Future Watch: Ryan Donato Rookie Hockey Cards, Bruins

Future Watch: Ryan Donato Rookie Hockey Cards, BruinsFuture Watch: Ryan Donato Rookie Hockey Cards, BruinsRyan Donato was drafted by the Boston Bruins with the 56th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. He’s Massachusetts born and bred and now he has a chance to stick with the big club this season.

Donato is the son of Ted. His dad was a 5th round pick of the Boston Bruins in 1987. He played nine seasons in Boston. Later in life, he took over as the head coach at Harvard University’s hockey team, and Ryan played for him.

Ryan joined Harvard in 2015 and had 21 points in 32 games. During the next two years, he had 83 points in 65 games with 47 goals. Ted won a National Championship with Harvard as a player and Ryan’s teams got to the dance but didn’t win it all. They got to the ECAC Championship game three-straight times with him there and got to the tournament in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2017 they made it to the Frozen Four.

In 2017-18, Ryan played for Harvard, for the United States in the Olympics (he had six points and five goals in five games), like his dad once did, but his team didn’t medal. Later in the season he turned pro and played for the Boston Bruins. In 12 games he had nine points and five goals. He got to play in three playoff games but was scoreless.

Here’s a look at his NHL debut where he had a goal and an assist:

As a carryover rookie, Donato has rookie cards in 2018-19 Upper Deck MVP and 2018-19 O-Pee-Chee.

Ryan is a fast skater with a great shot. He has all the makings of a future all-star in the league, all he needs is a chance. Odds are he will make the team out of training camp. If he doesn’t you can expect to see him back in Boston very soon.

Future Watch: Ryan Donato Rookie Hockey Cards, Bruins – Stats

standard NHL career statistics
Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOW FOL FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2017-18 21 BOS NHL 12 5 4 9 2 2 3 2 0 0 2 2 0 24 20.8 42 176 14:42 12 4 75.0 6 2 3 3
Career NHL 12 5 4 9 2 2 3 2 0 0 2 2 0 24 20.8 42 176 14:42 12 4 75.0 6 2 3 3
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/12/2018.

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