John Ramage

by Kevin Wickersham on August 9, 2017

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John Ramage, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 201

Born: 1991-02-01

Hometown: Mississauga, ON, CAN

Drafted 2010 by Calgary, 103rd overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

August 2017 - After inking a two-year, two-way contract with the Blue Jackets’ organization Ramage appears set as a blue line mentor and Assistant Captain with AHL Cleveland. He finished second to Dean Kukan in defenseman scoring for the Monsters in 2016-17. At age 26 he has skated in two career NHL contests. Kevin Wickersham

June 2017 – Ramage finished the 2015-16 having played one unimpressive game at the NHL level, scoring no points and registering a (-2) on that single night. He played the bilk of the year in the AHL, scoring 8-19-27 with 67PIM in 68 games. His 2016-17 season gave us similar numbers, although there were not as many goals; he finished with 4-21-25 and 67 PIM  in 69 games. I believe that Ramage is living up to his intended role when he was signed by Columbus in July of 2015; he was destined for a depth role in the AHL and he's doing that rather well. Will he get more than another cup of coffee in the NHL? Possibly, but only if injuries decimate the Blue Jackets roster. Mark Hinrich

January 2016 – Ramage signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Jackets this summer. It was more of a depth move for the AHL than anything, as he’s only played in one NHL game. In 27 games with the lake Erie Monsters, Ramage has five points in 29 games. Chris Bagwell

 

 

 

 

 

October 2014 – Ramage has been assigned to the Adirondack Flames of the AHL. Brad Wilson

March 2013 – Hockey sense and composure are the two most noticeable and endearing qualities of John Ramage’s game. He has average size and nowhere near the elite skills his father (Rob Ramage) possessed. While his dad was chosen first overall and played for 15 seasons in the NHL, John will be hard pressed to become an NHL regular as a Calgary Flame’s fourth round choice.  He has scored an average of 11 points in his first three seasons with the University of Wisconsin and is on a similar pace in his senior year. His steady play and impressive hitting ability may lead to a future role as a 6th or 7th defenseman, although it remains to be seen if he can continue his physical play in a professional league at his size. He serves as the captain for the badgers and his leadership skills may also help him in his pursuit of an NHL career. Sheldon Curtis

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: D

Ramage is more of a shutdown defenseman and likely won’t contribute much in most fantasy formats.

 

 

Footage:

John Ramage is a feared hitter:

 

 

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