#10 Notre Dame Hockey defeated USA U18 in overtime in a shootout on (Oct 07, 2012 at Notre Dame, Ind.)
Hard-working defenseman who will look to break into the regular rotation on defense ... had a good summer of training as he improved his speed and strength ... good decision maker with the puck ... has excellent stick skills and on-ice vision ... has made progress in adjusting to the speed of the college game ... is a solid all-around defender with outstanding skills in his own zone ...among a group of eight Irish blue liners who will be competing for playing time this season ... played in six games as a freshman, recording two assists for two points ... one of six players on the Irish roster to come through the National Developmental Program ... one of 20 Irish players to have played in the USHL ... joined on the squad by three other Michigan natives - seniors Bryan Rust (Novi), Mike Voran (Livonia) and Joe Rogers (Marysville) ... signed a national letter-of-intent to attend Notre Dame in the early-signing period in fall of 2010 along with Robbie Russo, Eric Johnson, Garrett Peterson and Peter Schneider ... is the brother of former Notre Dame forward Ben Ryan `11 who was an alternate captain on the 2011 Frozen Four team ... becomes one of 11 sets of brothers to play for the Irish.
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 ... picked up two assists in Notre Dame's 3-2 win at Northern Michigan (Oct. 27) ... did not play in any postseason games.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Spent two seasons (2009-11) with USA Hockey's National Team Developmental Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was a teammate of Notre Dame juniors Robbie Russo and Austin Wuthrich ... with the Under-18 team in `10-'11, played in 29 games with five assists and four penalty minutes ... as a member of the Under-17 team in `09-'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 ... one of 31 players from the national program all-time to play at Notre Dame
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 ... played one season in the USHL (2011-12) 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 `11-'12 picking up three assists and 14 penalty minutes before being part of a five-player trade on Nov. 7, 2011 ... 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 while being +13 for the year ... helped Sioux City to a 29-30-1 record and a berth in the USHL playoffs ...full name is Andrew Patrick Ryan ... son of John and Vicki Ryan ... has an older brother, Ben, and an older sister, Kate ...brother played hockey at Notre Dame from 2008-11 and was alternate captain on 2011 Frozen Four team ... born in Detroit, Mich. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.