Red Bull Salzburg U18 2000-born forward Ryan Savage announced via Twitter that he has verbally committed to play college hockey at Miami:
Proud to announce my commitment to Miami University hockey. Thank you to all of the coaches and teammates who have helped me #Brotherhood— Ryan Savage (@ryansavage49) January 31, 2016
If you're any sort of a Miami hockey fan, you're likely familiar with his father, Brian Savage, who starred for the then Redskins of Miami for three seasons, culminating with a 58-point junior season in which he was named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. He then had a 674-game NHL career, including eight seasons with the Montreal Canadiens.
The younger Savage is more than just a legacy recruit. We wrote this brief scouting report on him in the lead up to last year's WHL Bantam Draft, where Savage was selected in the fourth round by Everett, though likely fell a few rounds due to his NCAA connections.
Since then, Savage moved from the Phoenix area to Switzerland, where he has been playing this season with Red Bull Salzburg's U18 team, and putting up very good offensive numbers.
Savage is Miami's second 2000-born recruit, joining the son of another CCHA and NHL alum in Detroit Honeybaked's Johnny Gruden.