Ryan Maki took on a more significant offensive role for Harvard this season and saw not only his ice time increase but his offensive production rise as well. Maki’s maturation and developmental progress, particularly in the second half of the season, proved to be highly beneficial to the Crimson’s run to the post-season in just about every facet of the game. He missed four games back in November due to a rib injury. Maki posted 19 points (ten goals, nine assists) in 30 appearances for Harvard this season. His ten goals were tied for first on the team.
2006-07: Maki capped his four-year career at Harvard as one of the Crimson’s top offensive contributors this season. He finished third on the team in scoring with 23 (12 goals, 11 assists) in 32 games. Where Maki was particularly dangerous was on the power play. Of his 12 goals, eight came on the man-advantage and led the Crimson. His solid season performance earned Maki an honorable mention to the All-Ivy League Team.
2007-08: This was Maki’s first pro season with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL), but he also spent time with Nashville’s ECHL affiliate Cincinnati. In 54 games with Milwaukee, he put up two goals and three assists and added another goal in five games with the Cyclones.
Maki has developed into a solid power forward in his collegiate career at Harvard. One area of note has been his outstanding physical play. This past season, Maki could often be found delivering some crushing checks and utilizing his 6’3 frame more effectively in one-on-one situations. His play along the boards and in the corners has also made great strides. He is quite mobile and strong on his skates, but needs to improve in keeping his feet moving more consistently. Maki does a nice job of driving hard to the net and has demonstrated that he can very difficult to defend against around the net.