#9 Ryan Thang
Four-time monogram winner at Notre Dame … served as teamcaptain as a senior in 2009-10 … was an alternate captain as ajunior … one of Notre Dame[apos]s all-time top ‘clutch’ goal scorersduring his career … selected in third round, 81st overall in 2007NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators … signed withNashville following the 2009-10 season and finished the yearwith the Predator[apos]s top farm team, the AHL[apos]s Milwaukee Admirals… as a senior was second in scoring for the Irish with nine goalsand 14 assists for 23 points … in four seasons at Notre Dameplayed in 159 games with 57 goals and 58 assists for 115 careerpoints to rank 34th on all-time points list … had 27 career power-play goals (5th all-time), five short-handed goals (t10th all-time)and 14 game winners (first all-time).
AS A SENIOR: Played in 37 games during his senior seasonand finished second in scoring with nine goals and 14 assists for23 points … was second on squad with six power-play goals …had one short-handed goal and one game winner on the year …whistled for 22 penalties resulting in 55 minutes … served asteam captain as a senior … one of 20 national nominees for theLowes Senior CLASS Award … started the year with points in eachof his first three games … scored first goal of the year on thepower play in 3-2 loss to Providence (Oct. 15) … second goal ofthe year came via the power play and was his 50th career goal in3-2 win at Alaska (Nov. 6) … became 45th player in Notre Damehistory to reach 100 points in career with an assist on an Ian Colepower-play goal in 4-2 loss to Ferris State (Jan. 10) … scored twice(ppg, gwg) in 5-2 win over Michigan State (Jan. 15) … game win-ner was 14th of his career and made Thang the school[apos]s all-timeleader in that department … followed with another two-goalgame (2 ppg) in 4-4 overtime game at Michigan State (Jan. 16) …registered a goal and two assists in 6-1 win at Lake Superior State(Jan. 22) … assist was 50th of career and made him 30th player inNotre Dame history with 50 goals and 50 assists in a career … finalgoal of the year was a short-handed tally in 4-3 loss at BowlingGreen (Feb. 20) … had one assist in two postseason games.
AS A JUNIOR: Served as one of Notre Dame[apos]s assistantcaptains during 2008-09 … played in 33 of the team[apos]s 40 games,missing the first seven games of his career with a high anklesprain … had played 117 consecutive games in his career beforethe injury … scored 10 goals with nine assists for 19 points withfour power-play goals, one short-handed marker and two gamewinners …. had 18 penalties for 36 penalty minutes … was +9 onthe season … recorded a three-point (2g, 1a) weekend in home-opening weekend against Sacred Heart … scored a pair of goals(ppg, shg) in 7-0 win over Sacred Heart on Oct. 18 … had one goaland one assist in the weekend sweep at Northern Michigan (Oct.31-Nov. 1) … fourth goal of the season (eng) sealed the 4-1 win atProvidence on Nov. 8 … fifth goal of the year was a power-playgoal that tied the game 3-3 versus Western Michigan (Nov. 29) …went without a point until Jan. 3 when he scored third goal ofthe game in 3-1 win over Minnesota-Duluth in ShillelaghTournament title game … scored a power-play game winner in2-0 win over Alaska (Jan. 9) and followed that with a goal and anassist in 3-0 win over Nanooks the following night … had a goaland an assist in weekend series with Michigan, assisting on agoal in 2-1 loss at the Joyce Center before coring on a penaltyshot in 3-2 win at Yost Arena … suffered a high ankle sprain onFeb. 6 at Ohio State in 4-3 overtime win against Buckeyes …returned to the lineup on March 13 for second round of CCHAplayoffs versus Nebraska-Omaha … scored once in 5-0 victory atthe Joyce Center … added assists versus Northern Michigan andMichigan in the CCHA championship tournament … in five post-season games, had one goal and two assists for three points.