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BU’s T.J. Ryan ends playing career due to injuries

The forward/defenseman appeared in only three games last season while dealing with concussion issues.

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After suiting up in 27 games for the BU Terriers over the past two seasons, forward/defenseman T.J. Ryan has decided to end his playing career due to injury-related concerns, according to the Boston Hockey Blog.

The West Newton native and South Shore Kings (EJHL) product saw plenty of playing time during his freshman season in 2013-14 — scoring two points over 24 games while posting a minus-5 rating — but concussion issues limited the 22-year-old to just three games in 2014-15.

In his last appearance with the Terriers — a 6-1 win over Wisconsin on Jan. 10 — Ryan tallied an assist for his lone point of the 2014-15 campaign before missing BU’s final 22 games of the year.

Ryan and his family boast deep ties with the BU program, as his father, Tom, served as co-captain of the 1987-88 Terriers alongside current head coach David Quinn. Tom Ryan is still a mainstay around the Terrier program, assuming the role of radio color commentator for BU hockey broadcasts since the 1992-93 season.