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2022-23 Player in Review: Ryan Bednard

Goaltender Ryan Bednard suited up in his first season as a Griffin and totaled 1-2-0 mark, a 1.67 goals against average and a 0.946 save percentage. He also played in one game with the Belleville Senators (AHL) and in total showed a 1-2-1 record, a 2.09 GAA and a 0.932 save percentage between the Senators and Griffins. In the ECHL, the 26-year-old posted a 13-9-1 ledger with one shutout in 24 regular-season games between the Wheeling Nailers (4 GP) and the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (20 GP).

Regular Season Stat Line

5 GP, 1-2-0 record, 1.67 GAA, 0.946 save percentage, 0 shutouts with GRG
1 GP, 0-0-1 record, 3.74 GAA, 0.875 save percentage, 0 shutouts with BEL
4 GP, 2-1-0 record, 2.06 GAA, 0.936 save percentage, 0 shutouts with WHL (ECHL)
20 GP, 11-8-1 record, 2.81 GAA, 0.913 save percentage, 1 shutout with GRV (ECHL)

Postseason Stat Line

6 GP, 2-2 record, 2.87 GAA, 0.887 save percentage, 0 shutouts with GRV (ECHL)

Contract Status

Unrestricted Free Agent

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Photo by Nicolas Carrillo/Griffins

By the Numbers

29 – He joined the Griffins on a professional tryout on March 29 and ended his time with Grand Rapids with a career-high 1.67 goals against average through five games.

2 – Made his Griffins debut in a relief role on April 2 at the Rockford IceHogs, collecting 18 saves on 19 shots.

1 – Registered his first win as a Griffin on April 6 at the Manitoba Moose, stopping 29 of 31 shots in a 5-2 victory.

32 – He posted an AHL season-high 32 saves with Grand Rapids on April 10 at the Cleveland Monsters.

4 – He enjoyed a four-game win streak with Greenville in the ECHL from Jan. 25-Feb. 11, making 131 saves on 140 shots (0.936).

50 – Notched a season-best 50 saves with the Swamp Rabbits on Jan. 25 against the Atlanta Gladiators in a 4-3 shootout win.

Photo at top by Nicolas Carrillo/Griffins

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Photo by Nicolas Carrillo/Griffins

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