Ryan rises

Ducks Olympian Bobby Ryan has overcome a difficult family past

Updated: February 15, 2010, 9:54 AM ET
By Robyn Norwood | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

On the Olympic ice in Vancouver, he will be Bobby Ryan of Cherry Hill, N.J., and the Anaheim Ducks.

That doesn't begin to tell the story of the 22-year-old forward for Team USA.

He began life as Bobby Stevenson, a name seemingly so far in the past it's as if it's only someone he once knew.

And he is as much Southern California's Olympian as he is Cherry Hill's, after moving to El Segundo at 11, and playing at rinks in Westminster and Lakewood for four years under an assumed ...

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