Ryan helped lead Maine to NCAA title game

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets signed Maine
defenseman Prestin Ryan to a one-year deal Monday.

Ryan will be assigned to Syracuse, the club's American Hockey
League affiliate, for the Crunch's playoff run.

Ryan, 23, had four goals and 18 assists as a senior with a
school-record 148 penalty minutes. He helped Maine to a 33-8-3
record and a spot in the NCAA championship game, which the Black
Bears lost 1-0 to Denver on Saturday.

He had 11 goals, 35 assists and 359 penalty minutes in 119
career games at Maine.