John Ramage lets his play do the talking as Flames prospect

Flames prospect John Ramage. (JIM WELLS/QMI Agency file photo)

Flames prospect John Ramage. (JIM WELLS/QMI Agency file photo)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:12 AM ET

CALGARY - Over a phone line from the University of Wisconsin, you get the sense John Ramage is not your prototypical captain.

He’s soft-spoken.

Shy, even.

As a teammate, he doesn’t sound like the kind of guy who will fill your ear.

As a reporter, he certainly won’t fill your notepad.

“I don’t think you would put him in the category of being a classic orator — let’s put it that way,” confirmed Wisconsin Badgers head coach Mike Eaves, whose resumé includes 117 regular-season outings with the NHL’s Calgary Flames (1983-85) and a quarter-century behind the bench at the collegiate, junior or pro level.

“He’s very well thought out. He is soft-spoken. I think most of his leadership is done by example — the way he carries himself and the way he plays on the ice.

“(His teammates) know that he’s the kind of guy you want in your bunker. He’s the kind of guy you want to go to battle with.”


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