Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ryan O'Byrne
Ryan O'Byrne was born July 19, 1984 in Victoria, British Columbia. The third round, 79th overall selection in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, O'Byrne is a graduate of Cornell University.

A physical defenseman, O'Byrne spent three seasons at Cornell University where season by season, he continually improved statically and was used regularly on the power play. He elected to skip his senior season and in the off-season sign a contract with the Montreal Canadiens. The following season, O'Byrne made his professional hockey debut with the AHL affiliate team for the Canadiens in Hamilton. After a full season in the AHL, O'Byrne appeared in 33 regular season games for the Canadiens and 22 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs.

On November 11, 2010, O'Byrne was shipped to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for prospect Michael Bournival.

O'Byrne would spend the next two seasons with the Avalanche, establilshing himself as a solid, stay-at-home defender. His rugged play made him a favourite among teammates and fans.

On April 3, 2013, the NHL traded deadline, O'Byrne was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a draft pick.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2001-02 Victoria Salsa BCHL 52 2 9 11 91
2002-03 Victoria Salsa BCHL 32 3 6 9 94
2002-03 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 9 2 4 6 24
2003-04 Cornell Big Red ECAC 31 0 2 2 71
2004-05 Cornell Big Red ECAC 33 3 7 10 68
2005-06 Cornell Big Red ECAC 28 7 6 13 69
2006-07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 80 0 12 12 129 -7 22 2 5 7 32
2007-08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 33 1 6 7 45 +7 4 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 20 2 6 8 49 +3
2008-09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 37 0 5 5 58 -7 2 0 0 0 2
2008-09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 18 1 5 6 35 +9
2009-10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 55 1 3 4 74 -3 13 0 0 0 10
2010-11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 4 0
2010-11 Colorado Avalanche NHL 64 0 10 10 71 -7
2011-12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 74 1 6 7 57 -5
2012-13 Florida Everblades ECHL 16 2 9 11 10 +3
2012-13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 34 1 3 4 54 -8
2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 8 1 1 2 6 +4 6 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 308 5 34 39 369 25 0 0 0 16


Traded to Colorado by Montreal for Michael Bournival, November 11, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida (ECHL), November 30, 2012. Traded to Toronto by Colorado for a 4th round choice in 2014 Entry Draft, April 3, 2013.