Nashville Predators
Ben Ryan
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 10/16/1988
DRAFTED: NSH: 2007-114 overall
CAREER NOTES: Expected to play his senior season at the University of Notre Dame (CCHA) in 2010-11… Tied for fourth on the 2009-10 Fighting Irish in goals (7), and tied for fifth on the club in points (19)… Posted 10 points (3g-7a) in his first 10 games of 2009-10… Missed the final nine games of the 2009-10 campaign due to injury… Tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (5) on the Fighting Irish in 2008-09, helping them sweep both the CCHA regular season and tournament titles… Named to the 2009 CCHA All-Tournament Team after registering back-to-back game winners in the semifinals and finals… Finished the 2008-09 campaign with 12 points (5g-7a) in the Irish’s final 11 games of the season… Helped Notre Dame reach the 2008 NCAA National Championship game… Ranked fourth on the Irish in points (26) and assists (16) while appearing in all 47 games the team played during his freshman campaign in 2007-08… Also ranked ninth in the CCHA in freshman scoring in 2007-08… Named CCHA Rookie of the Week after recording four points (2g-2a) in two wins Jan. 25-26, 2008… Participated in the U.S. World Junior team’s evaluation camp in Aug. 2007… Finished third on Des Moines (USHL) in scoring (22g-42a-64pts) in 2006-07… Participated in the USHL Prospects All-Star Game and earned Player of the Game recognition for the Western Division.