Mike Van Ryn

#26D,
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 198
Born:
Birth Place: London, Ontario
Draft: 1998 1st round (26th pick) by the
Shoots: R
  • ‘We don’t like them’: Buffalo Sabres star Jack Eichel fans flames of budding rivalry with Toronto Maple Leafs
    National Post

    ‘We don’t like them’: Buffalo Sabres star Jack Eichel fans flames of budding rivalry with Toronto Maple Leafs

    NEW YORK — When Jack Eichel looks at Auston Matthews, he sees something most of us don’t. To the piercing eyes of the rest of the hockey world, the Toronto Maple Leafs star is a modest, soft-spoken kid who would much rather talk about his team than himself. As the face of the Buffalo Sabres franchise, Eichel sees through that image. To him, Matthews is a fierce, take-no-prisoners competitor who oozes self-worth — and is willing to crush anyone and anything in his way in order to prove it. “I think Auston has a bit of a confidence and a swagger to him,” Eichel told Postmedia in a candid interview. “He’s got a bit of that ‘(bleep) you!’ mentality in him. And that’s a good thing. He doesn’t think

  • The Connor Brown question: Toronto Maple Leafs might put a 20-goal scorer on their fourth line
    National Post

    The Connor Brown question: Toronto Maple Leafs might put a 20-goal scorer on their fourth line

    TORONTO — Sporting a nifty 20-goal season on his resume, Connor Brown could be rewarded with fourth-line duty on the 2017-18 Maple Leafs. That possibility isn’t keeping Brown awake at night as the dog days of training camp firmly settle in. “I don’t think I will find a permanent spot (on any line),” Brown said following practice Thursday at the MasterCard Centre. “I think I’ll be moving around, much like last year, which I’m fine with. That’s what I see. “As soon as you start looking at things from afar, and saying I should be playing here or there, that’s when you are worrying about things out of your control. I am just trying to play as well as I can and focus on winning hockey games. Everything

  • NHL roundup: Maple Leafs shut out Sabres for first win of preseason
    The Globe and Mail

    NHL roundup: Maple Leafs shut out Sabres for first win of preseason

    Morgan Rielly scored his first goal of the preseason 3:23 into the second period to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Leo Komarov and William Nylander added empty-netters in the final minute to seal Toronto's win. Curtis McElhinney stopped 14 shots through the first two periods and Garret Sparks had four saves in the third to complete the shutout. Linus Ullmark stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced for Buffalo. Toronto was 1 for 9 on the power play in the penalty-filled game, and Buffalo went 0 for 4. BLUES 4, CAPITALS 0 In Washington, Ville Husso stopped all 27 shots he faced and Robert Thomas scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-0 win over the Capitals.