When Jamie Ram was growing up he played hockey in the Toronto area. As a younger brother, he usually got stuck in the net and he has been playing that position since he was 5 years old. Ram went on to attend Michigan Tech and was drafted by the New York Rangers as the 213th pick of the 1991 Entry Draft. He continued playing for the Huskies and studying Business Management for a further three years. In his last season, Ram was a first team all-star.
All he did that season was backstop a last place team to the second best defensive record. The Rangers assigned him to Binghamton for the 1994-95 season. His performance was good enough to earn Ram a call-up the following season to back up Glenn Healy. The Rangers intended to keep Jamie on the bench for their February 3, 1996 game in Denver but the poor play of Healy and his defense changed that thought. At 13:55 of the second period Ranger coach Colin Campbell had enough. Humanely, he removed Healy and inserted Jamie Ram between the pipes. In his first National Hockey League game Ram went to work. The Ranger defense tightened up to protect the rookie, resulting in only two Avalanche shots for the rest of the period. Satisfied, Campbell left Ram in nets for the third period where he stopped all seven shots. The Rangers sent Ram back to the minors shortly after his successful debut. His backup role ended with the healthy return of Mike Richter.
Ram left the Ranger system in 1997 to sign with the San Jose Sharks. The following year he would join the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. More recently, Jamie Ram has been involved in the international game with the Canadian National Team and club play in Japan.