Ryan Smyth RUMORS & NEWS

  • Oilers' Ryan Smyth makes retirement official

    Edmonton Journal "His teammates expected there wouldn’t be any way Ryan Smyth would be able to keep his emotions in check when he addressed the Edmonton Oilers on Friday morning. The veteran, who has all the scars to show for all his years in front of the opponents’ net, announced that the Oilers last game of..." April 12

  • Ryan Smyth expected to announce retirement on Friday

    Edmonton Journal "This one final time, Ryan Smyth will get to say goodbye to Oilers fans with his dignity intact. Minutes before the Oilers took the ice to play the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night, word began circulating — first from TSN insider Bob McKenzie — that Ryan Smyth was on the cusp of retiring,..." April 11

  • Oilers Ryan Smyth making the most of his shift to the middle of the ice

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Smyth would prefer to play on the wing. But if it means being in the lineup on a regular basis, the Edmonton Oilers forward will happily take a place at centre. For now, and possibly until the end of the season, that’s where Smyth will play. “I’ve been put in this situation last year..." February 28

  • Ryan Smyth has painful connection to Oilers power-play record holder Glenn Anderson

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Smyth has fought a lot of battles in front of the net over the years. So it was fitting the Edmonton Oilers winger would score a milestone goal on a rebound in front, putting him in a second-place tie with Wayne Gretzky for the franchise power-play lead. The power-play marker against..." January 29

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Coach Eakins announces Bryzgalov gets the start again vs. #LAKings. Hemsky also back in, will play with Gordon and Smyth. Joensuu out.

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Hemsky (ribs) will not play vs. Anaheim tonight. Smyth draws back into the #Oilers lineup in his place.

  • Ryan Smyth is back to being a factor in Edmonton Oiler games

    Edmonton Journal "Some guys will never look in the mirror, afraid of what they’ll see, but when Ryan Smyth looked at himself last season it was hard not to see a shell of the player he once was, with just two goals in 47 Edmonton Oilers’ games, and only 13 points. It was not a pretty sight, although as the loud..." November 24

  • Ryan Smyth ready to go

    NHL.com "Ryan Smyth stated that he's ready to play tomorrow against the Florida Panthers if called upon. "There's a great deal of possibility," Smyth said about playing tomorrow. "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..." November 04

  • Oilers lose Ryan Smyth, Eberle questionable for Tuesday's game

    Edmonton Sun "Ebs is questionable and Flow is out for Tuesday in Montreal. The Oilers won’t say what’s ailing Jordan Eberle and Ryan Smyth but Eberle missed practice Monday for the second day in a row while Smyth and his trademark hair are already back in Edmonton. Dallas Eskins who was already down..." October 22

  • Ryan Smyth scratch indicator of Eakins's requirement for all-out effort

    Edmonton Sun "The reason Ryan Smyth watched Monday’s game from the press box is because Dallas Eakins didn’t think it wise to bring up five players from the AHL to replace all the guys he wanted to shelve. The Oilers head coach said there were “four or five” forwards who could have been yanked from the..." October 08

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    Joanne Ireland @jirelandEJ

    Ryan Smyth not in #oilers lineup tonight. Ryan Hamilton draws in for game vs Nj

  • Last season's struggles behind him, Ryan Smyth starts year on Oilers top line

    Edmonton Sun "From labouring on the fourth line to helping anchor the first? It seems odd that a 37-year-old player got better with time but the Ryan Smyth we’re watching in training camp doesn’t look at all like the player who struggled to keep up last year. A lot of people wondered if there would be room..." September 29

  • Ryan Smyth, Ryan Whitney scratched for Oilers game against Dallas

    Edmonton Journal "As a rookie head coach, Ralph Krueger is showing no hesitation when it comes to benching his veterans if the situation dictates. Take Ryan Smyth. Krueger is sitting the Edmonton Oilers winger tonight, making room for centre Chris VandeVelde who will take over as the centre on the fourth line..." February 12

