A weekly segment to pass on information about past UAF Nanooks and their pro career.
Ryan Lang (2000-2004)
Ryan Lang has bounced around from ECHL, AHL, and Italy after leaving the Nanooks. For the 06-07 he was the Augusta Lynx team captain and was a fan favorite from everything I have read. He took a year off from the ECHL and played a year in Italy and decided to come back for one last try for the AHL/NHL. For the 08-09 season he skated for the Florida Everblades of the ECHL and 1 game for the Houston Areos, affiliate of the Minnesota Wild.
He was my favorite skater from this class. He brought a grit AND finesse to our team that I would like to see us get back to under Coach Ferguson.
Ryan McLeod (2004-2006)
I always wondered what happen to the All-CCHA tournament team member. Remember the game against Bowling Green in the 04-05 playoffs (I am sure Coach Paluch does)? 2 Goals in 13 seconds. I can not remember a game where Bruce Cech screamed louder (or me).
Unfortunately for us, Ryan left earlier than we all hoped. He went to the ECHL, then to the CHA, and Europe. He had a great season skating for the Olofströms IK in Sweden where he was second on the team in scoring and a +13.