Ryan McGill

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Ryan McGill
Date of birth February 28, 1969
place of birth Sherwood Park , Alberta , Canada
size 188 cm
Weight 89 kg
position defender
Shot hand Right
NHL Entry Draft 1987 , 2nd round, 29th position
Chicago Blackhawks
Career stations
1985-1986 Lethbridge Broncos
1986-1987 Swift Current Broncos
1987-1989 Medicine Hat Tigers
1989-1991 Indianapolis Ice
1991 Halifax Citadels
1991-1992 Chicago Blackhawks
1992-1995 Philadelphia Flyers
1995 Edmonton Oilers

Ryan Clifford McGill (* 28. February 1969 in Sherwood Park , Alberta ) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and current - trainer , who during his career for the Chicago Blackhawks , Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League on the position of the defender played . Since June 2017 he has been the assistant coach of the Vegas Golden Knights from the NHL.


Ryan McGill began his career in 1985 with the Lethbridge Broncos in the Western Hockey League and was active for the team for a year. Already there he noticed his tough game and had to sit in the penalty box for many minutes. In 74 games he collected 180 penalty minutes. Between 1986 and 1987 he played for the Swift Current Broncos and from 1987 to 1989 for the Medicine Hat Tigers . McGill was selected in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round in 29th position.

He only played for Chicago in 1992 and previously with the Saginaw Hawks , Indianapolis Ice , Halifax Citadels and Hershey Bears . But he only managed nine games for the Chicago Blackhawks and joined the Philadelphia Flyers . There he was in the 1992/93 season with 238 penalty minutes in the NHL one of the toughest players in the league. He finished the NHL 1994/95 with the Edmonton Oilers and had to retire from active sport due to an eye injury.

The Canadian then started his coaching career as an assistant coach from 1996 to 1998 at the Edmonton Ice and was appointed head coach after the dismissal of Dave Siciliano . He continued to work in the same position for the next four years after the team moved to Cranbrook and adopted the name Kootenay Ice . Between 2002 and 2005 he was in charge of the Hartford Wolf Pack and from 2005 to 2007 the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights . Between 2007 and 2009 he was under contract with the Quad City Flames and was unsuccessful there. In June 2009 he took over the position of assistant coach with the Calgary Flames . In April 2011, McGill was released from the Flames.

On July 4, 2012 he was reappointed the head coach of the Kootenay Ice from the Western Hockey League. As of July 28, 2015, McGill was the coach of the Owen Sound Attack from the Ontario Hockey League . In his second year there he was awarded the Matt Leyden Trophy as the best coach of the Ontario Hockey League and a little later with the Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award of the entire Canadian Hockey League .

He was then hired as an assistant coach in June 2017 by the new NHL franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights .

Achievements and Awards

As a trainer

NHL statistics

Seasons Games Gates Assists Points Penalty minutes
Regular season 4th 151 4th 15th 19th 391
Playoffs - - - - - -

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Examiner.com, Flames fire assistant coach Ryan McGill
  2. Kootenay Ice name Ryan McGill Head Coach. In: lethbridgehurricanes.com. July 4, 2012, accessed July 9, 2018 .
  3. ^ Owen Sound Attack hire Ryan McGill, former Memorial Cup-winning coach. July 28, 2015, accessed October 31, 2015 .