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Blair Riley
Date of Birth
1985-11-01
Place of Birth
Kamloops
Nationality
Canada
Weight
98kg
Height
183cm
Playing position
Forward
Shoots
Right

Biography

Riley, 6’0” from Kamloops, BC, Canada, brings both size and firepower to the Giants offensive line up. The 32 year old Power Forward arrived in Northern Ireland back in 2016 from the AHL after spending the 2015/16 season with the Stockton Heat.

In 2016/17 Riley posted 30 goals and 31 assists, good for 61 points in 56 games. At the 2016/17 Awards Night, Riley picked up both the Most Valuable Player Award as well as the Players’ Player of the Year Award.

In 2017/18 the Captain improved on his previous season with 18 goals and 57 assists, good for 75 points in 64 games. At the annual Awards Night, Riley was awarded the President’s Award named after Jim Gillespie, the Honorary Life President, and his legacy of community service which is instilled throughout the Giants organisation.

Riley’s performances throughout the Challenge Cup journey were impressive as he helped the organisation to their first cup triumph since 2009 and a first championship in four seasons.

Playing History

SeasonTeamCompetitionGamesPIMSGoalsAssistsPoints
2019-2020Cardiff DevilsEIHL00000
2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL6068333669
2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS40123
2018-2019Belfast GiantsContinental Cup CUP60246
2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP912246
2017-2018Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS22022
2017-2018Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP10441115
2017-2018Belfast GiantsEIHL5363144357
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS30123
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP1265813
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL5277282856
2015-2016Stockton HeatAHL45745510
2014-2015St. John's IceCapsAHL7011681018
2013-2014St. John's IceCapsAHL PLAYOFFS2118336
2013-2014St. John's IceCapsAHL7113371421
2012-2013Bridgeport Sound TigersAHL741657815
2011-2012Chicago ExpressECHL1587916
2011-2012Bridgeport Sound TigersAHL55777411
2011-2012Bridgeport Sound TigersAHL PLAYOFFS32000
2010-2011Peoria RivermenAHL87022
2010-2011San Antonio RampageAHL40101
2010-2011Las Vegas WranglersECHL59114202040
2010-2011Las Vegas WranglersECHL PLAYOFFS50415
2009-2010Springfield FalconsAHL32000
2009-2010Ferris State Univ.NCAA4058182038
2008-2009Ferris State Univ.NCAA37707916
2007-2008Ferris State Univ.NCAA3690141024
2006-2007Ferris State Univ.NCAA3444369
2005-2006Nanaimo ClippersBCHL5979413879
2004-2005Merritt CentennialsBCHL4158312051
2004-2005Nanaimo ClippersBCHL203310616
2003-2004Merritt CentennialsBCHL60214224264
2002-2003Merritt CentennialsBCHL PLAYOFFS57123
2002-2003Merritt CentennialsBCHL19179413