Ryder Donovan

Vegas Golden Knights
Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen

Fantasy Summary

He has a unique package of vision, size and skating that is a very tantalizing mixture. If he’s able to work out consistency issues he could end up as a middle-six option, similar to Kevin Hayes, down the road.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 4, 2000
Height 6‘3”
Weight 191 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 4; Overall: 110

Observations

July 2019 – Donovan dominated play at the high school level where he spent most of the 2018-19 season but was unable to apply those same skills in the USHL, where he picked up only a single assists in nine regular season games, and another in five playoff games for the Dubuque Fighting Saints. That’s probably a large reason why he stock dropped so much over the course of the season where he was originally pegged as a late first round selection. He has an intriguing package of size, speed and vision that separates many players apart from their peers. However, Donovan was inconsistent in using that combination which dropped him into the fourth round before Vegas eventually selected him with the 110th overall pick. He will be joining the University of Wisconsin in the fall and hopefully be able to translate some of the skill he displayed at the high school level.  Mason Black


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Duluth East High USHS-MN 21 1 2 3 2 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Duluth East High MN State 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 MNBEL Devils Bantam 16 2 11 13 - |          
  Duluth East High USHS-MN 24 3 3 6 16 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
 2016-2017 B16 - Blue (Final 54) MNHP-16 3 0 0 0 - |          
  Team North UMHSEHL 21 2 11 13 8 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Duluth East High USHS-MN 24 10 20 30 12 | Playoffs 3 1 2 3
 2017-2018 Team Gold USA-S17 5 2 2 4 - |          
  Duluth East High MN State 3 0 4 4 2 |          
  Team North UMHSEHL 20 10 11 21 26 | Playoffs 3 2 1 3
  Duluth East High USHS-MN 25 11 42 53 8 | Playoffs 3 3 2 5
  USNTDP Juniors USHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 4 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 1 2 2 |          
 2018-2019 Team North UMHSEHL 19 8 17 25 14 |          
  Duluth East High MN State 3 2 3 5 0 |          
  Duluth East High USHS-MN 23 12 25 37 37 | Playoffs 5 5 4 9
  Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 9 0 1 1 0 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 16 
 2019-2020 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 3 0 0 0 4 |          

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