Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ryan Malone
Ryan Malone was born December 1, 1979 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The fourth round, 115th overall selection of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Malone is a graduate of St. Cloud State University.

Prior to attending St. Cloud State, Malone played high school hockey locally at Upper St. Clair High School and then went on to play at Shattuck St. Marys in Minnesota and finally Omaha of the USHL. In his four years at St. Cloud State, Malone recorded 140 points (56-84-140) before joining the AHLs Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins following his Senior year in 2002-03.

In 2003-04, the Pittsburgh, PA native made his NHL debut and was the teams most impressive and consistent player throughout the year. Named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team, Malone finished the season with 43 points (22-21-43), good enough for third on the Penguins and fourth among league freshmen. Following the Penguins season, Malone was named to the United States 2004 World Championship team, and was instrumental in leading the U.S. to a bronze medal.

Malone didn't appear with the Pens again until the 2005-06 season, spending his time during the 2004-05 lockout competing in Finland, Italy and Switzerland. In the 2006-07 season, Malone combined with Sidney Crosby and Mark Recci and saw action in 64 games with the Penguins. A season later, the upstart Penguins battled through the regular season and the first three rounds of the NHL playoffs to earn a spot in the 2008 Stanley Cup Final. However, Malone's grit and determination wasn't enough to grant his hometown Pens their third Stanley Cup.

On June 28, 2008 Malone and Gary Robers were acquired by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

With Tampa Bay Malone continued to combine offensive production and physical presence. In his first year in Florida he scored 26 times and racked up almost 100 penalty minutes.

In February of 2010, Malone was part of the US Olympic team that brought home the silver medal in a thrilling overtime final at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Shattuck-St. Mary's High-MN 50 41 44 85 69
1998-99 Omaha Lancers USHL 51 14 22 36 81 12 2 4 6 23
1999-00 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 38 9 21 30 68
2000-01 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 36 7 18 25 52
2001-02 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 41 24 25 49 76
2002-03 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 27 16 20 36 85
2002-03 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 3 0 1 1 2 -1
2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 22 21 43 64 -23
2003-04 United States WC-A 9 3 0 3 2 0
2004-05 Blues Espoo Finland 9 2 1 3 36
2004-05 SV Renon Italy 10 6 2 8 20 6 4 4 8 36
2004-05 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 1 0 0 0 2
2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 77 22 22 44 63 -22
2005-06 United States WC-A 7 2 2 4 12 -1
2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 64 16 15 31 71 +4 5 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 77 27 24 51 103 +14 20 6 10 16 25
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 70 26 19 45 98 +4
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 69 21 26 47 68 -8
2009-10 United States Olympics 6 3 2 5 6 +2
2010-11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 54 14 24 38 51 -3 18 3 3 6 24
2011-12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 68 20 28 48 82 -11
2012-13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 24 6 2 8 22 -3
2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 57 5 10 15 67 -7
2014-15 New York Rangers NHL 6 0 0 0 4 -4
2014-15 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 24 4 6 10 29 0
NHL Totals 647 179 191 370 693 43 9 13 22 49


NHL All-Rookie Team (2004) Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), September 29, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Renon (Italy), January 3, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), February 25, 2005. Traded to Tampa Bay by Pittsburgh with Gary Roberts for Tampa Bay's 3rd round pick (Ben Hanowski) in 2009 NHL Draft, June 28, 2008. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to lower-body and shoulder injuries. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September 11, 2014.
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