Ryan O’Marra (#22 in photo for Stockton) was the subject of a discussion today between Jason Gregor and the Oilers Kevin Prendergast.
Prendgergast suggested that O’Marra had endured a tough season one year ago because of injury but was coming along well on the checking line in Springfield and killing penalties to boot.
I found it an interesting contrast to what the math is telling us about Ryan O’Marra.
This season, in 12 games, he has zero goals and 2 assists and is -1. Further, one of those assists took place on the powerplay, meaning that in a dozen AHL games Ryan O’Marra has one even strength assist.
One year ago O’Marra’s AHL numbers (31gp, 2-7-9) were seen as being a huge disappointment. I think his career tailspin can be traced back to September 16, 2006 when he broke his ankle, and then much later in that season (I believe late April) a knee injury ended his year. Since then, he’s been a marginal AHL player. He’s been quality in the ECHL but based on draft pedigree should never have seen Stockton.
Kevin Prendergast says he’s coming along, the math says he’s running on the spot. We’ll see.