#6 Andy Ryan
AS A SENIOR
• Earned the team’s Compton Family Leadership in Service and William Donald Nyrop Defensive Player of the Year Awards after the season.
• Served as an alternate captain.
• A member of Notre Dame’s Rosenthal Leadership Academy.
• Along with Chad Katunar, one of the team’s two representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
• Played in all 37 games, scoring two goals and adding eight assists for 10 points.
• Finished the season with a +8 plus/minus rating.
• Opened the season with a career-high two goals in Notre Dame’s season-opening win at Penn State (Oct. 16).
• Tied a career-high with two assists in Notre Dame’s 3-1 win over Western Michigan (Nov. 28).
• Had an assist in Notre Dame’s 3-2 win at New Hampshire (Jan. 23).
AS A JUNIOR
• Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team for a second consecutive season.
• Played in all 42 games, scored a goal and added a career-high nine assists for a career-best 10 points.
• Led the team with 72 blocks and blocked 45 shots in 22 Hockey East games to rank second in the league.
• Finished the season with a +6 plus/minus ranking.
• Matched his career high with two-assists versus Niagara (Oct. 24) and UMass (March 8).
• Scored in Notre Dame’s 3-2 overtime win at Merrimack (Nov. 11).
AS A SOPHOMORE
• Played in 38 games, scored a pair of goals and added five assists for seven points.
• Both goals came via the power play.
• Whistled for seven penalties resulting in 14 penalty minutes and was +7 for the year.
• Picked up his first point of the season with an assist in 4-0 win over Western Michigan (Oct. 11).
• Scored his first goal of the year on the power play in 5-2 win over Alabama Huntsville (Nov. 29).
• Recorded two assists in six postseason games.
AS A FRESHMAN
• Saw action in six games as a freshman, picking up two assists for two points.
• Was +2 for the year and had no penalty minutes.
• Both of his assists came in Notre Dame’s 3-2 win at Northern Michigan (Oct. 27).
IN THE USHL
• Prior to joining the Irish, played the 2011-12 season in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with both the Green Bay Gamblers and the Sioux City Musketeers.
• Selected in the third round of the 2010 USHL Entry Draft by Green Bay .
• Played in 11 games with the Gamblers in 2011-12, picking up three assists and 14 penalty minutes before being part of a five-player trade on Nov. 7, 2011.
• Then played in 43 games for Sioux City, scoring four goals with 11 assists for 15 points while picking up 24 penalty minutes.
• Had two power-play goals and a game winner and finished +13 for the year.
• Helped Sioux City to a 29-30-1 record and a berth in the USHL playoffs.
WITH USA HOCKEY
• Spent two seasons (2009-11) with USA Hockey’s National Team Developmental Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was a teammates of futiure Notre Dame teammates Robbie Russo and Austin Wuthrich.
• With the Under-18 team in 2010-11 played in 29 games with five assists and four penalty minutes.
• As a member of the Under-17 team in 2009-10, scored twice with two assists for four points and 20 penalty minutes.
• Was a member of gold medal-winning team at Under-17 World Championships.
PREP & PERSONAL
• graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., while playing for the U.S. National Team Developmental program.
• Played two seasons with the Victory Honda junior program.
• In his final season with Victory Honda, had three goals and 18 assists for 21 points in 70 games.
• Full name is Andrew Patrick Ryan and he was born in Detroit, Michigan.
• Son of John and Vicki Ryan and has an older brother, Ben, and an older sister, Kate.
• His brother played hockey at Notre Dame from 2008-11 and was alternate captain on 2011 NCAA Frozen Four team.
• The Ryans are one of 11 sets of brothers to play for the Irish.
• A double major at Notre Dame and will earn degrees in finance from Mendoza College of Business and in film, television and theatre from the College of Arts and Letters.
Goals: 2 (at Penn State on 10/16/15)
Assists: 2 (3x – vs. UMass on 3/8/15)
Points: 2 (5x – vs. Western Michigan on 11/28/15)
Multi-Point Games: 5
Point Streak: 3 games (Nov. 28 – Dec. 5, 2015; 0-4-4)