Senior Spotlight: Ryan Burns

Known as a hardworking, aggressive, and smart player on the ice, Ryan Burns is another one of the graduating seniors leaving the University of Delaware. After 3 seasons, number 10 is finally hanging up his Blue Hen jersey. Ryan is an accounting major with a minor in management information systems. He is from Wall Township, NJ and plays as a wing on the ice. His cousins originally got him into hockey, and once he began playing at the age of 8 Burns knew it was the sport for him. The first team Ryan started his hockey career with was the NJ Titans. “Coming back to beat URI during my senior year and winning in overtime to play for the league championship,” said Burns in regards to one of his favorite team memories.

Just like many of his teammates, Ryan chose Delaware because he loved the school and the hockey program. “It was amazing being able to play for a good team at a school I liked,” he said. Ryan believes that his biggest hockey achievement since he started playing has been being a big part of the penalty kill during his senior season. The Stonybrook Seawolves is Ryan’s favorite team to play against, and rightfully so, because from puck drop to final buzzer the games are always exciting. Out of the many things learned as a Blue Hen, Burns’s advice for his teammates is “Don’t overthink and enjoy the little things because before you know it it’ll all be over.”

Ryan’s biggest inspiration is his parents because they constantly allow him to strive to be his best no matter what. After graduation, he plans to get a job in accounting. Finally, Burns stated “To my fellow graduates, I wish you all the best once we graduate and I can’t wait for the alumni games.” We wish the best to Ryan and look forward to hearing about all his future successes!

Written by Erika Scholtz