Rink Rat: Ronnie Attard

Ronnie Attard

No. 3

 

Bio

Position: Defense

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 208 pounds

Shoots: Left

Birthday: March 20, 1999 (20 years old)

Hometown: White Lake, Mich.

Youth Program: Honeybaked (Detroit)

Junior Team: Tri-City Storm of the USHL

College: Western Michigan University

NHL Status: Selected by thePhiladephia Flyers in the 3rdround (72ndoverall) in the 2019 NHL Draft

 

Snapshots

Nickname: Ronnie

Favorite TV Show: Prison Break. Game of Thrones is a pretty good one, too.

Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers, all day. It's something I can watch anytime.

Pre-Game Meal: Chicken Alfredo

Favorite Musical Artist: Kendrick Lamar

Celebrity He'd Like To Have Dinner With: Mila Kunis. She's been one of my celebrity crushes since a kid.

Pre-Game Ritual: Left skate always tied first

Spirit Animal: Eagle

Favorite Hockey Memory: Winning gold at the World Junior A Challenge

Three Things You Love Most About Hockey: Being with my teammates every day, the friendships I've formed and the memories I've made.

 

He Said It

On choosing to play in the USHL

"I would say that the USHL and college route gives you a little bit more time to develop until you become a professional. If you take the Canadian major junior leagues, you don't have that much time. You have to be able to play at an elite level before you're 21, while college gives you a couple of extra years to get stronger and develop."

 

On His Offensive Prowess

"It's something that I've been working on in my game to bring a little more offense to our team and this year everything started clicking for me. We had a great group of guys and that really helped too."

 

On Attending Western Michigan

"They have a great program set in stone there. I'm super excited to join their team and hopefully to make an impact this coming year. They've got a great fan base. The student section usually gets pretty rowdy so I'm excited to play in front of them."

 

Did You Know?

Ronnie served as captain on the U.S. Junior Select Team that won the 2018 World Junior A Challenge.

 

Offseason Honors

After a prolific season with the Tri-City Storm, where he scored 30 goals and registered 64 points, Ronnie was named USHL Player of the Year, and USA Hockey's Junior Player of the Year.

 

Social Side

Twitter: @ronnieattard

Instagram: @ronnieattard

 

Issue: 
2019-09

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