Brandon, MB. -- Some great news for
western Manitoba hockey fans Monday as Wheat Kings captain Ryan Pulock
is on his way home to Brandon.
first round draft choice (15th overall) of the Islanders in last June's
National Hockey League Draft, the 19-year old Grandview product is on
his way back to the Wheat Kings after being reassigned by New York
WHL Eastern Conference All Star, Pulock is expected to be in the Brandon
lineup Wednesday night when the Wheat Kings kick off a 5-game home
stand against the defending Eastern Conference Champion Edmonton Oil
signing an Entry Level contract with the Islanders on Saturday, by
scoring his first ever NHL goal in Sunday night's 4-1 victory over the
Senators in Ottawa.
3-year WHL veteran, Pulock scored eight goals and 42 points in 63 games
for the Wheat Kings in 2012-13 to share the team scoring lead with Tim
McGauley. In 195 career games, the 6'1" 213 lb. blueliner has scored 41
goals and 147 points and has led Brandon defencemen in scoring for three
42 points as a rookie in 2010-11 established a new club record for
16-year old defencemen, breaking the previous standard set by Wade
Redden (39) in 1993-94.
he was chosen by the Islanders in June, Pulock became the third Wheat
King defenceman to be chosen by the Isles in the first round of the NHL
Entry Draft, joining Redden (1995) and current Winnipeg Jets' general
manager Kevin Cheveldayoff ( 1988).
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)
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