From an early age, Ty Ronning was around hockey and the National Hockey League.
Ty’s father, Cliff, played in 1,137 games in the NHL, and from watching his dad play and being with the players and in the arena, Ty fell in love with the game.
"I was born into a hockey world," Ty Ronning said. "I grew up in the dressing room. That’s how it was, stealing bubble gum as a kid. Being around curves, different flexes and different sticks. I love the game. It’s in my blood."
Growing up, Ty played the game he had a passion for. Through success playing as a kid, he was selected by the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League in 2012. In Vancouver, Ronning displayed his ability to score and create plays, and during the 2016 entry draft in Buffalo, the right wing was selected in the seventh round (201st overall) by the New York Rangers.
Though he was drafted late, Ronning was given advice from his father, who was picked in the seventh round (134th overall) of the 1984 entry draft.