#19 Ben Ryan
Four-time monogram winner for the Irish who served as an alternate team captain for the 2010-11 season … winner of Notre Dame[apos]s Christopher Zorich Award for community service work … closed out his Irish career by being tied for fifth in scoring with six goals and 19 assists for 25 points … played in 159 career games with 35 goals and 62 assists for 97 points with 11 power-play goals and eight game winner to his credit … tied for fifth on Notre Dame[apos]s all-time games played list with 159 … joined the Irish after playing two seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Des Moines Buccaneers where he won a Clark Cup title in `05-[apos]06 … selected in the fourth round, 114th overall by the Nashville Predators.
AS A SENIOR: Played in all 44 games for the Irish and was tied for fifth in scoring with six goals and 19 assists for 25 points … had two power-play goals and one game winner … whistled for 17 penalties and 37 penalty minutes … +9 for the season … had five multiple-point games during the season … equaled his career high with a three-point game (3 assists) in the season opening 6-3 win over Holy Cross in the Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament (Oct. 8) … had a goal (gwg) and an assist in 4-2 win over Lake Superior (Oct. 15) … selected as CCHA offensive player of the week for Nov. 15 for his play in a sweep of Michigan State as he had a goal and four assists on the weekend … scored third goal of the season in 4-3 loss to Minnesota State in Shillelagh Tournament (Jan. 1) … fourth goal of the year came in 8-1 win over Northern Michigan (Jan. 7) …scored on the power play in 4-1 win at Ohio State (Jan. 22) … final goal of the season came in 5-2 win at Ferris State (Feb. 19) … had one assist in Frozen Four loss to Minnesota-Duluth (April 7).
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 29 of the team[apos]s 38 games, missing the final nine games of the year with a shoulder injury … was fifth on the team in scoring with seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points … had two power-play goals and one game winner … was +1 for the season … picked up 12 penalties for 24 minutes … had four multiple-point games on the year … recorded a career-best, seven-game point streak (3g, 6a) between Oct. 16 and Nov. 7 … had a goal and an assist in 3-0 win at Boston University (Oct. 20) versus third-ranked Terriers … scored second goal of the season in 3-2 home loss to Boston College (Oct. 23) … scored Notre Dame[apos]s first goal of the game on the power play in 3-3 tie with North Dakota in the championship game of the Shillelagh Tournament … picked up the tournament-winning goal in the shootout … final game of the season came on Jan. 29 as he scored his second power-play goal of the year and added an assist in a 5-3 home loss to Nebraska-Omaha.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 39 of team[apos]s 40 games, missing the season opener with an injury … was sixth on the team in scoring with 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points … had three goals on the power play and tied for the team lead with five game winners … had 15 penalties for 30 minutes … was +6 on the season … had five multiple-point games … started January with a goal (gwg) and an assist in 3-1 win over Union in the opening game of the Shillelagh Tournament … selected to the all-tournament team with his two-point weekend … turned in a five-point weekend (2g, 3a) versus North-ern Michigan (Feb. 13-14) … equaled a career high with three points (1g, 2a) in 9-5 win over the Wildcats on Feb. 13 … followed with a goal (ppg) and assist in 5-2 victory in series finale … started the postseason with two points (1g, 1a) in 5-0 win over Nebraska-Omaha in the first game of the second round playoff series … scored game-winning goal with one minute left in 2-1 victory over Northern Michigan in CCHA semifinals … picked up his second consecutive game-winning goal when his goal at 2:05 of the third period put Notre Dame ahead, 3-2, in CCHA championship game versus Michigan … was selected to the CCHA all-tournament team.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 47 games for Notre Dame in 2007-08 … was fourth in scoring with 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points … had four power-play goals and one game winner … whistled for 11 penalties, resulting in 22 penalty minutes … was -4 on the year … scored first collegiate goal via the power-play in 4-3 win over Denver (Oct. 18) … goal was the game winner … recorded multiple-point game (1g, 1a) in 4-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville in first game of Rensselaer Holiday Tournament (Nov. 23) … had a four-point weekend in sweep of Bowling Green (Jan. 25-26) … had career-high three-point game (2 ppg, 1a) in 4-1 road win … was named CCHA rookie of the week for his play in the Bowling Green series.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa … also spent two years at Detroit Central Catholic High School in Detroit, Mich. … played two seasons for the Des Moines Buccaneers in the United States Hockey League (USHL) … in 2006-07 was third in scoring on the Bucs with 22 goals and 42 assists for 64 points with 10 power-play goals and two game winners … played in the USHL Prospects/All-Star game … was fifth in scoring in 2005-06 with 14 goals and 23 assists for 37 points as he helped the Bucs to the 2006 Clark Cup championship … played on the USA Under-18 Select Team in August of 2005 … full name is Benjamin Patrick Ryan … son of John and Vicki Ryan … has one brother and one sister … born on October 16, 1988 in Detroit, Mich. … graduated with degrees in psychology and economics from Notre Dame.
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