Ryan Gunderson

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Ryan Gunderson
Ryan Gunderson.jpg
Born (1985-08-16) August 16, 1985 (age 31)
Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
HC Dinamo Minsk
Houston Aeros
Columbia Inferno
Trenton Devils
Lowell Devils
University of Vermont
Holy Ghost Prep
Brynäs IF
Playing career 2007–present

Ryan Gunderson, (born August 16, 1985), is an American professional ice hockey player currently for HC Dinamo Minsk of the KHL.

Amateur career[edit]

High school[edit]

Gunderson attended Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Gunderson graduated in the year 2003. While at Holy Ghost, Gunderson was a standout hockey player. He still holds the team record for most points in a single regular season with 94 (26 goals and 68 assists). In his senior year, Gunderson led Ghost to a Flyers Cup Championship and a 2nd place finish in the State Championship.

College[edit]

After graduating from Holy Ghost, Ryan Gunderson attended the University of Vermont where he played hockey all 4 years. He currently holds the team record for most games played in a career with 148.

Professional career[edit]

ECHL[edit]

Gunderson, since leaving Vermont, has played for 2 professional teams of the ECHL.

Columbia Inferno[edit]

In March of his senior year of college, Gunderson signed a deal to play with the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL. He appeared in 12 games and tallied 3 assists for the Inferno.

Trenton Devils[edit]

In late 2007, Gunderson signed a deal to play for the Trenton Devils, the ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils. Gunderson immediately excelled for the Devils, tallying 22 points (2 goals, 20 assists) in the first 29 games of his rookie season. He was selected as the lone representative from the Devils to play in the ECHL All-Star Game as a defenseman. Gunderson finished his rookie season with 46 points (4 goals, 42 assists) to lead all rookie defensemen and to place 4th in scoring among all rookies. His 42 assists also ranked him second among all ECHL defensmen. For his accomplishments, Gunderson was selected to the ECHL All Rookie Team for the 2008 season. In the 2008-09 season, Gunderson set a team record for most assists in a season with 53, and most points by a defenseman with 58. He was selected to the All-ECHL First team after being tied for the league lead for most points by a defenseman.

AHL[edit]

Lowell Devils[edit]

On April 9, 2008, it was announced that Gunderson had signed a professional tryout agreement with the AHL affiliate of the Trenton Devils, the Lowell Devils. He appeared in 3 games and tallied 0 points.

HockeyAllsvenskan[edit]

Örebro Hockey[edit]

Signed on to Örebro Hockey during the season 2010/2011.

Örebro Hockey extended Ryan's contract on October 18 for the season 2011/2012.

Elitserien[edit]

Gunderson signed for Brynäs IF for the 2011–12 Elitserien season . The team finished the regular season in 4th, but won the league championship in the Playoffs.

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