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Getting to Know: Ryan Pulock, Linus Soderstrom

by Cory Wright / New York Islanders

With so many new and young faces around the Coliseum, is helping you get to know the Islanders prospects. Check back daily for more Q and A's, as well as full Mini Camp coverage.

Ryan Pulock was the Islanders 2013 first-round pick and is the teams’ undisputed king of the bus trip. Pulock’s junior team, the Brandon Wheat Kings, is the Western Hockey League’s most eastern team, travelling up to 22 hours on a bus for road games. His tolerance of lengthy road trips is legendary, but what you may not know about Ryan is…

Favorite Player: Sidney Crosby

Favorite Player Growing Up:
Also Crosby

Favorite Team (Growing Up): Buffalo Sabres

Longest Junior Bus Trip: 22 hours (Brandon, MB to Prince George, BC/Portland, OR)

How do you pass time on the bus: Hang out with the guys, go on the phone.

Favorite kind of music: Country

Favorite Food: Steak

Cheat Day Meal: Chocolate Ice Cream

Twitter or Instagram: That's a tough one, but Twitter.

Linus Soderstrom
was the Islanders fourth-round pick in the NHL Draft last month. The 6’5, 196-pound Swede spent last season with Djurgarden’s junior club in the SuperElit league. His stats and size are on display, but what you may not know about Linus is his…

Favorite Player: Henrik Lundqvist

Favorite Player Growing Up:
Also Lundqvist

Favorite Team Growing Up: Djurgarden in Sweden, Pittsburgh in the NHL

Longest Junior Road Trip: 10 hours (Stockholm to Lulea, Sweden)

How do you pass time on the bus: Watch TV series on the iPad; play cards

Favorite Food: Gluten-free hamburger

Cheat Day Meal: Gluten-free hamburger

Favorite Music: House

Twitter or Instagram: That's a hard one. Can I say both?

You have to pick one...: Twitter

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