We’ve all waited for Ryan Pulock’s NHL debut, but no one has waited for it longer than the man himself. After patiently waiting for his chance, the pride of Dauphin, Manitoba is set to skate in the NHL for the first time on Sunday. In honor of Pulock’s NHL debut, here are seven essential facts about the 21-year-old.
1 - FROM DAUPHIN, MANITOBA, CANADA, APPROXIMATELY THREE-AND-A-HALF HOURS NORTHWEST OF WINNIPEG.
2 - 15TH OVERALL PICK IN THE 2013 DRAFT.
3 - PLAYED 4 SEASONS FOR THE BRANDON WHEAT KINGS OF THE WHL, SCORING 210 POINTS (64G, 146A) IN 261 GAMES. CAPTAINED THE WHEAT KINGS IN FINAL TWO SEASONS.
4 - SCORED 17 GOALS IN ROOKIE SEASON FOR BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS, LEADING ALL AHL ROOKIE DEFENSEMEN IN GOALS.
5 - TWO-TIME AHL ALL-STAR.
6 - ARMED WITH A 105 MPH SLAP SHOT.
7 - SCORED THE ISLANDERS' FIRST PRESEASON GOAL AT BARCLAYS CENTER.