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Ryan Now #9 In Honor Of Modano

from Curtis Zupke of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

There was symbolism when Bobby Ryan scored his highlight-reel goal in the third period against Dallas on Friday.

Ryan was playing his first game wearing jersey No. 9. The Ducks gave it to him per club tradition for players who have established themselves. Ryan also happened to have worn the number as a kid in homage to his favorite player: Modano.

The 38-year-old future Hall of Famer smiled when told that last tidbit.

“It gives you an idea of how long you’ve been around,” Modano said. “It’s kind of neat to see that he did that.

“He’s going to be a fun kid to watch. It seems like he’s going to have a great career. Great skill, great hands. Obviously, on that second goal he made a great move. It lets you know you’re kind of getting up there.”

read on and watch the highlight goal below…

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  Tags: bobby+ryan, mike+modano

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