Ryan, Conacher pop the question during Olympic break

Bobby Ryan spent a good part of the past two months dealing with criticisms that he wasn’t intense enough.

Bobby Ryan spent a good part of the past two months dealing with criticisms that he wasn’t intense enough.

Well, Ryan is definitely engaged now.

Ryan the romantic popped the question to his girlfriend, Danielle, at the top of the Eiffel Tower during the Olympic break.

“I got nervous right beforehand, for about 30 seconds, but that was about it,” he said. “It was just a normal, quick 15-second proposal and she said yes and it was so windy, we had to get off anyway. It was too cold to be up there.”

While Ryan says he surprised his fiancee with the timing of the proposal, he says he’s steering clear of planning the wedding.

“I’m out,” he said. “I told her once I handed that over, the rest is on you. Just tell me when and where to be and one night I can get the guys together for a golfing bachelor party. That’s about it, though.”

Perhaps the trickiest part of the proposal was figuring out the precise timing with teammate Cory Conacher, who got engaged to his girlfriend, Shaynen, at roughly the same time on the same day, in Turks and Caicos.

“With the way social media is now, we didn’t want one of the girls to find out in the morning and then have all afternoon to be pissed off at the other guy,” Ryan said.

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