The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey crew is adding one more very rated NHL draft prospect to its 2019 freshman class.
Middle Ryder Donovan of Duluth, Minnesota, fully commited to the Badgers over the weekend and is in the process of finalizing a Countrywide Letter of Intent to be part of the crew up coming period.
Donovan, 18, was ranked 46th among skaters in North American leagues for the 2019 draft by NHL Central Scouting in January.
He joins forwards Alex Turcotte (fifth in the midterm rankings), Cole Caufield (15th), Owen Lindmark (65th) and Dylan Holloway (projected as a very first-spherical pick in 2020) and defenseman Mike Vorlicky in the 2019-20 incoming class.
With Ty Pelton-Byce becoming qualified up coming period right after transferring from Harvard, the Badgers have 6 forwards becoming a member of a team of 10 who can return to the crew. It’s unclear whether UW will start off up coming period with 16 forwards — it has 14 this period — or pare down its roster.
Donovan experienced 62 points in 31 game titles last period for Minnesota significant university runner-up Duluth East. He has 37 points — 12 objectives and 25 assists — in 23 game titles entering the playoffs this period.
Lauded for his skating and perform-creating skill, Donovan played for the U.S. at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and was picked out for the 2018 Usa Hockey All-American Potential clients Sport.
That kind of alter has gone the other way on the Badgers in the past. Verona native Jordan Schmaltz and Brock Boeser each decommitted from UW to be part of North Dakota, in 2010 and 2014, respectively.
Badgers mentor Tony Granato is just not capable to remark on Donovan’s commitment until finally the Countrywide Letter of Intent is processed below NCAA rules.