Michael Ryder's Brother Charged with Armed RobberyTalk about the mighty falling... I remember hearing a bit about how Daniel had problems and mysteriously dropping out of his pro career with Michael was with the Habs, but from a potential NHL career to robbing a convenience store...
A former NHL hockey prospect has been charged with armed robbery in Bonavista, on Newfoundland's east coast.
Daniel Ryder, 22, brother of Michael Ryder, who plays for the Boston Bruins, is accused of robbing a convenience store in the town Tuesday night.
Police said Ryder turned himself in Wednesday afternoon and was charged with robbery, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, using a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and theft under $5,000.
Ryder was scheduled to appear in court in Clarenville, about 190 kilometres northwest of St. John's, on Thursday morning.
Police said in a release that a man walked into the Red Circle convenience store shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday and told the cashier he had a gun.
The man's face was partially covered, and he appeared to be wearing several layers of clothing, including a grey hoodie and an Ultramar jacket, police said.
Ryder was drafted by the Calgary Flames in 2005. A year later, he won the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award as the most valuable player in the 2006 Ontario Hockey League playoffs.