2007-08: Ritter has made a quiet but steady move onto the scene and up the ranks this past winter. A somewhat unknown commodity and having been considered only about the 10th best German prospect heading into the fall of 2007, Ritter’s strong play in the DNL accompanied by steady performances for both the U20 and U18 teams has moved him up to third among Germans in his draft class.
Very large for his age, U18 coach Setters said that Ritter "will only get bigger." Furthermore, coach Setters reported "Toni has a long reach and it's difficult to get the puck away from him. He drives to the net well and has scoring ability." These attributes may, in the eyes of scouts, play a big role in Ritter being drafted this summer. Still a bit of a project, Ritter will need to continue working on his overall stickhandling skills, something that hasn't yet panned out in light of his physical development and playing style.