Sports stats



 New Mexico Ice Wolves

Ryan Seelinger Finalist for North American Hockey League Rookie of the Year

June 3, 2024 - North American Hockey League (NAHL)
New Mexico Ice Wolves News Release


New Mexico Ice Wolves forward Ryan Seelinger
New Mexico Ice Wolves forward Ryan Seelinger
(New Mexico Ice Wolves, Credit: Zach Price)

(Albuquerque, NM) - The New Mexico Ice Wolves® today announced that forward and University of Miami Ohio commit, Ryan Seelinger from Downers Grove, IL, is a finalist for the North American Hockey League (NAHL) Rookie of the Year Award, along with Jacob Jastrzebski of the Wisconsin Windigo and Owen Lepak of the Maryland Black Bears. The nomination is an outstanding honor to receive and is an attribution to the dedication and hard work Seelinger exuded in his rookie season in the NAHL. In the regular season he had 18 goals and 30 assists, totaling 48 points. In the 2024 Roberston Cup Playoffs, he contributed six points, helping push the NM Ice Wolves to the Division Semi Finals where their season ended. Among his many accomplishments in this season, Seelinger was named the South Division Star of the Week, April 1, and received stars of the week and players of the month honorable mentions throughout the season. He was also named to the NAHL Top Prospects Roster in early January.

"We are extremely proud and honored to have Ryan named as a finalist for the Rookie of the Year Award," said New Mexico Ice Wolves Head Coach and General Manager Phil Fox. "It really is a testament to the outstanding player and teammate that Ryan is and everything he brought to the team and New Mexico this past season."

The winner will be announced during the NAHL Awards show on Tuesday, June 11, at 2 p.m. MST. The show will be live streamed on NATV and can be watched on NAHLTV.com.

New Mexico Ice Wolves forward Ryan Seelinger. Photos by Zach Price.

To learn more about the NM Ice Wolves please visit their NAHL Team Page or on social media on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and the arena at www.outposticearena.com. For team media inquiries, please contact Aaron Martinez at 505-212-8762 or amartinez@reelz.com

About NAHL In its 49th season in 2023-24, the North American Hockey League (NAHL), the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 32 teams from across North America, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey. During the 2022-23 season, the NAHL recorded 363 NCAA commitments, including 256 NCAA Division I commitments. In addition, 38% of all NCAA Division I freshmen played in the NAHL and seven players with NAHL ties were selected in the 2023 NHL Draft.





Images from this story

New Mexico Ice Wolves forward Ryan Seelinger
New Mexico Ice Wolves forward Ryan Seelinger

(Zach Price)
New Mexico Ice Wolves forward Ryan Seelinger
New Mexico Ice Wolves forward Ryan Seelinger

(Zach Price)
New Mexico Ice Wolves forward Ryan Seelinger
New Mexico Ice Wolves forward Ryan Seelinger

(Zach Price)

• Discuss this story on the North American Hockey League message board...

North American Hockey League Stories from June 3, 2024


The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

OurSports Central