#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.
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