 120 238 110
1997-98 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1
1998-99 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 54 11 12 23 46 -3 5 0 0 0 4
1999-00 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 65 17 19 36 40 -9
2000-01 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 70 38 33 71 49 +7 6 3 0 3 7
2001-02 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 52 29 35 64 52 +19 19 11 10 21 13
2002-03 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 60 42 32 74 69 +22 17 5 8 13 29
2003-04 Hershey Bears AHL 61 4 8 12 24 +1
2003-04 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 5 3 5 8 0 +4 2 0 1 1 0
2004-05 Springfield Falcons AHL 80 27 14 41 50 -21
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 48 15 13 28 6 -4 5 0 0 0 10
2005-06 Springfield Falcons AHL 28 12 10 22 14 -3
2006-07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 72 14 13 27 55 -11 6 0 0 0 12
2007-08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 7 1 1 2 0 -1
2007-08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 2 1 2 3 2 -1
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 54 2 4 6 60 -7
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 3 0 0 0 5 0
2009-10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 73 23 22 45 64 +6
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 6 0 0 0 22 -3
2010-11 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 71 19 29 48 84 +6 12 3 4 7 12
2011-12 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 68 11 19 30 70 -8 12 1 3 4 2
2012-13 Springfield Falcons AHL 75 20 27 47 71 0 8 2 2 4 7
2013-14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -3
2013-14 Springfield Falcons AHL 55 18 15 33 52 -5 5 4 1 5 4
2014-15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Springfield Falcons AHL 67 17 20 37 60 +3
2015-16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 60 9 11 20 38 +1 17 3 10 13 8
2016-17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 71 11 11 22 25 -6
NHL Totals 198 32 31 63 148 11 0 0 0 22


WHL East First All-Star Team (2003)
Canadian Major Junior Humanitarian Player of the Year (2003)
Missed majority of 2007-08 due to recurring back and knee injuries. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Springfield (AHL), July 19, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 6, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Lake Erie (AHL), June 29, 2015. Officially announced his retirement, June 9, 2017.
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