Ryan Thang

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Ryan Thang
Born (1987-05-11) May 11, 1987 (age 27)
Edina, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
ALH team
Former teams
High1
Nashville Predators
Augsburger Panther
Mora IK
HIFK
NHL Draft 81st overall, 2007
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2010–present

Ryan William Thang (born May 11, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with High1 of the Asia League Ice Hockey. He was selected by the Nashville Predators in the 3rd round (81st overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Thang was born in Edina, Minnesota, but grew up in Chicago, Illinois.

Playing career[edit]

Thang played four seasons (2006–10) of college ice hockey at the University of Notre Dame with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the CCHA at the NCAA Division I level.

Thang was honored for his outstanding college play when he was named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team in his freshman year.[1]

After signing a two-year entry level contract with the Predators, Thang played each season primarily with AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. In the 2011–12 season, Thang made his one-time NHL debut for the Predators ina 5-4 defeat against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 31, 2011.[2]

On June 15, 2012, Thang signed his first European contract on a one-year deal with Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the 2012–13 season.[3] During the year with the Panthers, Thang contributed 14 goals for 29 points in 50 games.

On June 20, 2013, Thang moved to Sweden, and signed a one-year contract with second division club, Mora IK.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 58 9 22 31 45
2005–06 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 32 8 14 22 52
2005–06 Omaha Lancers USHL 25 15 15 30 26 5 2 1 3 2
2006–07 Notre Dame CCHA 42 20 21 41 22
2007–08 Notre Dame CCHA 47 18 14 32 48
2008–09 Notre Dame CCHA 33 10 9 19 36
2009–10 Notre Dame CCHA 37 9 14 23 55
2009–10 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 12 3 3 6 4 7 1 3 4 2
2010–11 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 78 14 27 41 32 13 5 8 13 10
2011–12 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 75 18 20 38 44 3 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Augsburger Panther DEL 50 14 15 29 34 2 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2006-07 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 338. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ "Stalberg scores in OT to lift Hawks over Preds". CBS Sports. 2011-10-31. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Panther complete forward signing of Ryan Thang" (in German). Augsburger Panther. 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  4. ^ "Two transfers ready for Mora" (in Swedish). HockeyAllsvenskan. 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 

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