Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ryan Potulny
Ryan Potunly was born September 5, 1984 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The third round, 87th overall selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Potulny is a graduate of the USHL's Lincoln Stars.

An offensively skilled forward, Potulny enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 2003-04 and went on to play three seasons with the Golden Gophers before opting to forego his senior year to sign with the Flyers. In his three seasons at Minnesota, the Grand Forks native registered 118 points (68-50-118).

Immediately following the Golden Gophers elimination from the 2006 NCAA post season, Potulny made his NHL debut with the Flyers.

On June 6, 2008 Potulny was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchage for Danny Syvret.

He would split time between the Oilers and their AHL affiliate during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons before signing with the Chicago Blackhawks on September 9, 2010 as an unrestricted free agent.

Potulny would spend the majority of the 2010-11 season with Blackhawks' AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs before being dealt at the NHL trade deadline. He was shipped to the Ottawa Senators, along with a second round draft pick, in exchange for defenseman Chris Campoli.

In the summer of 2011 Ryan was on the move again. This time as an unrestricted free agent he signed on with the Washington Capitals.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Grand Forks Falcons High-ND
2001-02 Lincoln Stars USHL 60 23 34 57 65 4 0 1 1 2
2002-03 Lincoln Stars USHL 54 35 43 78 18 +32 10 6 11 17 8
2003-04 University of Minnesota WCHA 15 6 8 14 10
2004-05 University of Minnesota WCHA 44 24 17 41 20
2005-06 University of Minnesota WCHA 41 38 25 63 31
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 1 1 0 +1
2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 35 7 5 12 22 +1
2006-07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 30 12 14 26 34 +1
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 7 0 1 1 4 0
2007-08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 58 21 26 47 51 -16 12 3 5 8 10
2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 8 0 3 3 0 +2
2008-09 Springfield Falcons AHL 70 38 24 62 48 -11
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 64 15 17 32 28 -21
2009-10 Springfield Falcons AHL 14 3 5 8 8 -3
2009-10 United States WC-A 6 2 2 4 0 -1
2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
2010-11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 58 18 23 41 30 0
2010-11 Ottawa Senators NHL 7 0 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Binghamton Senators AHL 13 3 5 8 4 -1 23 14 12 26 12
2011-12 Hershey Bears AHL 61 33 32 65 32 0 5 2 2 4 0
2012-13 Hershey Bears AHL 66 19 22 41 30 -2 5 0 2 2 2
NHL Totals 126 22 27 49 54


USHL First All-Star Team (2003)
USHL Player of the Year (2003) WCHA First All-Star Team (2006) NCAA West First All-American Team (2006)
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to knee injury vs. North Dakota (WCHA), November 7, 2003. Traded to Edmonton by Philadelphia for Danny Syvret, June 6, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 9, 2010. Traded to Ottawa by Chicago with Chicago's 2nd round choice (later traded to Detroit - Detroit selected Xavier Ouellet) in 2011 Entry Draft for Chris Campoli and future considerations, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), May 30, 2013.