Ryan Potulny (C)
||Grand Forks, ND
2011-12: Made his BEARS debut on 10/7/11 at Binghamton…Set up the game-winning power-play goal on 10/8/11 at WB/Scranton…Missed 14 games
due to injury (10/14 - 11/19)…Returned to the BEARS lineup on 11/23/11 vs. Providence, and posted one assist and a plus-1 rating…Scored two
power-play goals and was named number two star on 11/25/11 at WB/Scranton…Posted one power-play assist on 12/2/11 at Syracuse…
Tallied three points (2+1), was plus-3, and was named number one star on 12/3/11 vs. Portland…Assisted on the game-winning goal and was plus-2
on 12/4/11 at Bridgeport…Recorded three points (2+1) and was named number two star on 12/9/11 at Connecticut…Scored one goal on 12/10/11 vs. WB/Scranton…Notched two assists and was plus-1 on 12/16/11 at Norfolk…Registered a power-play goal and an assist, was plus-1, and was named number two star on 12/17/11 vs. Bridgeport…Posted one assist on 12/18/11 vs. Norfolk…Recorded one assist and was plus-1 on 12/21/11 vs. Syracuse…Registered one assist and was plus-1 on 12/27/11 at W-B/Scranton…Chipped in three points (1+2) and was named number three star on 12/28/11 vs. W-B/Scranton…Posted one assist on 1/7/12 vs. Adirondack…Picked up one assist on 1/11/12 at Charlotte…Scored two goals and added an assist, and was named number one star on 1/12/12 at Charlotte…Registered two goals for the second consecutive game, was plus-2 and was named number three star on 1/14/12 at Binghamton…Scored two power-play goals and was named number one star on 1/28/12 at Norfolk…Picked up one assist, scored the shootout-winning goal and was named number one star on 2/5/12 vs. WB/Scranton…Tallied three points (2+1), was plus-2 and was named number one star on 2/12/12 vs. WB/Scranton…Scored two power-play goals and was named number one star on 2/18/12 at Manchester…Posted one assist on 2/19/12 at Bridgeport…Registered one goal and one assist, and was plus-2 on 2/23/12 at Lake Erie…Picked up one assist on 2/25/12 vs. Norfolk…Tallied a goal and an assist, was plus-3 and was named number one star on 3/3/12 vs. Binghamton…Scored the game-winning goal in overtime, and was named number one star on 3/4/12 vs. Springfield…Posted one assist on 3/9/12 at St. John's…Scored a power-play goal on 3/10/12 at St. John's…Registered two assists on 3/17/12 vs. Albany…Posted one assist and was plus-1 on 3/18/12 at Albany…Recorded two special teams points (1 PPG, 1 SHA), was plus-1 and was named number one star on 3/21/12 vs. St. John's…Scored the game-winning power play goal and was named number two star on 3/24/12 vs. Charlotte…Scored a power-play goal and shootout goal on 3/25/12 vs. Charlotte…Score a power-play goal in his fourth straight game and added an assist on 3/28/12 at Binghamton…Scored a power-play goal on 3/31/12 vs. St. John's…Posted a hat trick and one assist, was plus-2 and was named the game's number one star on 4/1/12…Was named Reebok/AHL Player of the Week ending April 1, after posting five goals and two assists over three games…Posted one assist on 4/7/12 vs. Syracuse…Scored his 18th power play goal of the year on 4/13/12 at Portland…Tallied a power-play goal in his second straight game on 4/14/12 at Manchester…Led the AHL in power-play goals (19)...Scored the overtime winner in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to help extend the series to five games.
2010-11: Acquired by the Ottawa Senators at the trade deadline, and helped lead the Binghamton Senators to the 2011 Calder Cup Championship…Led all players in scoring during the postseason, scoring 14 goals and assisting on 12 others for 26 points in 23 games played…Played seven games for Ottawa after the trade with the Chicago Blackhawks.
CAREER: Scored the game-winning goal in the fifth overtime of a Calder Cup playoff game for Philadelphia against Albany on April 24, 2008, the longest game in AHL history…Led all NCAA players in scoring while at the University of Minnesota in 2005-06, recording 63 points...A finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award in 2006, Ryan scored 118 points on 68 goals and 50 assists in 100 games with the University of Minnesota from 2003-06. His final season with the Golden Gophers saw him score a career-high 38 goals and 63 points in 41 games as he was named an NCAA West first team All-American and a WCHA first team-all star. Ryan also excelled in the junior ranks as he played two seasons with the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League prior to moving to the collegiate ranks. He was a key member of Lincoln’s 2003 USHL Clark Cup championship team, leading the league in scoring with 35-43-78 in 54 games. He was named the USHL Player of the Year as well as the USHL Top Forward and was named to the USHL’s first all-star team. His brother Grant is tied for the Falcons record for most goals in a game with four.