Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Van Ryn
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MikeVan Ryn
POSITION: Defenceman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 213
BIRTHDATE: 14/05/1979
BIRTHPLACE: London, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: NJD: 1998-26 overall
OHA-B First All-Star Team (1997) Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, June 30, 2000. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to shoulder injury vs. Phoenix, October 5, 2000. Traded to Florida by St. Louis for Valeri Bure and Florida's 5th round choice (Nikita Nikitin) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 11, 2003. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to off-season wrist surgery and recurring complications. Traded to Toronto by Florida for Bryan McCabe and Toronto's 4th round choice (Sam Brittain) in 2010 Entry Draft, September 2, 2008. Missed majority of 2008-09 season and entire 2009-10 due to various injuries. Officially announced his retirement, July 26, 2010.