Ryan Fine is a top prospect eligible for the 2023 NHL draft.
He made strides this season with the Mid-fairfield Jr. Rangers and Don Bosco Prep High. He was second on Bosco Prep with 17 points, helping his team to a Gordon Cup title.
“In the beginning of the season, I started off really strong, but then had some parts in the middle of the year where I was stuck in a scoring drought. But once I got one, I started to play well towards the end of the season, says Fine”.
“I started playing hockey when I was five years old, but started skating when I was three. My favorite player currently is Matt Barzal. He is someone who I find many similarities with in my game.”
The Boston University commit was drafted 99th overall by the Kitchener Rangers in the 2021 OHL Priority selection, but will go the NCAA route and play in the USHL and go to college. An interesting fact is that Fine was the first-ever 2005-born player to commit to a school for hockey.
“For why I chose Boston University, the history behind the school and how many players they have put into the NHL is great. The OHL is definitely something to consider, but being committed to such a top tier school is something I probably wont pass up.”
After a strong tryout performance for the US National U17 team, Fine will head to Plymouth, Michigan and USA hockey arena next season.
“To be able to represent my country is something that I have always wanted to be able to do. Also, having access to an NHL type facility with the best coaches there are, is something I can wait to start.”
Fine is a highly touted and very skilled player. He is a speedy skater who moves the puck well and makes smart plays. Ryan possesses elite offensive skill, which helps him put the puck in the back of the net. “I would say my strongest asset of my game is my skating. Something I need to work on is probably my shot and taking care of my defensive responsibilities.”
Ryan is one to watch for the 2023 class.