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Nicholas Ritchie
North American Skater
Peterborough, OHL
Final Rank:  7 Midterm Rank:  7
Position:  Left Wing Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 2" Weight:  226
Born:  5 December 1995 Hometown:  Orangeville, Ont.
Birthplace:  Orangeville, ON, CAN
Drafted:  ANA (1st Round / 10th Overall)
• Ritchie led Peterborough during the 2013-14 regular-season in goals (39) and points (74), and added 5-5—10 in 11 postseason games helping the Petes to a first-round upset win over the Kingston Frontenacs in seven games.

• He became the third player in Petes’ franchise history to score five goals in a game during his career-high six-point performance on Feb. 7, 2014. He became the first Ontario Hockey League player to score five times in a game since his brother, Brett (selected 44th overall by Dallas in 2011), tallied five times for the Niagara IceDogs on Nov. 4, 2012.

• He recalls winning gold with Team Canada at both the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and 2013 Under-18 World Championship as his most memorable hockey moments. He also won bronze with Team Ontario at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

• His father, Paul, played in the OHL while his mother, Tammy, was a three-sport athlete while attending Brock University (volleyball, softball and basketball).

• Ritchie has won three Canadian box lacrosse championships with Team Ontario and an Ontario title as a bantam call-up on Brett’s midget lacrosse team.

• The Ritchie brothers use a healthy sibling rivalry to keep their competitive streak sharp in the off-season, often competing head-to-head in golf and tennis.

NEWS

FIVE-GOAL GAME SHOWCASE OF RITCHIE’S SKILL, STRENGTH (click here)

RITCHIE POWERS PETERBOROUGH TO GAME 7 WIN (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team:
Washington Capitals
NHL player: Alex Ovechkin
Shootout move: “Forehand, blocker side”
Goal celebration: “Stick and hands in the air”
Video game: NHL 14
Movie: Rocky IV
TV show: The Simpsons
Actor: Jessica Biel
Musician: Jason Aldean
Website: NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Lacrosse
Athlete (non-hockey): Roger Federer


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2011-2012
PETERBOROUGH
OHL
62
16
23
39
60
2012-2013
CAN (2013 IIHF U18 World Championship)
ITLTOUR
4
1
3
4
10
2012-2013
CAN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2012)
ITLTOUR
5
1
1
2
31
2012-2013
PETERBOROUGH
OHL
41
18
17
35
50
2013-2014
PETERBOROUGH
OHL
61
39
35
74
136




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