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Wednesday, January 30, 2013


#8. Ryan Pulock

At 6'1 and 211 lbs Ryan is raising eyebrows among some of the best scouts in the business. It's always a question if a defencemen is worth the risk as a early 1st round pick but with todays salary cap era, finding a defencemen on your own and developing early can pay a high reward. A marquee defenseman for the Wheat Kings, Ryan is projected to be an early first round selection in this year's 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Considered an elite two way defenseman, he is gifted on both ends of the ice. 

Ryan has a NHL caliber shot that has been already recognized by the scouts. His hockey sense is through the roof. Some even have said they see Ryan  as the "smartest" defenseman in his draft class. His passing is quick and accurate. All aspects of Pulock's game have made him a can't-miss prospect. for any team in the first round this year of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Only question remains is how early he gets selected. 

Ryan tells how the speed and the size of the players, when he entered the league was difficult in the WHL as he wasn’t as big as he is now. He says  it was a bit of a struggle to move guys out of the front of the net, but after putting on a few pounds it’s helped him in that area of the game. Ryan also was named captain, a honour few hockey players receive at a young age let alone defencemen.

Scouts and Ryan himself all agree the strongest part of his game is his shot, and offensive ability to carry the puck. A strong worker on his physical body as well, Ryan knows it takes a strong core and strong legs to compete at the highest levels of hockey. A avid follower of hockey, Pulock like to follow Keith Yandle because of his puck moving ability and being consistent in the defensive zone. Sounds like another player the Oilers may have interest in on defence should he be available when it comes their turn to make a selection at this summers entry draft.

 SeasonTeamLeagueGPGATPPIM+/-    Postseas.GPGATPPIM+/- 
 2009-10 Parkland Rangers MMHL3999188| Playoffs30110 
 2010-11 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL638344242| Playoffs62462-2 
  Canada Western U17 WHC-1751012|       
 2011-12 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL711941602033| Playoffs93250
  Canada U18 WJC-1861120-3|       
 2012-13  Brandon Wheat Kings  WHL39102131182|      

SeasonAwards by season
2011-2012U18 WJC Bronze Medal
 WHL (East) First All-Star Team
 Awards by league
U18 WJC Bronze Medal 11/12
WHL (East) First All-Star Team 11/12

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