Ryan Dzingel
Image: Ohio State

Ryan Dzingel

Hometown:

Wheaton Illinois

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-03-09

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

7th round (204th overall), 2011

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Ryan Dzingel played for alenthe Team Illinois U-16 midget majors. In 31 games, he scored 18 goals with 15 assists and had 30 PMs.

2009-10: Dzingel started the season with Team Illinois before joining the Lincoln Stars on a full-time basis. Dzingel provided an offensive spark as a rookie for the Stars but was inconsistent at times. He finished with 11 goals and 26 assists with a -18 plus/minus and 38 PMs in 36 games. In 31 games with Team Illinois, he scored 19 goals with 27 assists and had 28 PMs. Dzingel committed to playing college hockey at Ohio State in 2011-12. He was eligible for the 2010 NHL Draft but went unselected. Following the season, Dzingel returned to Illinois to finish his schooling at Wheaton Academy and was an all-state shortstop on the school’s baseball team.

2010-11: Dzingel got off to a fast start in his second season with Lincoln and was named to the US Select squad that competed in the World Junior A Challenge. Playing on a line with fellow Ohio State recruit Max McCormick, Dzingel had three assists as the US squad won the tournament championship. Dzingel was the Stars’ leading scorer and finished fifth in the league with 23 goals and 44 assists in 54 games. His +19 plus/minus was a 37-point improvement from 2009-10 and seven of his 23 goals were scored on the power play. His shot-to-goal percentage of .193 was second to Dubuque’s John Gaudreau (.234) among the top 20 scorers in the USHL but he shot the puck just 119 times. After missing the playoffs the previous season, the Stars finished fourth in the USHL’s Western division and were swept by Fargo, which finished with an identical record, in a two-game, first-round playoff. Dzingel scored once on the power play but was -3 in the two games. Dzingel was selected by the Senators in the 7th round (204th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

2011-12: One of two Ottawa draft picks to play for Ohio State as a freshman (left wing Max McCormick also skated for the Buckeyes), Dzingel shared the team scoring lead with Sharks’ prospect Chris Crane. Dzingel scored 7 goals with a team-leading 17 assists in 33 games and was plus-four with 32 penalty minutes. Four of his seven goals were scored on the Buckeyes power play. Ohio State won just once in it’s last 16 games, finishing tied for eight place in the CCHA with Notre Dame and ending the season 15-15-4 after losing to the Fighting Irish in an opening round playoff series.

2012-13: Dzingel was Ohio State’s leading scorer in his sophomore season. He had a team-high 16 goals with 22 assists in 40 games and was -9 with 22 penalty minutes. The Buckeyes struggled around .500 for most of the year but finished fourth in the final year of the CCHA and lost to Notre Dame in the league tournament semifinals to finish 16-17-7.

 2013-14: Dzingel made his pro hockey debut with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators after signing a two-year entry-level contract with Ottawa in April 2014 following his junior season at Ohio State. He scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was +1 with 9 penalty minutes in nine regular season games with the Senators. Binghamton lost to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in a first-round playoff series after finishing first in the East Division in the regular season. Dzingel was -1 with no points nor penalties in his only playoff game. He was the leading scorer for Ohio State ahead of fellow Senators’ prospect Max McCormick. Dzingel scored 22 goals with 24 assists and was +17 with 34 penalty minutes in 37 games for the Buckeyes. Ohio State finished fourth in the Big Ten and reached the conference championship game but did not receive an NCAA tournament berth after losing to Wisconsin, 5-4, in overtime.

2014-15: Dzingel skated for Ottawa AHL affiliate Binghamton in his first pro season. He scored 17 goals with 17 assists in 66 games and was -6 with 50 penalty minutes. The Senators missed the AHL playoffs, finishing third in the East Division. 

Talent Analysis

Dzingel is a play-making, skill forward who sees the ice well and creates opportunities for his teammates. He does not play a physical style but is responsible in all three zones. He is an accurate, dangerous shooter and some would like to see him shoot more often. Dzingel has steadily added bulk and strength since he was selected by Ottawa in the 2011 NHL Draft.

Future

Dzingel will be in his second training camp with Ottawa in 2015-16 after skating for Senators' AHL affiliate Binghamton in his first pro season. Barrring any surprises or injuries he will likely start the year in the AHL; refining his overall game and seeking the consistency he showed in college.  

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