Ryan Walsh has made quite an impression in his first season with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.
The Rochester, N.Y., native finished the season second in scoring in the United States Hockey League with 30 goals and 49 assists for 79 points. RoughRiders coach Mark Carlson thinks it is a Cedar Rapids' single-season scoring record for rookies coming out of prep school.
It is a pretty impressive accomplishment because there have been some big-time players who have come through the RoughRiders program, such as Ross Colton, Adam Gaudette and Callahan Burke, who all have seen playing time in the NHL, with Colton (Robbinsville Township, N.J.) scoring the game-winning goal to help the Tampa Bay Lightning win the 2021 Stanley Cup.
Carlson thought Walsh would be a good player in the league and said there are a lot of positives to his game.