led Cornell with 30 penalties for 71 minutes as a freshman
(Tim McKinney photo).
Statistics: O'Byrne played in 31 of Cornell's 32
games last year as a freshman. Led the team with 30 penalties
for 71 minutes.
He Does: He's got good size and strength and he's
particularly nasty in the defensive zone. He had just two
points all year long and they came in the same game as he
recorded two assists in a playoff loss to Clarkson.
Bigger Picture: O'Byrne is an aggressive defenseman
and was among the league leaders in penalties. He adapted
to Cornell's system as
the year progressed and was playing some of his best hockey
down the stretch.
coach Mike Schafer on O'Byrne: "A lot of Ryan's
year were good ones. He was overaggressive with his defensive
and his physical play. That's a good problem to have as a