CHN Staff Report
Notre Dame junior forward Ryder Rolston has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.
“To Notre Dame, dating back to the first time that I stepped on campus, I knew that this was a unique and special place that didn’t compare to anywhere else,” Rolston said. “As a person, I have grown, developed, and matured both on and off the ice. Nothing will compare to the relationships that I have made here and that will last a lifetime.”
Rolston finished with 20 points in his final season with the Irish, scoring seven goals and 13 assists before being sidelined with injury for the last month of the season. In 93 games played in his career at ND, he had 53 points on 18 goals and 35 assists.
A 2020 fifth round draft pick by the Colorado Avalanche, Rolston’s rights were later traded to Chicago at the 2021 trade deadline.
Rolston’s father, Brian, played two seasons at Lake Superior State, winning the 1992 national championship under current Notre Dame coach Jeff Jackson. Brian Rolston went on to play over 1200 NHL games.