Nick Ritchie with the Calgary Flames during a game.
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BREAKING: Former Calgary Flames Player Gets Kicked Out of His New Team

Published January 23, 2024 at 3:06 PM

In an official statement, we learned that a former top-10 draft pick jut got kicked out of his team.

Ritchie Gets Kicked Out From New Team After Leaving the NHL


The former NHLer Nick Ritchie got officially kicked out of his team.

Mikko Myllykoski, the sports director of the Karpat in the SM-Liiga, explained the decision by saying Ritchie failed to rise to what was expected from him.

"Kärpät cannot offer Ritchie a big enough role in the team for the rest of the season, so he is free to look for a place to play elsewhere. When he came up, we knew he was a high risk/high reward style card that we thought was worth a look. However, he was not able to rise to the role that we would have needed him to play."

Ritchie joined the Karpat this season after spending the last eight years in the NHL. He played 481 games for the Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Arizona Coyotes and Calgary Flames. During that time he tallied 84 goals, 102 assists, 483 penalty minutes and a -7 goal differential.

More to come.

January 23   |   34 answers
BREAKING: Former Calgary Flames Player Gets Kicked Out of His New Team

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