Terrier Alumni Ryan Hofer was drafted 181st overall (6th Rd) by the Washington Capitals in the 2022 NHL entry draft.
“My initial thoughts after getting drafted was just pure joy and I’m thankful that such a great organization wants me to be apart of their family,” says Hofer. “I’m super grateful to be drafted and am looking forward to what the future holds.”
The big (6’3″, 181lb) centre, put up 5 points in 8 games with the Terriers during the COVID shortened 2020-21 MJHL season. He then went on to play 22 games for the Everett Silvertips (WHL) in the Regina “bubble” that season. In his first full of Major Junior, he had 58 points in 67 games for the Silvertips.
Hofer found out that he was drafted by watching the coverage on TV with his family. “To be able to celebrate it with them means the world, especially since they are such a big part of it.” Ryan is the younger brother of St. Louis Blues prospect Joel Hofer.
Hofer will now head to Washington for their development camp next week. “I’m excited to be around the other prospects and the organization and for what will be a very fun week.”
“For the very short amount of time I was in Portage I felt at home. Everyone welcomed me with open arms and I am thankful to be apart of such a classy organization and great teammates.”