2009-10: Ryan Segalla played for the Bridgewater (Mass.) Bandits in the Empire Junior Hockey League. He scored 9 goals with 18 assists and 52 penalty minutes in 41 regular season games and had 1 goal in two playoff games.
2010-11: Segalla participated in the Beantown Summer Classic before skating for the Salisbury School in Connecticut and the South Shore Dynamos U16 midget AAA team. He scored 3 goals with 10 assists as a sophomore for Salisbury and had 1 goal in 11 games with the Dynamos. Segalla was selected by Saint John in the eighth round (144th overall) of the 2011 QMJHL Entry Draft.
2011-12: Segalla skated in 26 games for Salisbury as a junior. Playing alongside fellow juniors Mark Hamilton and Willie Brooks and sophomore Will Toffey, he was part of one of the top defensive units in prep school hockey. Segalla scored 6 goals with 6 assists in 28 games. Salisbury entered the NEPSAC tournament as the top seed but was defeated by Lawrence Academy, which went on to win it’s first title ever, in the semifinals. Segalla was selected by Sherbrooke in the 2012 QMJHL Expansion Draft. In August he committed to playing college hockey at the University of Connecticut in 2014-15.
2012-13: Segalla was a team captain for Salisbury in his senior year as the school captured its first New England Prep School championship since 2009. Segalla scored 10 goals with 8 assists and had 28 penalty minutes. Salisbury defeated Kent, 4-2 in the NEPSAC championship game. He also skated in three games for the Fairfield Blues midget AAA team and had 1 assist with 10 penalty minutes. Segalla was ranked 169th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings and was selected by Pittsburgh in the fourth round (119th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.
Segalla is a thickly built two-way defenseman who has stood at out many lower levels of hockey. He is known for his mean streak as well as his ability to deliver hard body checks. Possessing good mobility, Segalla’s nasty on-ice demeanor and simple style makes him a relatively easy prospect to project. Right now Segalla is undersized for an NHL defenseman and must add a considerable amount of strength to play his style of game against older, more physically mature competition.
Segalla is scheduled to play with the Dubuque Fighting Saints for the 2013-14 season. He will join the University of Connecticut the following year.