ST. PAUL, MN - APRIL 07: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish react to their loss to the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs during semifinals of the 2011 NCAA Men's Frozen Four on April 7, 2011 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 4-3. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Following Notre Dame's elimination at the NCAA Frozen Four (where Michigan will play Minnesota-Duluth for the national title this evening), Nashville Predators prospect Ben Ryan has been added to the Milwaukee Admirals roster on an amateur basis so he can get a little AHL experience during their run for the Calder Cup. This release just came over the wire from Milwaukee:
The Milwaukee Admirals announced today that the team has signed center Ben Ryan to an amateur try-out contract (ATO).
Ryan recently finished his senior season as the University of Notre Dame where he helped the Fighting Irish reach the Frozen Four. Nashville's fourth round pick in the 2007 NHL Draft, Ryan finished the season with a six goals and 19 assists for 25 points in 44 games. In his four years with the Irish he totaled 97 points (35g-62a) in 159 collegiate contests.
The Detroit, MI native is the fourth Notre Dame alum on the Admirals roster, joining Mark Van Guilder, Ryan Thang, and Mike Bartlett.