December 5, 2009

From Sweden With Love

USHR has reported that Joakim Ryan (6', 190) a 1993-born blueliner from Rumson, NJ has committed to the Big Red for 2011. Joakim currently attends CBA HS in NJ and plays for the NJ Devils' Midget program (AYHL). According to USHR, Joakim has scored 5 goals and added 3 assists in his first two games with CBA. Joakim has scored 9 goals and pitched in 15 assists in 21 games with the Devils, which currently leads the league in scoring among defensemen.

Joakim is the son of former Swedish tennis star Catarina Lindqvist and was once a rising tennis star in Sweden. Joakim's father is a US tennis agent, hence he has dual citizenship.

Joakim was a finalist for the US NTDP team over the summer when he was one of 40 players invited to camp. Joakim will be off to Sweden this month to participate in Sweden's U17 camp, which will play in the World Under-17 Challenge later this month in Ontario.

Joakim's other finalists were Hockey East schools Northeastern and Vermont.

Welcome to Cornell, Joakim.

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