Four-time monogram winner at Notre Dame ... served as team captain as a senior in 2009-10 ... was an alternate captain as a junior ... one of Notre Dame's all-time top "clutch" goal scorers during his career ... selected in third round, 81st overall in 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators ... signed with Nashville following the 2009-10 season and finished the year with the Predator's top farm team, the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals ... as a senior was second in scoring for the Irish with nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points ... in four seasons at Notre Dame played in 159 games with 57 goals and 58 assists for 115 career points 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 season and finished second in scoring with nine goals and 14 assists for 23 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 as team captain as a senior ... one of 20 national nominees for the Lowes Senior CLASS Award ... started the year with points in each of his first three games ... scored first goal of the year on the power play in 3-2 loss to Providence (Oct. 15) ... second goal of the year came via the power play and was his 50th career goal in 3-2 win at Alaska (Nov. 6) ... became 45th player in Notre Dame history to reach 100 points in career with an assist on an Ian Cole power-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's all-time leader in that department ... followed with another two-goal game (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 in Notre Dame history with 50 goals and 50 assists in a career ... final goal of the year was a short-handed tally in 4-3 loss at Bowling Green (Feb. 20) ... had one assist in two postseason games.
AS A JUNIOR: Served as one of Notre Dame's assistant captains during 2008-09 ... played in 33 of the team's 40 games, missing the first seven games of his career with a high ankle sprain ... had played 117 consecutive games in his career before the injury ... scored 10 goals with nine assists for 19 points with four power-play goals, one short-handed marker and two game winners .... had 18 penalties for 36 penalty minutes ... was +9 on the 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 goal and one assist in the weekend sweep at Northern Michigan (Oct. 31-Nov. 1) ... fourth goal of the season (eng) sealed the 4-1 win at Providence on Nov. 8 ... fifth goal of the year was a power-play goal that tied the game 3-3 versus Western Michigan (Nov. 29) ... went without a point until Jan. 3 when he scored third goal of the game in 3-1 win over Minnesota-Duluth in Shillelagh Tournament title game ... scored a power-play game winner in 2-0 win over Alaska (Jan. 9) and followed that with a goal and an assist in 3-0 win over Nanooks the following night ... had a goal and an assist in weekend series with Michigan, assisting on a goal in 2-1 loss at the Joyce Center before coring on a penalty shot in 3-2 win at Yost Arena ... suffered a high ankle sprain on Feb. 6 at Ohio State in 4-3 overtime win against Buckeyes ... returned to the lineup on March 13 for second round of CCHA playoffs versus Nebraska-Omaha ... scored once in 5-0 victory at the Joyce Center ... added assists versus Northern Michigan and Michigan 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 goals and was second in points ... tied for team lead with seven power- play goals, was second with two short-handed markers and led squad with five game winners ... had 24 penalties for 48 minutes ... was +7 for the year ... first goal of the season (ppg) came in 4-0 win over Mercyhurst in third-place game of Lefty McFadden Invitational ... notched game-tying goal late in win against Denver (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 win against Lake Superior (Nov. 1) ... scored once in each game of Irish sweep of Western Michigan (Nov. 16-17) ... recorded first multiple-point game of the year with a goal (gwg) and an assist in 4-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville at Rensselaer Holiday Tournament ... 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 an assist ... picked up first short-handed goal of the season and 10th goal 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 tie with the Spartans at the Joyce Center (Jan. 13) ... equalled a career best with a three-point game (2ppg, 1a) in 6-1 home win against Bowling Green (Jan. 25) ... had fifth game-winning goal of the year in a 2-1 win at Alaska (Feb. 15) ... closed the regular season with a goal and an assist in 3-1 win against Western Michigan (March 1) ... helped Notre Dame upset New Hampshire in opening game of West Regional with a goal and two assists for second 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 Four semifinal win over Michigan ... scored a short-handed goal that gave Notre Dame a 3-0 lead ... in nine postseason games had two goals and five assists for seven points.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 42 games, scoring 20 goals and 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's (`82) mark for 10 power-play goals by a freshman (set in `78-'79) ... selected to CCHA all-rookie team and was a finalist for CCHA rookie-of-the-year honors ... was named Notre Dame's rookie-of-the-year ... tied for eighth on all-time points list for freshmen with Ian Williams who had 41 points in 1970-71 ... got career off to a fast start with a goal and an assist versus 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, collecting second game-winning goal ... had goals in back-to-back games in sweep of Alaska (Dec. 2-3) ... had a four-game goal streak from Jan. 5-Jan. 13 scoring once in each game of series versus Robert Morris and Lake Superior State ... picked up third two-goal game of the year on Jan. 25 in 4-1 win over Miami ... had a season-high 11-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 in game that clinched the CCHA regular-season title ... had one goal against Alaska in second game of CCHA quarterfinal series ... final two-goal game of the season came on March 23 in NCAA tournament against Alabama-Huntsville ... got game-winning power-play goal at 15:18 of second overtime to give Notre Dame a 3-2 win, the progam's first ever NCAA tournament win ... finished the postseason with three goals and four assists in six games ... selected to the NCAA all-Midwest Regional team.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Edina High School in Edina, Minn. ... helped Edina to Classic Lakes Conference title as a sophomore with 20 goals and 19 assists for 39 points ... was team MVP as a junior after leading conference in scoring with 20 goals and 23 assists ... was named all-Classic Lakes Conference and all-state following his junior year ... earned Edina Scholar- Athlete honors following his senior year ... a member of Team Minnesota's Under-16 and 17 teams ... served as captain of 2003 U.S. Select-17 team that won the gold medal at the Five Nations Tournament in Slovakia during August of 2003 ... selected by Sioux Falls Stampede with the second pick of the USHL Futures Draft (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 29 assists for 52 points ... full name is Ryan William Thang ... son of Mark and Wendy Thang ... born May 11, 1987 in Chicago, Ill. ... graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business.
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