NHL Hockey: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 – C – Edmonton
POB: Burnaby, B.C., Canada
Height: 6-1 Weight: 175lbs
NHL Seasons: 0
Drafted by Edmonton in 2011 (1/1)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, a future star in the NHL was born April 12, 1993 to Roger Hopkins and Deb Nugent in Burnaby, British Columbia. He is the younger of two boys both of whom took up the great sport of hockey at an early age. Nugent-Hopkins attended Suncrest Elementary School and Burnaby North Secondary School where he became one of the most famous grads of the school’s hockey academy.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was a star at an early age – perhaps one of the more hyped players to come out of Junior Hockey into the NHL. Nugent-Hopkins has had success in every level of during his short career playing most of his developmental hockey at the Burnaby Winter Club.
He led his team to a quarter-final berth in the annual Quebec Pee-Wee Tournament, and later in the season captured a provincial championship, he led his Bantam team to gold and silver in successive years at the Western Canada Bantam Championships and his midget career was capped off when he was named MVP of the Mac’s AAA midget hockey tournament – one of the most prestigious tournaments for that age group on the planet!
Nugent-Hopkins was named the 2008 BC Minor Hockey Player of the Year, in recognition of his sportsmanship, leadership and hockey skill.
Nugent-Hopkins was drafted by the Red Deer Rebels into the Western Hockey League and would make his debut during the 2008-2009 season as an underage player, playing in five games recording two goals and four assists.
The 2009-2010 season saw Nugent-Hopkins play in 67 games – he had 24 goals and 41 assists and earned WHL Rookie of the Year honors.
June 24, 2011 would be a date that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would never forget – it was the day that he went 1st overall in the NHL draft to the Edmonton Oilers. July 2 of the same year would be the day that he signed his first NHL contract.
Nugent-Hopkins debuted in the Oilers’ first game of the 2011-2012 season scoring his first NHL goal in that game on his way to becoming the game’s third star.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had officially arrived in the NHL – he would go on to become NHL Rookie of the Month in his first two months of the 2011-2012 season!
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