Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis is excited to announce the commitment from free agent forward Ryan Roth to the program.
“We are very excited to announce that Ryan and his family have committed to the Greyhounds. Not only is Ryan an elite player but he is an elite student which means the options were limitless for where he could take his academic and hockey talents. We couldn’t be more thrilled that he chose to pursue the next step of his development with our organization” started Raftis.
A native of Ladue, MO, Ryan was a 5th round selection of Tri City in the USHL and committed to the St Lawrence University prior to committing to the Hounds.
“Ryan comes to us as an extremely skilled player who combines his skating ability with his high hockey IQ. This enables him to be in the position that makes himself or his teammates offensively dangerous at all times. In tracking Ryan’s development over the past two years, we are extremely excited to see the steps he has taken to push himself to the next level. We can’t wait to watch Ryan’s continue to push the boundaries of what it means to be a student athlete for the Greyhounds” continued Raftis.
The 17-year old played one season ago with the Detroit Honeybaked U16 program where he notched a team-leading 13 goals and 6 assists (19 points), in 20 games played while finishing 6th in league scoring.
He also appeared in 4 games (2 assists) with the USHL’s Tri-City Storm.
“I’m really excited to have an opportunity to play for a great organization in the Soo Greyhounds. I’m more of a speedy, skilled player and cannot wait to hopefully help the Soo win a Memorial Cup” began Roth.
“The OHL is a very skilled league with a lot of NHL draft picks and talented players, it will definitely be a test but I look forward to working hard every day” he continued.
Roth will be one of 50+ players arriving in Sault Ste. Marie in just over a week’s time in preparation for the clubs 2017 Training Camp.
Ryan Roth Profile
Weight: 160 lbs
Hometown: Ladue, MO
Source: Soo Greyhounds