31 Facts About Ryan Nugent-Hopkins


Ryan Jarromie Noel Nugent-Hopkins was born on April 12,1993 and is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and alternate captain for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins played minor ice hockey for the Burnaby Winter Club in his hometown, while attending Burnaby North Secondary.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins played in the 2005 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with Burnaby, and led his team to a quarter-final berth, and later in the season captured a provincial championship.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was the captain of the Burnaby Winter Club Bruins when he was drafted first overall in the 2008 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft by the Red Deer Rebels.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was named the 2008 BC Minor Hockey Player of the Year, in recognition of his sportsmanship, leadership and hockey skill.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins played in five games, scoring two goals and adding four assists.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was a finalist for the CHL Rookie of the Year Award, but lost to Matt Puempel of the Peterborough Petes.

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McGuire, the Director of the NHL Central Scouting Bureau, said of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, "He's got great skill and a knack for offense, " while Cam Moon, the Rebels' play-by-play announcer, called him the best player the team had ever seen.

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On June 24,2011, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was selected first overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the game-tying goal with less than five minutes remaining against Brent Johnson for the only Oilers tally in regulation.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins blocked two shots and was named the game's third star by sportswriters and broadcasters.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins set a new Oilers record for the earliest career hat trick in fewest career games, breaking Gord Sherven's record from 1984 by a margin of two games.

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On December 1,2011, it was announced that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was November's NHL Rookie of the Month, earning him the honour for the first two months of the year.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was only the second player to accomplish this feat, after Evgeni Malkin in 2007.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was only the fourth 18-year-old player ever to record five points in a single season game.

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On September 19,2013, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins agreed to a seven-year extension with the Oilers worth $42 million with a $6 million per year cap hit.

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Shortly after his return, nearing the end of the 2018 season, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was developed into a left winger, to help with teammate Connor McDavid's line.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins distinguished himself in Game 4 of the series, scoring two goals, including the game-winner, to push the Flames to the brink of elimination.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins finished the postseason with 6 goals and 8 assists in 16 games.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins started his experience with Hockey Canada by representing Team Pacific at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins finished the tournament with one goal and four assists in five games.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had the chance to represent Canada at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament held in Slovakia during the summer.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins served as an alternate captain on the team, and scored the game-winning goal in the gold medal game against the United States.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins finished the tournament as Canada's leading scorer with five goals and two assists in five games.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was selected to play for the WHL team in the 2010 Subway Super Series.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins competed for Canada at the 2012 WHC, where Canada finished in a disappointing fifth place.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins led the tournament in scoring with 15 points in six games, but the team was ultimately unable to medal.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was a member of Team North America for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, playing on a line with Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has one older brother, Adam Nugent-Hopkins and one half brother, Rick Hopkins.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was born in Burnaby, British Columbia and attended Suncrest Elementary School, and Burnaby North Secondary School, where he participated in the school's hockey academy.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins then switched to Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer while playing junior hockey in the Alberta city, which he attended for grades 11 to 12 and graduated from.

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