Aug 26, 2016

As we continue to introduce our fans to the 2016-17 Jr. Blues squad, we continue to go through our returning players. Next up is a defenseman that will be playing his final season of junior hockey this year: Ryan Reader.

LAST SEASON: The Granite City, IL native played in 39 games in his second season of junior hockey, getting 16 assists, a plus/minus of +26, but most importantly his first junior goal. He also was in all eight games of the club’s playoff run, where he went pointless but finished +2.

What is your favorite moment in your hockey career? Going to the Silver Cup Playoffs last year

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who’d it be? Mark Wahlberg

Who is your favorite NHL player? Duncan Keith

Favorite TV show Criminal Minds

Favorite video game NHL series

Favorite musician Mac Miller

Three things you’d bring with you if you were stranded on a desert island: Fire-starting kit, ketchup, and a hockey stick

Favorite subject in school American history

Do you have any unique pre-game routines or superstitions? I always put my gear on in a certain order and make sure to do the same warm-up.

Why did you choose the Jr. Blues? They have a winning tradition, a great reputation and everyone in the organization wants to win and compete.