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Fantasy Summary

His playing style lends itself beautifully to the 1-3-1 powerplay format, he has the makings of a real menace on that count.


Observations

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May 2022 – Signing his ELC after the completion of his Junior year at Western Michigan, Ronnie Attard received a brief taste of the NHL game. Playing in 15 games of failed Flyers season, Attard demonstrated his inexperience early, making some crucial mistakes he was able to overcome at the collegiate level. However, he progressed well as he continued to accrue ice-time, displaying an ability to learn from his early mishaps. Possessing quality tools that make an effective NHL defenseman, the key for Attard is to put it all together and adapt to the pace of the professional game. Of all the Flyers’ prospects receiving a look at the end of the 2021-22 season, Attard is the most obvious in need of seasoning in the AHL. Expect him to start the 2022-23 campaign in Lehigh Valley with Philadelphia taking a patient approach to his development. John Gove

 

October 2019 – Ronnie Attard is looking like he belongs in the early going of his freshman year for Western Michigan. He is being given rather sheltered minutes so far given the talent ahead of him on the Western Michigan depth chart. The easier matchups make for as good an opportunity as any for him to improve on his skating and foot speed to make him more dangerous going forward. Edric Joseph

 

September 2019 – Ronnie Attard led all USHL defensemen with 65 points in 2018-19 and will hope to replicate his success for the Western Michigan Broncos this fall alongside fellow Flyers prospect Wade Allison. His skating is adequate at best, and it becomes a glaring shortcoming as games progress and he gets winded easier than he should. Until that time comes in a given game, Attard loves being the blasting cap for the team’s offense and makes teams pay when they gets into the slot. Edric Joseph

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 20, 1999
Height 6‘3”
Weight 207 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 3; Overall: 72

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Detroit Compuware QC Int PW3 0 22 2|        
 2012-2013 Honeybaked 13U AAAHPHL 13U20 2 57 34|        
 2013-2014 Honeybaked 14U AAAHPHL 14U17 2 57 8|        
 2014-2015 Victory Honda 16U AAAT1EHL 16U29 2 46 20|Playoffs4 1 12 18 
 2015-2016 Team Royal USA-S165 0 00 2|        
  Victory Honda 16U AAAT1EHL 16U32 7 916 38|Playoffs4 2 13
 2016-2017 Team Royal USA-S175 0 22 -|        
  Tri-City StormUSHL46 3 25 27|        
 2017-2018 Tri-City StormUSHL50 8 715