Ryan Zuhlsdorf

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.00
Weight: 
194
Born: 
07/01/1997
Age: 
19
Hometown: 
Edina, MN
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 5 (150) of the 2015 NHL Draft
Last Team: 
Minnesota (Big Ten)
Projects As: 
Third pair defenseman will be a longer-term developmental project
Prospect Ranking: 
27

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2015
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
5
Pick No.: 
150
Draft Team: 
Sioux City (USHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned

Bio

Comment: 
expected to return to Minnesota for sophomore season
Awards: 

2014-2015

  • USHL All-Rookie Team

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

"Skilled, finesse puck mover from the back end." -Red Line Report

"Incredibly poised and intelligent d-man has gone from bantam to Sioux City's best defender in just two years. We were blown away by his mature and polished game at the Fall Classic." -Red Line Report

Strengths: 

Excellent poise and decision-making with the puck. Good skater wins races to loose pucks and distributes them efficiently and effectively. Will spend one more year in the USHL before refining his game in a top program with Minnesota in the USHL

Weaknesses: 

Slightly built and needs to bulk up to avoid being overwhelmed by larger players in board battles at the next level. Has never been a huge point producer at any level, so latent offensive game may only develop so far.

Projection: 

Third pair defenseman will be a longer-term developmental project

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Edina HighUSHS25 1 1112 6|Playoffs2 0 22
  Team SouthwestUSHS2 0 00 0|Playoffs1 0 00
  Edina HighMN State3 0 22 0|        
  Team NortheastUSHS2 0 11 0|Playoffs1 0 00
  Team SoutheastUSHS12 2 35 10|Playoffs3 0 11
 2014-2015 Team Black USA-S175 1 01 -|        
  Sioux City MusketeersUSHL56 3 1922 58|Playoffs5 0 22
  Sioux City MusketeersJCWC6 0 11 2|        
  USA U19WJAC-194 0 22 2|        
 2015-2016 Sioux City MusketeersUSHL30 0 2323 51|        
  Dubuque Fighting SaintsUSHL16 0 55 8|Playoffs12 0 44 12 
  USA U19WJAC-195 0 22 0|        
 2016-2017 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA37 2 35 35|        

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