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Evansville Icemen Player of the Week: John Ronan [SPONSORED]

  • NUMBER: 17
  • HEIGHT: 5-11
  • WEIGHT: 215
  • DOB: 7/6/83
  • AGE: 28 YR.

This is his 8th pro season, his third in the CHL and his first operating under the IceMen banner. Signed as a free agent by Evansville in early September of 2011. His last two pro seasons have been the best ones of his pro career thus far. Last season, in 2010-11, he started for the Geleen Smoke Eaters in Holland in his first-ever venture overseas. Geleen is second top scorer in both points (52) and goals (25), amassing 52-points in 34-games for a points per game average of a prolific 1.53.

Teammate and linemate of center Brad Smulders who the IceMen also inked to a pact during the off-season. In 2009-10 with the IHL Flint Generals, topped his team in goal-scoring in both the regular season (30) as well as the playoff post-season (7). In that same season composed 7-game goal streak with 8-strikes and 13-game point-scoring scourge with 19-total points. His 64-points were third most for Flint.

Has been a plus player in 5 of his first 7-pro seasons. Previously saw service for two years in the CHL with Austin along with having two tours of duty in the ECHL with Alaska and Florida. In 2007-08 in Austin, his 19-goals were second most for the Ice Bats. Enjoyed four-year collegiate career at perennial powerhouse U. of Maine where the Black Bears fashioned brilliant mark of 165(102-41-22) for .686 win percentage. In senior year of 2004-05, his 11-goals were third most for Maine.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS YEAR TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM 2001-02 U. of Maine H-East 28 5 4 9 0 2002-03 U. of Maine H-East 24 3 1 4 2 2003-04 U. of Maine H-East 43 6 8 14 12 2004-05 U. of Maine H-East 37 11 9 20 26 2004-05 Alaska Aces ECHL 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2005-06 Florida Everblades ECHL 68 12 14 26 27 2006-07 Rocky Mountain Rage CHL 9 1 4 5 2 2006-07 Austin Ice Bats CHL 52 13 14 27 41 2007-08 Austin Ice Bats CHL 56 19 23 42 46 3 0 1 1 2 2008-09 Huntsville Havoc SPHL 59 21 23 44 61 5 2 3 5 11 2009-10 Flint Generals IHL 69 30 34 64 34 12 7 2 9 10 2010-11 Geleen Smoke Eaters Hlnd 34 25 27 52 56

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