2007-2008: Selected by the Toronto St. Michael's Majors in the 2006 OHL Priority Draft, Ryan Faragher instead skated for the Fort Frances Junior Sabres in the Superior International Hockey League. He was 13-17-2 and had a 3.71 goals against and .896 save percentage.
2008-09: Faragher went to the camp of the BCHL's Vernon Vipers but was not signed and returned to Fort Frances for a second season in the SIJHL. He was 24-14-1 with five shutouts in 40 games and finished with a 2.44 goals against and .921 save percentage. In eight playoff games he was 4-3-1 with one shutout and had a 2.58 goals against and .944 save percentage.
2009-10: Faragher skated for the Bismarck Bobcats in the North American Hockey League. He was 23-6-7 with four shutouts in 38 games and had a 2.17 goals against and .921 save percentage. The Bobcats finished first in the Central Division and defeated the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the Robertson Cup final. Faragher was 5-0 with 1 shutout and had a 1.20 goals against and .959 save percentage in five playoff games. In April he committed to playing college hockey at St. Cloud State in 2011-12.
2010-11: Faragher appeared in 52 of 58 regular season games for Bismarck in his second NAHL season. He was 30-20-2 with three shutouts and had a 2.44 goals against and .918 save percentage. The Bobcats finished fourth in the Central Division and defeated Alexandria and Coulee Region in the division playoffs before losing to the Michigan Warriors in a two-game play-in series. In nine playoff games Faragher was 4-4 with one shutout and had a 3.11 goals against and .905 save percentage.
2011-12: Expected to see limited ice time at St. Cloud behind two-year starter Mike Lee (PHO) in his freshman season, Faragher was thrust into the starter's role due to a hip injury to Lee and played in 23 games. He was 9-11-3 and had a 2.77 goals against and .915 save percentage. The Huskies finished sixth in the WCHA and swept Nebraska-Omaha in a preliminary round series before falling to North Dakota in the Final Five quarterfinal game.
2012-13: Faragher attended the Pittsburgh Penguins' prospect camp in July before returning to St. Cloud State for his sophomore season. Taking over as the Huskies' starter after Mike Lee signed a pro contract, he appeared in 40 of 42 games. Faragher was 24-14-1 with three shutouts and had a 2.27 goals against and .914 save percentage on one of the top teams in college hockey. St. Cloud State finished second in its final season in the WCHA, defeating Alaska-Anchorage in the first round of the league playoffs before falling to Wisconsin in a Final Five semifinal game. The Huskies received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, defeating Miami and Quinnipiac to win the Midwest Regional before falling to Quinnipiac, 4-1, in a Frozen Four semifinal game.
2013-14: Faragher skated in the New York Rangers prospect camp before returning to St. Cloud State for his junior season. In what would be his final season of college hockey, Faragher appeared in 35 games and was 20-9-4 with one shutout; posting a 2.78 goals against and .905 save percentage. The Huskies finished first in the newly-formed NCHC conference during the regular season but were upset by eighth-place Miami in a playoff quarterfinal series. The Huskies received an at-large bid to the NCAA West Regional and defeated Notre Dame, 4-3 in overtime with Faragher recording 39 stops, before falling to in-state rival Minnesota, 4-0, in the regional final. Anaheim signed Faragher to a one-year entry-level contract on April 5th, 2014.
Anaheim signed Faragher to a one-year entry-level contract on April 5th, 2014.