2008-09: John Ramage scored 2 goals and added 8 assists for 10 points in 54 games for the USNTDP. He played for the gold medal-winning USA squad at the 2009 Under-18 World Junior Championships. Ramage was passed over in the 2009 NHL Draft. Son of former NHL defenseman Rob Ramage.
2009-10: Played his freshman season at the University of Wisconsin. In 41 games for the Badgers, Ramage scored 2 goals and added 10 assists for 12 points. He also picked up 51 penalty minutes on the season.
2010-11: Ramage had solid sophomore season for the University of Wisconsin, scoring one goal with 10 assists and a plus 7 rating while taking 59 PIMs in 37 NCAA games. He was played in all types of defensive situations this season by the Badgers' coaching staff. Ramage was Team USA's captain at the World Junior Championships, helping the team to win a bronze medal. He was not able to contribute offensively but still managed a plus two rating while providing dependable defense for the Americans throughout the tournament.
2011-12: Ramage served as a captain for the University of Wisconsin as a junior and skated in all 37 games for the Badgers. He finished the season minus-10 and was second on the Badgers with 62 penalty minutes. Offensively, he chipped in 3 goals with 7 assists. The Badgers finished an uncharacteristic tenth in the WCHA and suffered through just the third losing season since Head Coach Mike Eaves took over in 2002-03.
Ramage has excellent hockey sense in all zones of the ice and shows character with leadership qualities by always giving a maximum effort while exerting his physical presence throughout the game. The average sized defenseman plays with patience, poise and has a strong puck moving game. He will play at least one more year at Wisconsin, but has the potential to develop into a very capable defensive-defenseman with some offensive upside at the NHL level.
After a difficult junior season at Wisconsin, Ramage decided to return for his senior year with the Badgers and captain his team to a better season. The physical defender is looking to have his best season this year and obtain an NHL entry level contract from Calgary before the deadline this coming summer.