Photo: Pat Quinn, Giants Co-Owner and Ty Ronning, our 2012 First Round Pick
The Vancouver Giants Hockey Club has selected Burnaby’s Ty Ronning with their first pick, 15th overall, in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. Ronning played last season with the powerhouse Burnaby Winter Club Bantams that captured the BC and Western Canadian Championships. He tallied 77 goals and 76 assists in 72 games played. The 5’6”, 140 lbs right winger is the son of former Vancouver Canuck, Cliff Ronning.
“We are excited to add Ty, as we feel he has the potential to be a very entertaining, offensive player”, says Giants Executive VP and General Manager, Scott Bonner. “He comes from a winning program and obviously has a father that will help prepare him for the next challenges in his career.”
“We’re excited”, adds the senior Ronning, a veteran of 1137 NHL regular season games. “We always felt the Giants are a top organization from ownership to coaching. I was fortunate to play for Don Hay in Phoenix.”
“It’s pretty special”, says Ty. “I’m so excited to play in my home town. I’m going to work to get bigger and stronger and continue to develop. That’s my plan. Hard work pays off.”
Position: Right Wing
Born: October 20, 1997
Hometown: Burnaby, BC
Previous Club: Burnaby Winter Club
2011/12 Stats: 72 GP / 77 G / 76A / 153PTS / +109
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