Note: Ryan McDonagh With Another Assist In The KHL

Ryan McDonagh added his third assist in three games since joining Barys of the KHL.

His team won 5-1 today over Ruslan Fedotenko and Donbass.

McDonagh played 20 minutes with a period breakdown of 6:51, 6:40 and 6:29.

Victor Hedman led the team with 24:07 of ice time.

McDonagh is number 54

Watch: Ryan McDonagh In Russia Highlights

Stats: Ryan McDonagh Is An Ice Time Machine In Russia

Ryan McDonagh played his second game in the KHL today and his team won 5-0.

McDonagh picked up two primary assists, one to Nik Antropov at even strength and one to Dustin Boyd on the PP in the win.

McDonagh led Barys in ice time with 23:45 and a period by period breakdown of 8:39, 8:06 and 7:00.

Through two games McDonagh is averaging 23:21. Former Whale captain Andrew Hutchinson averages 21:49 for Barys.

Four KHL defensemen average over 25 minutes per game. Alexander Radulov averages close to 24 minutes a game.

Note: Ryan McDonagh Needed A Map To Find Kazakhstan

In an interview with, via BTB, Ryan McDonagh explained how he is adjusting to his new life in the KHL and in Kazakhstan.

He said, “until now, I still can not get used to the change of environment. When I was invited to play for the “Barys”, I could not figure out where is Kazakhstan. I had to take a map and look for it there.’

McDonagh has played 14:47 through two periods today for Barys. He is the leader in ice time through two periods.  They are up 5-0

10:34AM:Barys won 5-1 and McDonagh played 22:58


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He is pictured with Nik Antropov and Victor Hedman

McDonagh was asked if he was just using this trip to the KHL to stay in shape and responded, “I’m a gambling man, and I love the game, so I will try to win every game, that was a result!”

Picture: Ryan McDonagh In His Barys (KHL) Jersey

Read: The KHL Was The Best Option For Ryan McDonagh Right Now

On Tuesday, Ryan McDonagh became the first Ranger to sign in the KHL and third Ranger overall to sign a deal to play in Europe.

McDonagh said that he wanted to play and be in shape for when the Rangers season resumes.

He told Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants that with the situation at hand, this was the best move for him.

“The situation here is we had a solid group in the beginning but one guy goes to play, a couple of guys go home who don’t have places here to stay. The numbers dwindle. Obviously when I go to the rink, I go hard but I don’t know if I’m improving as this dragged along here. I felt like the opportunity was there for me to go. At the beginning, nobody knew how long this was going to stretch. it really came down to improving as a player and being the best I can be.

McDonagh was courted by European teams and turned them down until he found the right fit.

McDonagh may be in the lineup for Barys tomorrow.