  • Edmonton Oilers Taylor Hall, Ryan Smyth participate in Oil Kings practice

    Edmonton Sun "Most Memorial Cup contenders like to load up on talent in advance of a playoff run, but Monday's additions are not part of the Edmonton Oil Kings master plan. Too bad for them, because Taylor Hall and Ryan Smyth could probably help. Instead, it will have to be the other way around, with the..." October 02

  • Ryan Smyth accepts new deal, new role with Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "When Ryan Smyth returned to the Edmonton Oilers last season, he was intent on staying put. What he needed was a new contract, but contract discussions between the Oilers and their 1994 draft pick have never been expeditious. It wasn't until the free-agent market was about to open that the..." July 02

  • Smyth ready for any Oilers role

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Smyth admits he may have painted himself into a corner when it comes to contract negotiations with the Edmonton Oilers. Admitting he is only interested in playing with the Oilers has eliminated whatever leverage the veteran winger may have had heading into unrestricted free..." April 10

  • Smyth's scoring goes south after hot start

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Olers winger Ryan Smyth, who has a two-year contract offer on the table, admits that he's had a roller-coaster season. He had a phenomenal start, a lull, then a heavy fall points-wise. He was all gassed up and ready to go in October, scoring 12 goals and 24 points in the first 22..." March 14

  • Oil Notes: Smyth to remain an Oiler

    Edmonton Journal "Hold the talk about winger Ryan Smyth moving at the NHL trade deadline. Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini told the veteran winger on Tuesday that there would be no further discussions about a trade. "He told me there were teams that were interested in my services, but that he..." February 16

  • Smyth looking for scoring consistency

    Edmonton Sun "This isn't Ryan Smyth's first rodeo. Despite having a storied career, the Edmonton Oilers winger has gone through his share of slumps in the past and figures it's only a matter of time before he works out of his most recent one. "If you can pinpoint what is going wrong, it would be a lot..." December 21

  • From bubble boy to Captain Canada

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Smyth was the bubble boy. He was on the bubble to make the team as the coaches agonized over the decision past midnight. Back when Don Hay last coached Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championships 17 years ago, the last time the event was held in Alberta, the kid who went on to become..." December 13

  • Oilers veteran stars need to light it up

    Edmonton Sun "There are some nights when instead of a three-star selection, there ought to be something entirely the opposite. Wednesday, after the Edmonton Oilers' most putrid performance of the season, with the crowd in a mood to boo, the three worst players on the ice ought to have been forced to skate..." December 09

  • Emotional return to L.A. for Oilers' Smyth

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Smyth is not accustomed to hostile receptions. There's not much to dislike about the Edmonton Oilers winger, who's an honest, hard-working player that cares for the game of hockey more than anything in the world, with the exception of his family. Ah, there's the rub. It was his..." November 03

  • Oilers oldsters flying

    Edmonton Sun "The Kid Line is getting all the headlines, but the Lid Line of Ryan Jones, Ryan Smyth and Shawn Horcoff — two guys with classic hockey hair and one who gained a little attention for his cap number — has been every bit as important to Edmonton's mind-bending start this season. In the last eight..." November 01

  • Smyth's night all right

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Smyth had his bobblehead doll tucked away in the dressing room waiting to give to his three-year-old son Alexander after the game. "It was his first game here in Edmonton," he said of the little guy, who probably won't recognize the doll as his dad. It doesn't look much like him, either..." October 18

  • Oilers' Smyth delivers on and off the ice

    Edmonton Journal "Ryan Smyth gave Edmonton Oilers fans what they wanted before and during Monday?s NHL game at Rexall Place. After the Oilers handed out 10,000 Smyth bobblehead dolls, the real thing tucked a backhand behind Pekka Rinne after a juicy pass from Shawn Horcoff for the game-winning goal early in the..." October 18

