Originally written on Stars of Big D  |  Last updated 10/22/14

MONTREAL- SEPTEMBER 24: Michael Ryder #73 of the Boston Bruins skates during the NHL preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens on September 24, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Bruins defeated the Canadiens 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Michael Ryder 2011-2012 Season GP Goals Assists Points +/- Shots on Goal PP Goals PP Assists TOI/G PIM Michael Ryder 82 35* 27 62 +17 211 7 3 17:23* 46 *denotes career highs Michael Ryder was easily one of the biggest surprises of the season for the Dallas Stars. Coming from a deep Stanley Cup winning roster with the Boston Bruins, Ryder was a bit of an unknown when he was signed on as a free agent. As a 14-15 minute per game player with Boston, Ryder was a decidely average player and put up some of the worst numbers of his career. His impact on the team was uncertain coming into the season but the 32-year-old proved to be one of the best signings for any team this season and had one of the best years of his career.  Ryder was one of only three players on the team (Loui Eriksson and Vernon Fiddler are the other two) to play all 82 games this season. He used that health to tally a career high 35 goals, 27 assists while playing the most minutes...
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