2010-11: Ryan had a successful rookie year in the USHL for the Dubuque Fighting Saints where he scored three goals along with 29 assists and an okay minus three rating in 53 games. The American-born player has competed internationally for Sweden as he grew up play hockey in that country and his mother is Swedish-born. Ryan and the Fighting Saints won the Clark Cup to be the Champions of the USHL. He contributed two goals along with three assists and an excellent plus six rating in the 11 playoff games.
2011-12: Ryan had an outstanding first year at Cornell University where he set a new record for goals in a season by freshman defensemen with seven in 34 NCAA games. He finished the season with 17 points and a good plus two rating. The puck moving defender had an easier transition to the NCAA level after playing a full season and winning a Championship with Dubuque in the USHL.
Ryan is an excellent skater, has good hockey smarts, reads the play well and can activate up into the rush to create offense from the back-end. The stocky blueliner could be a good two-way player and already plays on both of the specialty team units at Cornell. He will need to add more strength and improve his angling along with defensive positioning over his development at the NCAA level to have the chance to play in the NHL.
Ryan will be expected to improve his overall game and bring even more offense in his sophomore year at Cornell while continuing his development at the NCAA level.