Ryan VandenBussche

2002-2003 Regular Season Fight Card
Position: RW
Birthday: Feb 28, 1973
From: Simcoe, ON Canada
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200 lbs.
AHL Fights: 1
Date/Time For Against Opponent
Ryan VandenBussche vs. Mel Angelstad
02/15/03
2 Pd 8:11
@NOR POR Mel Angelstad
NHL Fights: 7
Date/Time For Against Opponent
Jesse Boulerice vs. Ryan VandenBussche
10/26/02
2 Pd 8:25
CHI @CAR Jesse Boulerice
Date/Time For Against Opponent
Ryan VandenBussche vs. Francis Lessard
11/07/02
1 Pd 2:37
@CHI ATL Francis Lessard
Lessard immediately looks for Vandy off the bench and away they go! Lessard starts off landing a few lefts and Vandy throws a few back. They grapple for a short time while Lessard says a few words, maybe telling him to open up and let the fists fly. Vandy then gets his left arm out of the jersey, but decides to break open with his right hand catching Lessard with a good shot. Then they trade more punches back and forth but not much landing clean. Lessard loses his balance and gets back up. Now the fun begins! Toe-to-toe baby! Both guys just trading punches... lots of them thrown, but again not many clean ones landing because of their positioning. Good, close fight.
Date/Time For Against Opponent
Scott Parker vs. Ryan VandenBussche
11/25/02
2 Pd 5:4
CHI @COL Scott Parker
Voted winner:  Scott Parker   (80%) - Voted rating: 6.5
Long square off, then Parker dives in and grabs Vandy with the left. A wild swing makes Vandy off-balance and Parker feeds him four or five rights square on the left side of his face. They lock each other out and the refs come in and Vandy takes two shots at Parker over the refs. Parker throws another one over the refs as they get pulled apart. Vandy has a nasty cut over the left eye. Front of his shirt was looking pretty red. He headed for the locker room for repairs.
Date/Time For Against Opponent
Andrei Nazarov vs. Ryan VandenBussche
11/28/02
1 Pd 3:9
CHI @ARI Andrei Nazarov
Happens during the replay of previous fight. Naz jumps in and gets caught with 2 hard lefts from Vandy. Naz goes down, but it wasn't a TKO. Naz' knees didn't buckle or anything, looked more like a willingness to drop and not get hit anymore.
Date/Time For Against Opponent
Kip Brennan vs. Ryan VandenBussche
11/30/02
1 Pd 12:0
CHI @LAK Kip Brennan
Lined up off the facoff and they drop em. Vandenbussche starts throwing hard lefts, a couple landing and Brennan goes down, perhaps a slip or a combo slip/punch. He gets up and they continue with Vandy getting the better of the exchanges. Before they came together Vandenbussche was saying something to the ref, perhaps mentioning something about tape on Brennan's hand.
Date/Time For Against Opponent
Ryan VandenBussche vs. Todd Fedoruk
02/25/03
1 Pd 15:5
@CHI PHI Todd Fedoruk
Camera got there late, but they both had each other tied up pretty good. Commentator said they each got some quick ones in right off the bat. Fedoruk then got in an uppercut and Vandy a hook, lot of wild punches before they just hugged it out.
Date/Time For Against Opponent
Jim Vandermeer vs. Ryan VandenBussche
02/27/03
3 Pd 19:53
CHI @PHI Jim Vandermeer
Voted winner:  Ryan VandenBussche   (28.6%) - Voted rating: 7.3
After some grinding in the corner, the puck comes out and Vandenbussche tries to leave, but Jim gives him an extra push. Ryan turns around and off come the gloves. After a brief square off, they come together and Vandenbussche starts with the left and Jimmy with the rights. They trade punches toe to toe for about 10 seconds, then Jimmy lands a solid right to Vandenbussche's noogin, and a follow-up punch lands square and bloodies Ryan V. Vandenbussche goes to the right and Jimmy to the left and they trade toe to toe again for about 8 seconds and then Vandenbussche tires out while Jimmy is smiling. Ryan gives Jim a bit of a facewash as the linesmen break them up.