John Ramage
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John Ramage


Chesterfield Missouri

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4th round (103rd overall), 2010


190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C


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.

2012-13: Ramage returned to Wisconsin for his senior season; serving as a captain for the Badgers for the second year. In 42 games he scored 8 goals with 12 assists and was +15 with 65 penalty minutes. The Badgers defeated Colorado College, 3-2, in the WCHA Broadmoor Trophy championship game to earn an NCAA tournament berth after finishing in a three-way tie for third in the regular season. Wisconsin lost to Hockey East champion Massachusetts-Lowell, 6-1, in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinals. Ramage signed a two-year entry-level contract with Calgary in April, 2013.


Talent Analysis

John Ramage is a solid shutdown defender that can provide leadership and stability on and off the ice. As a captain for the Wisconsin Badgers, Ramage brought composure and a professional work ethic to the team. Ramage is a well-rounded defender that plays a quality shut down game and has a strong puck moving skills.



Ramage has graduated from a successful collegiate career and advances to a pro career as a member of the Abbotsford Heat as the 2013-14 season begins. He part of a new look defensive corps in Abbotsford that will seek to improve from last season. Ramage will be able to further develop his game as he elevates his play to a new level as a pro.


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