The men's hockey team took on UNO on Friday, January 29th at the Joyce Athletic Center.
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's most improved player award following the 2009-10 season ... joined the Irish after playing three seasons of junior hockey with the St. Michael's Buzzers of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) ... also played two years of high school hockey at St. Mike's ... one of six St. Michael'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'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'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's College School in Toronto, Ontario ... won three letters in hockey and track and field ... spent three seasons with St. Mike's junior team ... played all 48 games in `05-'06, scoring 15 goals with 17 assists for 32 points as St. Mike's went 29-12-8 on the way to the OPJHL championship ... in 2006-07, helped St. Mike'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'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's Most Gentlemanly Player Award winner in `07-'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's Mendoza College of Business in May of 2012.