Northeastern’s Ryan Ruck to transfer to Colorado College

Posted at 11:41 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 07:06:43-04

Ryan Ruck, a goaltender at Northeastern University the past four years, will join the Colorado College hockey program this fall as a graduate transfer, according to head coach Mike Haviland.

Ruck, who will graduate from NU this May and have one year of eligibility for the 2019-20 season, posted a 38-25-8 record as the primary starter during his first two seasons at Northeastern. As a freshman in 2015-16, he was one of only two rookies in the nation with at least 20 wins (20-11-4) and led Northeastern to the Hockey East tournament championship, snapping a 28-year drought for the Huskies. As a sophomore, he was 18-14-4 with a 2.94 goals-against average and a .897 save percentage.

“We are excited that Ryan will be joining the Tiger Hockey family. He has won a conference championship and played in an NCAA tournament game,” Haviland said. “He is a great young man and will be a strong veteran presence in our locker room.”

During the last two seasons, the 6-1, 173-pounder from Coto de Caza, Calif., was limited to 12 games. This past season, Ruck appeared in six games, and started three while starter Cayden Primeau was with Team Canada at the World Junior Championship. Ruck posted a 2-1 record with a 1.01 goals-against average and a .956 save percentage.