Ryan Smyth LW EDM 12 Months
Ryan Smyth passed Wayne Gretzky on the Oilers' all-time power-play goals list.
Smyth scored his 126th power-play goal with Edmonton on Thursday. Of course, Smyth has played much of his 1,252 game NHL career with the Oilers while Gretzky was limited to nine campaigns with the team during their NHL days. That doesn't take away from the fact that Smyth's 126 power-play goals is impressive though and Smyth still seems rather happy with it. "He's got so many records, it's nice to be past him for this one," Smyth said.
Ryan Smyth LW EDM 12 Months
Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist in Edmonton's 3-2 overtime win against New York Islanders Thursday night.
Smyth got the Oilers on the board with a power-play goal at 8:28 of the third period. It was Smyth's 126th power-play goal, tying him for the franchise lead with Glenn Anderson. Smyth has been struggling this season and he has only nine goals with 13 assists in 54 games this season. He also has an awful minus-15 rating. Philip Larsen adn Taylor Hall also scored for the Oilers, while Sam Gagner registered two assists in the win.
Ryan Smyth LW EDM Dec 03 '79
Former NHL all-star Ryan Smith of the Edmonton Oilers turned 38 on Friday and is one of the oldest players in the league, but that isn't preventing him from thinking about his playing future.
"I'm fighting for another contract," Smyth said. "It's just a matter of playing as hard as you can. My body's held up fairly decent. I feel I can be an asset in a lot of ways. The coach has put me in some key situations, power play and penalty kill and I'm trying to relish playing center. Yeah, I feel I still have game."
Ryan Smyth LW EDM Nov 18 '79
Ryan Smyth scored a goal in Edmonton's 2-1 win over the Rangers.
Smyth has eight goals and 20 points in 49 games this season. He'll turn 38 during the Olympic break and it remains to be seen if he'll extend his career beyond the 2013-14 campaign. Smyth's contract will expire this summer, but he's likely to find work in the NHL if he decides that he wants to play for one more season.
Ryan Smyth LW EDM Nov 07 '79
Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist in the Oilers 5-1 win on Sunday.
Smyth centered the fourth line and his goal was on the power play as he tied Wayne Gretzky for second place all-time with 125 power play goals, one behind leader Glenn Anderson. Smyth has seven goals and 18 points this season so we cannot recommend him at this time.
Ryan Smyth LW EDM Oct 08 '79
Ryan Smyth scored twice to lead the Oilers to a 2-0 victory over the Flames Friday night.
Smyth broke his scoring slump with two goals. The veteran winger now has six goals and seven assists in 30 games this season. Boyd Gordon assisted both of Smyth's goals.
Ryan Smyth LW EDM Oct 06 '79
Ryan Smyth hasn't been able to muster much offense since the end of November.
He hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 19 and he has found the back of the net just four times on the year. In his last 13 games, he has contributed just three assists and they all came in one contest against Colorado on Dec. 5. Smyth has produced 11 points and a minus-11 rating in 29 outings and he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar right now.
Ryan Smyth LW EDM Aug 16 '79
Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins is hoping the return of Ryan Smyth from a groin injury will provide the team with a much needed boost.
Edmonton has lost five straight games going into Tuesday's contest. "We need Smytty in the lineup right now," said Eakins of Smyth. "When things are not going great, you look to experience and leadership. The more guys like that we can have in the room, the better. So he will definitely calm the storm and helpfully be able to pick up some of our guys and hopefully give them some confidence." Smyth is projected to play alongside Sam Gagner and Nail Yakupov.
Ryan Smyth LW EDM Aug 15 '79
Ryan Smyth feels ready to return to Edmonton's lineup on Tuesday from his groin injury.
"There's a great deal of possibility," Smyth said about his chances of playing. "We've got a doc on the road and I'm sure he'll assess me and give the okay but I felt really good and confident the last few practices. No nagging, no lingering so that's a positive step." He skated with Sam Gagner and Nail Yakupov at Monday's practice. Coach Dallas Eakins expects Smyth to play.
Ryan Smyth LW EDM Aug 02 '79
Ryan Smyth is dealing with an undisclosed injury.
Smyth has left the Oilers to return to Edmonton, which obviously means that he'll be unavailable for Tuesday's game in Montreal. He has three goals and four points in eight games this season.