#12 Richard Ryan
Earned his first monogram as a senior in 2011-12 … hard-working player who competed at a high level … strong skater with good speed … positive, upbeat player with a great attitude … saw action in 38 career games, scoring one goal with two assists for three points … called for seven infractions resulting in 14 penalty minutes … was -7 in the games that he played … winner of Notre Dame[apos]s most improved player award following the 2009-10 season … joined the Irish after playing three seasons of junior hockey with the St. Michael[apos]s Buzzers of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) … also played two years of high school hockey at St. Mike[apos]s … one of six St. Michael[apos]s graduate to play for the Irish, joining Brent Chapman `86, John Noble `73, Paul Regan `73, Rob Ricci `85 and Ian Williams `74 … becomes the 39th Ontario native to earn a monogram playing hockey at the University of Notre Dame.
AS A SENIOR: Played in nine games for Notre Dame during the 2011-12 season … had one assist for one point with no penalties and was -3 on the year … first action of the season came versus Ohio State on Oct. 14-15 … assisted on Austin Wuthrich goal in 5-2 win at the Joyce Center … all three of his career points (1g, 2a) came in games against the Buckeyes … saw action versus Northeastern (Dec. 3), Bowling Green (Feb. 4), both games of the Ferris State series (Feb. 10-11), on Senior Night versus Michigan State (Feb. 25) and both games of the second-round CCHA playoff series at Michigan … played in two postseason games with no points.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in eight games for Notre Dame in the 2010-11 season … had one assist for one point … called for three penalties for six penalty minutes … took 11 shots on goal … picked up lone point of the season with an assist in 4-1 win at Ohio State (Jan. 22) … had both of his career points versus the Buckeyes … did not play in any postseason games.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 18 games on the year, scoring one goal with no assists for one point … had four penalties for eight minutes … was -3 for the year … had 11 shots on goal for a .091 shooting percentage … named the team[apos]s most improved player following the season … played in just two games over the first half of the year … took advantage of injuries on the Notre Dame roster and became a regular in the lineup in the second half starting with the Shillelagh Tournament (Jan. 2-3) … had career-high three shot games at Michigan State (Jan. 16) and at Michigan (Feb. 25) … first collegiate goal came in game one of the CCHA playoffs in 3-1 loss at Ohio State … with Buckeyes leading 1-0 in third period, whipped a shot from the high slot over Dustin Carlson[apos]s right shoulder at 6:58 of the third period to tie game at 1-1 … had one goal and one point in two postseason games.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in three games in his rookie year … did not score a point … first collegiate action came on Oct. 25 versus Miami … also played two games versus Northern Michigan (Feb. 13-14).
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from St. Michael[apos]s College School in Toronto, Ontario … won three letters in hockey and track and field … spent three seasons with St. Mike[apos]s junior team … played all 48 games in `05-[apos]06, scoring 15 goals with 17 assists for 32 points as St. Mike[apos]s went 29-12-8 on the way to the OPJHL championship … in 2006-07, helped St. Mike[apos]s to the Southeast Conference championship with a 33-9-7 record … had 18 goals and 14 assists for 32 points in 36 games … missed a portion of the season due to a broken wrist … scored 15 goals in his first 15 games before the injury … returned for the playoffs where he helped the Buzzers rally in the second round of the playoffs from a 3-0 deficit to win the series in seven games … scored game-winning goal in third overtime in game seven … served as alternate captain at St. Mike[apos]s in 2007-08 … was second on the team and seventh in the OPJHL in scoring with 28 goals and 53 assists for 81 points in 48 games … picked up eight power-play goals, two short-handed tallies and five game winners on the year … was an OPJHL all-star and won the OPJHL[apos]s Most Gentlemanly Player Award winner in `07-[apos]08 … helped team to a 43-4-2 record, including a Canadian Junior A Hockey League record 37-game winning streak … full name is Richard Daniel Ryan … son of Alan and Roisin Ryan … has one brother … born in Toronto, Ont. … graduated with a degree in finance from Notre Dame[apos]s Mendoza College of Business in May of 2012.
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