  • Smytty's heart never left Edmonton

    Edmonton Journal "Ryan Smyth went 1,687 days between Edmonton Oilers regular-season games, but he didn't forget what do on a game night. "Yeah, I picked up three pucks and threw them to the fans at the end of warmup. Just like I always did," said Smyth. Smyth left the Oilers on Feb. 27, 2007, with 770 games..." October 12

  • Crash hits Smyth hard

    Toronto Sun "Ryan Smyth left the Kinsmen Twin Arenas with a heavy heart Wednesday afternoon. The Edmonton Oilers winger knew both Karlis Skrastins and Ruslan Salei, who were killed in a plane crash in Russia earlier in the day. The three were former members of the Colorado Avalanche. "It's shocking to..." September 08

  • Oilers' Smyth gets a glimpse of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at development camp

    Edmonton Journal "Ryan Smyth doesn't think his career path will lead to coaching, not after being behind the Red bench Saturday as the junior team blew a three-goal lead in the Hockey Canada summer development camp scrimmage at Rexall Place. But Smyth liked what he saw from possible Edmonton Oilers teammate Ryan..." August 08

  • Oilers No. 94 thrilled to be back home

    Edmonton Journal "The famous mullet has had some alteration since he left the Edmonton Oilers 4- years ago, and his legs may not get him from A to B quite as quickly, but his heart is what sets Ryan Smyth apart from the rank-and-file NHLer. Home is where his heart is, just ask him. The smile couldn't have been..." July 06

  • Smyth anticipates Oilers future

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Smyth and wife Stacey climbed in a cab to go house hunting Monday evening. "The cab driver did a bit of a double take," said the repatriated Edmonton Oiler. "He turned and said, 'Are you serious?'" So, with the house in question, is he looking to buy or to rent? "We're looking to..." July 06

  • Tambellini expects Smyth to lead by example

    Edmonton Journal "One of the items on the off-season to-do list of Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini was to find another transitional player. Now he has a player who can provide some leadership on and off the ice, plus he has acquired that consistent presence in front of the net that has been..." June 27

  • Ultimate Edmonton Oiler happy to be coming home

    Edmonton Journal "Ryan Smyth, the Oilers' ultimate heart-and-soul player, is returning to the city his heart never left. To Edmonton fans, starved of victories while they wait fretfully for the club's young and gifted nucleus to mature, Smyth is the very image of an Oiler: an unassuming, blue-collar player, who..." June 27

  • Smyth repatriated with Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "First and foremost, it's a love story. It always was with Ryan Smyth. "I didn't ever want to leave in the first place," said the repatriated Edmonton Oiler. "I feel like Edmonton is home." Finally it became official Sunday. Captain Canada is coming home. "We wanted to come back to..." June 27

  • Ryan Smyth finds his way home, as Kings finalize deal with Edmonton

    L.A. Daily News "There was no way Ryan Smyth could return to the Kings after asking to be traded. It seemed like there was no way he was going to Edmonton, either, after the teams nixed a proposed deal Friday that would send injured forward Gilbert Brule to the Kings. That changed Sunday when the Kings..." June 27

  • Kings trade Ryan Smyth to Edmonton for Colin Fraser, seventh-round draft pick

    Los Angeles Times "After contentious negotiations, the Kings on Sunday traded Ryan Smyth to Edmonton for center Colin Fraser and a seventh-round pick in the 2012 entry draft, making the deal only after the Oilers removed oft-injured forward Gilbert Brule from consideration. Fraser, a member of the Chicago..." June 27

  • Ryan Smyth remains a King as deal with Edmonton Oilers falls through

    L.A. Daily News "NHL: Proposed trade with Edmonton falls through; L.A., Ducks take goalies with first picks on second day, As the final six rounds of the NHL entry draft sped along Saturday, trade talks between the Kings and Edmonton Oilers dragged. By the time the final pick was announced, Ryan Smyth was still a..." June 26