Ryan Stoa(21) Hershey Bears

4th year center Ryan Stoa(21) was originally a Colorado Avalanche 2nd round draft pick in 2005 (#34 overall) and stayed in their system for 3 seasons, first under a 2-year entry level deal and then a one-year extension.

He’s played in 37 NHL games over his first two years scoring 4 goals and 3 assists. He skated the full 2011/2012 season with their affiliate Lake Erie Monsters.

The rugged 6’3″ 200 lbs. forward has played in 177 AHL regular season contests connecting for 55 goals and 54 assists. He leads the young team in overall tallies.

Going into the offseason, the 25-year old faced his first unrestricted free agent status but was quickly scooped by Washington Capitals and signed to a one-year, two-way contract.

Reporting to Hershey Bears, he has struck for 3 goals and an assist in 9 games. He’s a -2 plus/minus and that does seem to be the one hindrance to his play; he’s on the ice for more goals against than he probably should be, although he does seem to eat up a lot of minutes.

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