Prestin Ryan

Prestin Ryan

Prestin Ryan (born June 29, 1980 in Arcola, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who plays in the Chicago Blackhawks organization.

Amateur career

Prestin Ryan played for the Yorkton Mallers in the SMAAAHL. He spent three seasons with the Estevan Bruins of the SJHL. While playing in the SJHL, he was recruited to play hockey at the University of Maine. Ryan spent four seasons playing for the Black Bears in the Hockey East conference. He picked up several NCAA and conference honours while there. After playing his senior season, Ryan turned pro for the 2004–05 season.

Professional career

He started his professional career with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. He was initially signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets. In the 2005–06 season, Ryan made his NHL debut for the Vancouver Canucks. He is now a member of the Blackhawks organization.

Awards and Honours

  • 1998 - SJHL All Rookie Team
  • 2004 - Hockey East All Tournament Team
  • 2004 - Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman (co-winner w/ Andrew Alberts)
  • 2004 - Hockey East Second All Star Team
  • 2004 - NCAA All Tournament Team
  • 2004 - NCAA East Second All-American Team


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