Malone Represents PA in NHL

Posted on November 5, 2013 by

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3-Mayer-Promotional-2009Ryan Malone was born on 1 December 1979 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is six-foot, four-inches, and 219 pounds. He attended Upper St. Clair High School until his junior year, where he played hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota.

He finally made it to the NHL in 1999. The Penguins drafted him in the fourth round, 115th pick.

For his rookie season, he played a total of eighty-one games for the Penguins in 2004-2005. During the recent lockout, he played in Italy, Switzerland, and Finland.

His first four-point game of his career was against the Flyers on 13 December 2006. On 15 December, he scored his first hat-trick against the NY Islanders.

On 19 February 2007, Malone scored in the first minute of each period, which is a rare occasion for the NHL.

He was named an alternate captain for the rest of the 2007-2008 season. This was in January, so five months after he became captain, he led his team to the Stanley Cup Finals.

In game one of the finals, he was checked and broke his nose. In game five, he was puck-slapped in his cheek but kept playing in the game after he received a few stitches.

Later that June, he was traded to Tampa Bay Lightning for a player and a pick.  Then, later that day, he signed a seven-year deal worth $31.5 million.

Later that January, he was called up for the Olympic team, for which he currently plays.

Ryan’s father played for Pittsburgh and wore jersey number twelve. Ryan also wore number twelve until Simon Gagne took it. Now he wears number six for Tampa Bay. His cousin Brad Malone plays for the Colorado Avalanche.

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