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Ryan Donato

Born:April 9, 1996Draft:2014 Bruins 56th Overall
Hometown:Scituate, MassachusettsPosition:Center/Left Wing
Known For:Scored First Goal in Seattle Kraken HistoryShoots:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Chicago Blackhawks

Ryan Donato (born April 9, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. He was selected by the Boston Bruins in the second round, 56th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He has previously played for the Boston Bruins, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks and Seattle Kraken. Donato is the son of longtime NHL player Ted Donato. On October 12, 2021, Donato scored the first goal in Kraken franchise history in a 4–3 loss against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Ryan Donato, Seattle Kraken
Ryan Donato, Seattle Kraken (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Ryan Donato Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
February 20, 2019 Fifth-Round Pick
(Cade Webber)
Charlie Coyle
October 5, 2020Third-Round Pick
(Luca Munzenberger)

Deeper Dive


  • USHL All-USA Hockey First Team (2015)
  • IIHF U20 World Juniors Bronze Medal (2016)
  • ECAC All-Tournament Team (2017)
  • All-ECAC Second Team (2017)
  • All Ivy League First Team (2017)
  • Ivy League Player of the Year (2017)
  • AHCA East First Team All-America (2018)
  • Hobey Baker Finalist (2018)
  • ECAC Player of the Year (2018)