Ryan Pulock

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Ryan Pulock
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Pulock with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in 2015
Born (1994-10-06) October 6, 1994 (age 28)
Grandview, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team New York Islanders
NHL Draft 15th overall, 2013
New York Islanders
Playing career 2014–present

Ryan Pulock (born October 6, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Pulock was drafted 15th overall by the Islanders in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Pulock was born in Dauphin, Manitoba, but grew up in Grandview, Manitoba.[1] He was drafted by the Brandon Wheat Kings in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, and played with them his entire major junior hockey career.[2] Pulock was selected by the New York Islanders in the first round (15th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The following season, Pulock was named to the 2014 WHL First All-Star Team.[3]

Professional[edit]

On September 28, 2013, Pulock was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders.[4] Pulock played three seasons with the Islanders American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers before earning playing time in the NHL. While playing with the Sound Tigers he was named to the All-Rookie Team[5] and named an AHL All-Star for two consecutive AHL seasons.[6]

Pulock earned his first NHL call-up of the 2015–16 season after Calvin de Haan was placed on injured reserve.[7] He made his NHL debut on February 28, 2016, against the Edmonton Oilers.[8] He recorded his first career NHL goal on March 17, in a 4–2 loss to the Nashville Predators.[9] Pulock also scored his first Stanley Cup playoff goal, a power play goal in Game 3 against the Florida Panthers, in the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Pulock began the 2016–17 season with the Islanders but sustained an injury at the beginning of the season,[10] and spent the rest of the year in the AHL.

The following season fared better for Pulock, who made the team out of training camp and played the entire season in the NHL. He re-signed with the Islanders on July 17, 2018.[6] During the 2018 offseason, Pulock volunteered as a guest instructor at Micheal Ferland's Hockey School in Brandon, Manitoba, alongside Brigette Lacquette, Harley Garrioch, Jens Meilleur, Zach Whitecloud, Tyler Plante, Shaq Merasty, Josh Elmes, and Joel Edmundson.[11]

In the 2018-19 season, new Islanders head coach Barry Trotz paired Pulock and former South Tigers teammate Adam Pelech.

On November 4, 2020, Pulock signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Islanders.[12]

On October 14, 2021, Pulock signed an eight-year, $49.2 million contract extension with the Islanders.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Pulock grew up in Grandview, Manitoba with his brothers Brock, Derrick, and parents Dave and Tannis.[14] In 2010, while driving to see his older brother play hockey, Pulock's family got into a car accident, killing his brother Brock.[8][15]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Parkland Rangers MMHL 39 9 9 18 8 3 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 63 8 34 42 4 6 2 4 6 2
2011–12 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 71 19 41 60 20 9 3 2 5 0
2012–13 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 61 14 31 45 22
2013–14 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 66 23 40 63 18 9 2 2 4 6
2013–14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 3 0 1 1 2
2014–15 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 54 17 12 29 6
2015–16 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 51 7 17 24 12
2015–16 New York Islanders NHL 15 2 2 4 5 6 1 2 3 0
2016–17 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 55 15 31 46 18
2016–17 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2017–18 New York Islanders NHL 68 10 22 32 14
2018–19 New York Islanders NHL 82 9 28 37 22 8 0 1 1 4
2019–20 New York Islanders NHL 68 10 25 35 14 22 2 8 10 6
2020–21 New York Islanders NHL 56 2 15 17 8 19 4 2 6 4
2021–22 New York Islanders NHL 56 5 16 21 2
NHL totals 346 38 108 146 65 55 7 13 20 14
Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World U18 Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Czech Republic

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada Western U17 6th 5 1 0 1 2
2012 Canada U18 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 6 1 1 2 0
2018 Canada WC 4th 8 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 11 2 1 3 2
Senior totals 8 0 1 1 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
WHL
First All-Star Team (East) 2012, 2014 [16][17]
AHL
AHL All-Rookie Team 2015 [5]
AHL All-Star Classic 2016, 2017 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PULOCK ENJOYS LIFE AS A WHEAT KING". wheatkings.com. December 18, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2018. Born in Dauphin, but raised 30 minutes away in Grandview,
  2. ^ "WHEAT KINGS CHOOSE 11 AT BANTAM DRAFT". wheatkings.com. April 29, 2009. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "PULOCK ON 1ST ALL STAR TEAM". wheatkings.com. March 20, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Isles agree to terms with Pulock on entry level deal". New York Islanders. September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "RYAN PULOCK NAMED TO 2014-15 AHL ALL-ROOKIE TEAM". soundtigers.com. April 8, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Islanders sign Ryan Pulock to two-year deal". sportsnet.ca. July 17, 2018. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  7. ^ Wright, Cory (February 22, 2018). "Pulock's Defense Earns Isles Call-Up". NHL.com. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Tait, Ed (February 28, 2016). "Patient Pulock gets his shot". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Neal, Johansen lead Predators over Islanders 4-2". cbssports.com. March 17, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Ryan Pulock to miss 4-6 weeks for Islanders". NHL.com. October 22, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  11. ^ "First ever Micheal Ferland Hockey School to be held in Brandon". bdnmb.ca. BDNMD. March 3, 2018. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  12. ^ "Islanders Sign Pulock". NHL.com. November 4, 2020. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  13. ^ Compton, Brian (October 14, 2021). "Pulock agrees to contract with Islanders". NHL.com. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  14. ^ Lawless, Gary (June 29, 2013). "NHL prospect Pulock a solid kid with a hard shot". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  15. ^ Giroday, Gabrielle (March 30, 2010). "Teen hockey player killed". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  16. ^ "WHL East All-Star award finalists". Western Hockey League. May 4, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  17. ^ "WHL Announces All-Stars & Awards". Western Hockey League. April 2, 2014. Archived from the original on March 24, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2014.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by New York Islanders first round pick
2013
Succeeded by