Derek Ryan can’t help but laugh when he thinks about his journey to the NHL. After all, “Doc” is only among a handful of former U SPORTS players to crack an NHL lineup.
“I think about it almost every week,” says Ryan. “How I got to the NHL is a lot different than how an 18,19 or 20 year-old coming out of junior made it. My route was definitely a lot harder, so I appreciate this a lot more.”