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Former NHLer charged with impaired driving

Published April 25, 2022 at 1:51 PM

Michael Ryder last played in the NHL for the New Jersey Devils in 2014-2015. Ryder played for four different teams in his 806 game NHL career. Ryder had a successful career with 484 points and was a member of the Boston Bruins who captured the 2011 Stanley Cup.

On Friday the former NHLer was called to a New Brunswick courtroom to address two counts of impaired driving stemming from a February arrest. Court documents indicate the following:

Ryder, a Bonavista native, is charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit in Mount Pearl on Feb. 12. Prosecutor Mike Murray indicated the Crown is proceeding summarily, meaning it has chosen the less serious prosecution route based on the details of the case.

At this time the case has been adjourned to a later date.

Michael Ryder retired as the most successful Newfoundlander to ever play in the NHL. He was only the second Newfoundland born player to have won a Stanley Cup.
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