Brett Ritchie - Josh Rasmussen/Texas Stars

Brett Ritchie, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-3

Weight: 209

Born: 1992-07-01

Hometown: Orangeville, Ont.

Drafted: 2011 by Dallas Stars, 44th Overall

 

 

 

Observations:

 

November 2013 - Ritchie has skated in all 14 games for the Texas Stars (AHL) this season. After recording just one point in the first five contests, he now ranks tied for second on the team in assists (8) and fourth in total points (11). He's scored at least one point in seven out of his last nine games this season and currently rides a three game point streak dating back to Nov. 2. Clayton Bailey

 

April 2013 - After wrapping up a very productive season with the Ice Dogs where he had 76 points in 53 games and a stellar plus-35, Ritchie has joined the Texas Stars. In five regular season games he had four points. He also notched the game winning goal in overtime of the Stars first round Calder Cup playoff game against the Milwaukee Admirals. Rex Doty

 

March 2013 - Brett Ritchie of the Ice Dogs was named OHL Player of the Week (ending March 3, 2013) for the second time this season after posting five goals and eight points in three weekly games. Ritchie continues to show tremendous chemistry with Ryan Strome this season as the duo teamed up for 15 points in the three weekly games. Brendan Ross

 

February 2013 – He only lasted three days in Dallas’ camp before they felt it was best he continued in Niagara of the OHL. Ritchie and Strome combine for the OHL’s most dominating and lethal duo this season with 60 goals between them in 41 games. Jason Banks

 

December 2012 - Ritchie was named to the final squad that will represent Canada at the WJC. He is expected to play on the second line. Rich Dillon

 

December 2012 - Brett Ritchie was one of 21 forwards invited to take part in Canada's National Junior Selection camp for the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. Ritchie enters camp as one of the Canadian Hockey League's hottest snipers over the past few weeks. Brendan Ross

 

October 2012 - Stars forward prospect Brett Ritchie is off to a strong start in his fourth OHL campaign as he clips along at a point-per-game pace through his first 16 games. The big winger has formed good chemisty with Islanders' prospect Ryan Strome and is showin more signs of consistency as his game matures. He remains a wild card prospect for fantasy leagues but could be worth a flyer in deeper keeper leagues. Brendan Ross


October 2012 – Brett Ritchie was named to the 2012 Subway Super Series Team OHL Roster slated to compete in a six-game series versus the Russian National Junior Team in November. Brendan Ross


July 2012 – Signed his three year entry level contract. He will be returning to junior this season, where he needs to dominate games with his size, and be ready to turn pro next season. His pro transition will likely be smooth as he has the body of a man, but his offensive game will take a few seasons. Jason Banks

 

January 2012 – Blessed with great size, Brett Ritchie excels in the puck protection game when using his size along the boards.  Unfortunately, Ritchie has suffered several injuries in his young career and has struggled to consistently use his size game in and game out.  As a power forward, Brett Ritchie has time to develop into a solid top six player for the Dallas Stars and if he learns to engage himself physically on a more consistent basis then he has the tools (good speed, great shot and a mean streak) to become a valuable roto-player especially since he has shown a willingness to drop the mitts. Brendan Ross

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

 

As a power forward, Brett Ritchie’s arrival time is still a couple of years away but with good offensive skills and potential to contribute in penalty minutes he is worth a late round pick in deep keeper leagues.

 

Footage:

 

Brett Ritchie Pre-Draft Video

 

 

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