Profile on Ducks First Round Draft Pick Nick Ritchie

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Profile on Ducks First Round Draft Pick Nick Ritchie
An inside look at LW Nick Ritchie, selected by the Ducks with the 10th overall pick of the NHL Draft

Nick Ritchie

North American Skater - Peterborough, OHL
Final Rank: 7 Midterm Rank: 7
Position: Left Wing Shoots: Left
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 226
Born: December 5, 1995 Hometown: Orangeville, Ont.
Born in: Orangeville, ON, CAN
• Ritchie led Peterborough during the 2013-14 regular-season in goals (39) and points (74), and added 5-5—10 in 11 postseason games helping the Petes to a first-round upset win over the Kingston Frontenacs in seven games.

• He became the third player in Petes’ franchise history to score five goals in a game during his career-high six-point performance on Feb. 7, 2014. He became the first Ontario Hockey League player to score five times in a game since his brother, Brett (selected 44th overall by Dallas in 2011), tallied five times for the Niagara IceDogs on Nov. 4, 2012.

• He recalls winning gold with Team Canada at both the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and 2013 Under-18 World Championship as his most memorable hockey moments. He also won bronze with Team Ontario at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

• His father, Paul, played in the OHL while his mother, Tammy, was a three-sport athlete while attending Brock University (volleyball, softball and basketball).

• Ritchie has won three Canadian box lacrosse championships with Team Ontario and an Ontario title as a bantam call-up on Brett’s midget lacrosse team.

• The Ritchie brothers use a healthy sibling rivalry to keep their competitive streak sharp in the off-season, often competing head-to-head in golf and tennis.

NEWS
FIVE-GOAL GAME SHOWCASE OF RITCHIE’S SKILL, STRENGTH (click here)
RITCHIE POWERS PETERBOROUGH TO GAME 7 WIN (click here)

FAVORITES
NHL team:
Washington Capitals
NHL player: Alex Ovechkin
Shootout move: “Forehand, blocker side”
Goal celebration: “Stick and hands in the air”
Video game: NHL 14
Movie: Rocky IV
TV show: The Simpsons
Actor: Jessica Biel
Musician: Jason Aldean
Website: NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Lacrosse
Athlete (non-hockey): Roger Federer

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 75 24 44 13 68
C. Perry 63 32 20 15 52
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
S. Vatanen 63 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 77 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 69 9 25 -4 34
J. Wisniewski 66 8 26 -14 34
C. Fowler 76 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 74 7 26 23 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 13 7 0 .916 2.58

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