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Panthers Agree to Long Term Deal with D Mike Van Ryn

Friday, 07.28.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Panthers Agree to Long Term Deal with D Mike Van Ryn

Defenseman Inks Four-Year Contract with Cats

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Mike Keenan announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with D Mike Van Ryn.

Van Ryn, 27, posted career highs last season in games played (80) and assists (29), while also tying a professional best with 37 points. He also placed second on the club averaging 22:35 in ice time and third on the team with a plus-15 rating. During the 2003-04 campaign, Van Ryn become only the third defenseman in Panthers history to score at least 13 goals in a season.

"Mike is a top tier defenseman who we are extremely pleased to have come to terms with on a long-term deal," said Keenan. "He is a fine ambassador of the game for the Panthers both on and off the ice. We look forward to his continued contributions to our team, as well as the South Florida community."

The 6-foot-1, 202-pound defenseman has played in 228 career contests scoring 23 goals with 64 assists and 168 penalty minutes. In two seasons with the Cats, the London, Ontario native has recorded 21 goals and 53 assists with 142 PIM.

Off the ice, Van Ryn was awarded the 2005-06 Sziro Jewelry Community Service Award for his involvement in the South Florida community. He was also the Panthers nominee for the 2006 NHL Foundation Player Award for Community Service and served as a guest coach at the Panthers summer hockey schools this year.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 73 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jagr 71 15 26 -2 41
J. Jokinen 75 8 33 -2 41
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 75 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 66 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 65 14 17 -1 31
B. Campbell 76 3 22 2 25
B. Pirri 43 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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