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Islanders, first-round pick Ryan Pulock come to terms

Saturday, 09.28.2013 / 6:40 PM

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Islanders, first-round pick Ryan Pulock come to terms

The New York Islanders announced Saturday that defenseman Ryan Pulock, their first-round pick (No. 15) in the 2013 NHL Draft, has agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract.

Pulock, a native of Dauphin, Manitoba, scored 45 points (14 goals, 31 assists) in 61 games last season with the Brandon Wheat Kings during his third Western Hockey League campaign. The 6-foot-1, 213-pound defenseman served as team captain as an 18-year-old with the Wheat Kings last season. In 2011-12, Pulock was named to the WHL East First All-Star Team after scoring 19 goals and finishing with 60 points in 71 games with Brandon.

He represented Canada at the 2012 Under-18 World Junior Championships, scoring two points (one goal, one assist) in six games to help the club earn a bronze medal.

The Islanders also announced their their sixth-round pick, center Alan Quine, has agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract

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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4