2011-12: Jack Ramsey participated in the Upper Midwest Elite Hockey League in the fall and played 28 games for Minnetonka High School as a sophomore. He had two assists in six games in the Elite league and scored 5 goals with 5 assists in 13 games for the Metro Northwest team in the UMEHL’s development league. Ramsey scored 8 goals with 14 assists and had 6 penalty minutes for Minnetonka. The Skippers finished 24-4, losing to eventual Class AA state champion Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the Section 6AA championship game.
2012-13: Ramsey was the fourth-leading scorer for Minnetonka in his junior season despite missing three games for the Skippers. He scored 9 goals with 18 assists and was +23 with 6 penalty minutes in 24 games. Ramsey skated for Team Northwest in the UMEHL along with Minnetonka teammate Tommy Vannelli (STL) — a senior defenseman for the Skippers and a Minnesota recruit. Minnetonka finished 19-7-1; losing to Wayzata 5-1 in the Section 6AA semifinals.
2013-14: Ramsey left Minnesota — foregoing his senior year of high school hockey — to skate for the Penticton Vees in the Junior A British Columbia Hockey League. In November he committed to playing college hockey at Minnesota in 2015-16. In 57 games for the Vees he scored 9 goals with 16 assists and had 27 penalty minutes. Penticton finished first in the Interior Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Ramsey scored 1 goal with 7 assists in 11 playoff games. He played in the 2013 USA Hockey/CCCM All-American Prospects game. Ramsey was ranked 181st amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Chicago in the seventh round (208th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft
2014-15: Ramsey returned to British Columbia for his second season with the Penticton Vees. He scored 17 goals with 21 assists and 24 penalty minutes in 54 regular season games. Penticton finished first in the Interior Division and captured the BCHL playoff title; defeating Portage, 4-3 in overtime, in the Western Canada Cup championship game. Ramsey scored 3 goals with 6 assists and 4 penalty minutes in 22 playoff games. The Vees advanced to the RBC Cup semifinals, falling 2-1 to Carleton Place. Ramsey scored 1 goal with 1 assist in five RBC Cup games.
Ramsey is the son of former NHL defenseman Mike Ramsey. He has the size and skating ability to be an effective two-way forward. Ramsey is still fairly early in the development process in terms of his technical skills and tactical play. He should continue to refine his game at the University of Minnesota.
Ramsey is entering his freshman season at the University of Minnesota in 2015-16. The Gophers have been one of the top programs in college hockey the past two seasons and Ramsey will face steep competition in working his way into the lineup. Drafted as a late-round, long-range projection, he appears on schedule and his progress suggests he can one day be a valuable two-way forward with some scoring ability.