Where did he come from?2014 Draft - 2nd round, 56th overall
Has he played in the NHL?No
Ryan Donato is a player that has somehow largely escaped the spotlight in Boston, despite his high draft pedigree (2nd rd) and his NHL bloodline. By most accounts, that is about to change and quickly after a very strong sophomore season at Harvard University. Donato, the son of longtime Bruin Ted Donato, increased his scoring from 21 pts (13G, 8A) to 40 pts (21G, 19A) in 2017 en route to a NCAA Final Four loss to Minn. Duluth.
Instead of resting on his laurels, the young collegiate came to Bruins Development camp in July ready to prove he belonged. He was arguably the best, andmost consistent player on the icethroughout development camp according to most in attendance, which is no small feat considering the level of prospect talent in the Bruins pipeline.