Ryan Snowden


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 205
  • Hometown Lincoln University, Pa.
  • Junior Team Central Illinois Flying Aces (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • 2020 AHCA Scholar All-American
  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree

2022-23 (Senior Season, through Jan. 1)

  • Played at UConn Oct. 15 and vs. Bowling Green Dec. 17

2021-22 (Junior Season)

  • Stopped 25 shots for win vs. LIU Jan. 1
  • Started season opener at Bentley Oct. 8 and first game vs. UConn Oct. 15
  • Played in relief vs. Mercyhurst Nov. 26 and stopped the four shots faced
  • Played final 15:53 at Notre Dame Dec. 4 and had 8 saves on 8 shots
  • Five saves on five shots in 10:12 vs. Minnesota Feb. 12
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades

2020-21 (Sophomore Season)

  • Played in five games
  • Saw first game action of the year in relief at Notre Dame Dec. 12, stopping all six shots faced
  • Played in relief against the Irish Feb. 5 with 12 saves and started game two vs. the Irish Feb. 6, making 17 stops
  • 16 saves in relief vs. Michigan Feb. 20 and seven stops at Wisconsin Feb. 27
  • Academic All-Big Ten and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2019-20 (Freshman Season)

  • Five games played, with four starts, posting a 3-1-1 record, 2.52 goals-against average and .905 save percentage
  • Career-high 28 saves in 2-1 win vs. Notre Dame Jan. 18, including 16 in the third period
  • Made 26 saves on 27 shots vs. Michigan State Nov. 30 for 3-1 win in first career start
  • Saw first action Nov. 23 at Penn State, entering in relief to start the third with the game tied at 3 and stopping all 15 shots faced in 4-3 win
  • AHCA Scholar All-American and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Spent two years in the USHL
  • Played in 28 games with Central Illinois Flying Aces in 2018-19, with 3.34 goals-against average and .898 save percentage
  • Started 2017-18 with Des Moines, appearing in 13 games with a 3.20 goals-against average and .899 save percentage; finished season with Central Illinois, making 24 appearances and posting a 3.68 gaa and .887 sv%
  • Spent 2016-17 in the NAHL with the Topeka Roadrunners and had 3.44 gaa and .907 sv% in 32 games played
  • Selected for NAHL Top Prospects Game
  • Played with Upland Country Day School and New Oxford high schools, Team Comcast and Philadelphia Little Flyers
  • Graduated from Oxford Area High School in 2016
  • Also played golf and basketball
  • Lived in Finland for sophomore year of high school, attending school and training


  • Son of Matthew Snowden, a project manager who played college baseball, and Janice Tyciak, a teacher
  • Has twin younger siblings, Haley and Michael
  • Played with Buckeyes Ryan Marooney (in squirt hockey with the Junior Flyers), Matt Cassidy (in AAA hockey) and Tate Singleton and Joe Dunlap (with Central Illinois) prior to Ohio State
  • Operations management major, with a minor in turf grass management; would like to create his own golf  course
  • Has worked at a winery and doing landscaping
  • Enjoys golf, basketball, fishing, spike ball and camping
  • Started skating at age 3 after going to a hockey game and wanting to do what the players did
  • Pick One: Best thing about hockey – “Fighting to win. Everything you do has the goal to win. And the more you win, the more enjoyable it is.”; Movie – Deadpool 2; TV show – Psych; Musician – Young Thug; Professional team – Washington Capitals; Athlete – Alex Ovechkin; Homecooked meal – bacon wrapped filet mignon; Celebrity – James Roday; Snack food – Goldfish; Ice cream flavor – chocolate chip cookie dough; Sport other than hockey – golf; Vacation spot – the beach; Rink – Capital One Arena; Book – Harry Potter series; Place hockey has taken you – Finland

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