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 47 games for the Irish,scoring 18 goals with 14 assists for 32 points … led team in goalsand was second in points … tied for team lead with seven power-play goals, was second with two short-handed markers and ledsquad with five game winners … had 24 penalties for 48 minutes… was +7 for the year … first goal of the season (ppg) came in 4-0win over Mercyhurst in third-place game of Lefty McFaddenInvitational … notched game-tying goal late in win againstDenver (Oct. 18) … scored second power-play goal of the season(lone Irish goal) in 3-1 loss to Denver … picked up first game win-ner of the year (fourth goal) in 3-2 win at Ferris State (Oct. 26) …had a first-period, power-play goal to spark 7-3 home winagainst Lake Superior (Nov. 1) … scored once in each game ofIrish sweep of Western Michigan (Nov. 16-17) … recorded firstmultiple-point game of the year with a goal (gwg) and an assistin 4-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville at Rensselaer HolidayTournament … scored game winner in championship game ver-sus R.P.I. with just under four minutes remaining in the game …selected tournament MVP with two game-winning goals and anassist … picked up first short-handed goal of the season and 10thgoal of the year in 5-0 win against Nebraska-Omaha (Dec. 1) …had three points (1g, 2a) in the Lightning College Hockey Classic… scored game-tying goal with 38 seconds remaining in 1-1 tiewith the Spartans at the Joyce Center (Jan. 13) … equalled acareer best with a three-point game (2ppg, 1a) in 6-1 home winagainst Bowling Green (Jan. 25) … had fifth game-winning goalof the year in a 2-1 win at Alaska (Feb. 15) … closed the regularseason with a goal and an assist in 3-1 win against WesternMichigan (March 1) … helped Notre Dame upset New Hampshirein opening game of West Regional with a goal and two assists forsecond three-point game of the year in 7-3 win over the Wildcats… had a goal and an assist in 5-4 overtime win in Frozen Foursemifinal win over Michigan … scored a short-handed goal thatgave Notre Dame a 3-0 lead … in nine postseason games had twogoals and five assists for seven points.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 42 games, scoring 20 goalsand 21 assists for 42 points … led the Irish with 10 power-play goals and six game winners … also had one short-handed tally …equaled Dave Poulin[apos]s (`82) mark for 10 power-play goals by afreshman (set in `78-[apos]79) … selected to CCHA all-rookie team andwas a finalist for CCHA rookie-of-the-year honors … was namedNotre Dame[apos]s rookie-of-the-year … tied for eighth on all-timepoints list for freshmen with Ian Williams who had 41 points in1970-71 … got career off to a fast start with a goal and an assistversus Minnesota State (Oct. 12) … had first two-goal (ppg, gwg)game of the year in 7-1 win over No. 1 Boston College (Oct. 20)… scored once in 3-0 win over Army … had career-high three-point game (2g, 1a) in 5-2 win over Bowling Green, collectingsecond game-winning goal … had goals in back-to-back gamesin sweep of Alaska (Dec. 2-3) … had a four-game goal streak fromJan. 5-Jan. 13 scoring once in each game of series versus RobertMorris and Lake Superior State … picked up third two-goal gameof the year on Jan. 25 in 4-1 win over Miami … had a season-high11-game point streak (4g, 9a) from Feb. 9 through March 23 …scored the game-winning goal in 1-0 win at Alaska on Feb. 16 ingame that clinched the CCHA regular-season title … had onegoal against Alaska in second game of CCHA quarterfinal series… final two-goal game of the season came on March 23 in NCAAtournament against Alabama-Huntsville … got game-winningpower-play goal at 15:18 of second overtime to give NotreDame a 3-2 win, the progam[apos]s first ever NCAA tournament win …finished the postseason with three goals and four assists in sixgames … selected to the NCAA all-Midwest Regional team.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Edina High School inEdina, Minn. … helped Edina to Classic Lakes Conference title asa sophomore with 20 goals and 19 assists for 39 points … wasteam MVP as a junior after leading conference in scoring with 20goals and 23 assists … was named all-Classic Lakes Conferenceand all-state following his junior year … earned Edina Scholar-Athlete honors following his senior year … a member of TeamMinnesota[apos]s Under-16 and 17 teams … served as captain of 2003U.S. Select-17 team that won the gold medal at the Five NationsTournament in Slovakia during August of 2003 … selected bySioux Falls Stampede with the second pick of the USHL FuturesDraft (2003) … played first season in USHL with the Stampede,collecting nine goals and 22 assists for 31 points … split the 2005-06 season between Sioux Falls (8g-14a, in 32 games) and Omaha(15g-15a in 25 games), finishing the year with 23 goals and 29assists for 52 points … full name is Ryan William Thang … son ofMark and Wendy Thang … born May 11, 1987 in Chicago, Ill. …graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in finance from theMendoza College of Business.
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