Ryan Lannon

Hometown:

Grafton Mass

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1982-12-14

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2001

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

8th round, 239th overall by the Penguins in 2002

Weight:

220 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

Named First Team All-New England as a senior at Cushing Academy in 2000-01. Member of the US Junior National team in 1998-99.

Lannon has never been considered as an offensive weapon, scoring just 23 points in his first three seasons with Harvard.

Lannon scored the fourth goal of his collegiate career in 2004-05, to go with 11 assists in 32 games.

2005-06: Lannon played 74 games with the Baby Pens, registering two goals, eight assists and 65 penalty minutes. He also finished second on the team in plus/minus with an impressive +17.

2006-07: Spending a second consecutive year with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL, Lannon failed to register a goal, but he did record 19 assists in 68 contests, while giving the Baby Pens his usual cerebral play along the back line.

Talent Analysis
Lannon is a stay at home defensemen who keeps up with his opponent and keeps the slot clear for his goaltender.

Lannon is known for his dependability and his solid defensive skills.

Future
Lannon’s one-dimensional game restricts his upside, but he does project as a dependable third pairing defenseman in the NHL along the same lines as Rob Scuderi.

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