T.J. Ryan, son of former BU captain Tom Ryan, commits to BU as walk-on for 2013

By Kevin Dillon/DFP Staff

The Boston University men’s hockey team added some depth to its defensive unit, as forward-turned-defenseman T.J. Ryan of the South Shore Kings has committed to BU as a walk-on. The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog was first to report the commitment.

Ryan, who returned to defense after playing a season at forward last year, recorded two goals and eight points in 43 games with the Kings this past season. He tallied two goals and two assists in 27 games as a forward in 2011-12.

T.J. is the son of former BU defenseman and current radio color commentator Tom Ryan, who shared a captaincy with his roommate, new head coach David Quinn, in 1987. Tom recorded 55 points in 146 games with the Terriers and helped lead the team to Beanpot and Hockey East championships in 1986.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Ryan will be the eighth member of BU’s freshman class of 2013. If none of the freshmen or incoming recruits leave, the Terriers will have 16 underclassmen on the roster at the start of next season.

One Comment

  1. Congrats to Tom and TJ!

    Tom must be beaming. I can’t wait for the radio broadcasts next year.