The native of Cherry Hill, N.J., is hoping to make it worth their while.
Ryan leads the Senators with 37 points (14 goals, 23 assists).
"I guess I've been trying to round my game into more of a two-way game; that's what they had asked me to do last year," Ryan said. "The points would come but they wanted me to be a little more trustworthy in some situations. I asked for that responsibility and I think I've tightened things up a little more defensively and it has allowed me to be more creative offensively; I've had more opportunities than I'm used to."