Nick Ritchie

Lucas Main

2017-09-03

 

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Nick Ritchie, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 232

Born: 1995-12-05

Hometown: Orangeville, ON, CAN

Drafted: 2014 by Anaheim Ducks, 10th overall

 

Observations:

September 2017 – Ritchie has put his stamp on the NHL. He finished 8th in the league in hits with 247 in 77 games and finished with another 52 hits in 15 playoff games. He also added 14 goals and 28 points with 149 SOG while playing only 13 minutes a night. Ritchie is susceptible to the dumb penalty here and there, but he will grow out of it as he matures. He has one of the hardest shots on the team, clocking in at 98 MPH so once he gets more PP and 5-on-5 TOI, look for him to become a legitimate threat in fantasy leagues across the board. Lucas Main
 
June 2016 – Nick Ritchie's first season as a professional was eventful. His time in the AHL showed the promise and the upside Ritchie possesses as he matures in the professional ranks. Ritchie had 16 goals and 14 assists and was often the most prominent player on the ice for the San Diego Gulls while playing just over half of the regular season. Ritchie's north/south style and nose for the net opened up the rest of the ice for the Gulls, especially the active San Diego defense. In nine Calder Cup games, Ritchie added eight more points and positively impacted games with smart physical and positional play. Ritchie skated in 33 games for the Ducks, registering two goals and two assists while averaging fewer than 12 minutes in ice time per contest while not looking out of place in the big show. Ritchie's skating is above average for a power forward and displays a nice touch with the puck in addition to his shot. His size and strength are well suited for the rigors of the Pacific Division and will likely be a mainstay in Anaheim for the 2016-17 season. Zachary DeVine

 

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