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Islanders 2013 Draft Central - Ryan Pulock and Curtis Lazar

by Greg Picker / New York Islanders
Offensive-defenseman Ryan Pulock has led Brandon defensemen in scoring in each of his three WHL seasons. This past season, Pulock’s 45 points (14 goals, 31 assists) tied for the team lead. After scoring 60 points in 2011-12 with the Wheat Kings, Pulock was named to the Eastern Conference WHL First All-Star Team. With an October birthday, Pulock is one of the oldest eligible players for this year’s draft and one of the few that has already played three Canadian Major Junior seasons.
Pos. D Shoots R
Ht. 6'0" Born 10/6/1994
Wt. 211 Hometown Grandview, MB
Ryan Pulock

Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Brandon 61 14 31 45 22
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Ryan Pulock is a slick, skilled puck-moving defenseman. Pulock is a very good skater who’s efficient and very mobile. He’s not afraid to carry the puck up ice and has a slap shot that is very hard and heavy which will help an NHL power play.

Two years ago, during his first full season in the Western Hockey League, Curtis Lazar helped the Oil Kings capture the WHL Championship with 19 points in 20 playoff games. This past season, Lazar’s regular season offensive production improved as he led the team with 38 goals. The Vernon, B.C. native and the Oil Kings went on another post-season run in 2013, but fell in the WHL Championship Series.

Pos. RW/C Shoots R
Ht. 6'0" Born 2/2/1995
Wt. 190 Hometown Vernon, BC
Curtis Lazar
Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Edmonton 72 38 23 61 47
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Curtis Lazar is a power forward-type of player that does his best work in the battle areas. Work ethic, passion and drive are words that help describe this player. Curtis will add that intangible grit to a scoring line.
Matt Donovan, Islanders defenseman
Drafted: 2008, NY Islanders (4th round, 96th overall)
“I was at home watching the second day of the draft on TV. I wasn’t on any draft lists so I didn’t really know if I was going to get drafted, but I knew it was a possibility. I actually didn’t get to see it announced live on TV since it happened during a commercial. I saw my name pop up on the computer and then got the call.”
Each day of the week leading up to the draft, will break down prospects from different leagues.

Monday: Europe
Tuesday: NCAA/USHL
Wednesday: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Thursday: Ontario Hockey League
Friday: Western Hockey League
Click here for the 2013 Draft Central archive.
Ryan Pulock and Curtis Lazar are the No. 5 and 6 ranked skaters out of the Western Hockey League for the 2013 NHL Draft.
1.  Colorado Avalanche
2.  Florida Panthers
3.  Tampa Bay Lightning
4.  Nashville Predators
5.  Carolina Hurricanes
6.  Calgary Flames
7.  Edmonton Oilers
8.  Buffalo Sabres
9.  New Jersey Devils
10. Dallas Stars
11. Philadelphia Flyers
12. Phoenix Coyotes
13. Winnipeg Jets
14. Columbus Blue Jackets
15. New York Islanders
Round 1: 15th overall
Round 3: 75th overall
Round 4: 105th overall
Round 5: 135th overall
Round 6: 165th overall
Round 7: 195th overall
1994 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Brett Lindros (1st round, 9th overall)
Jason Holland (2nd round, 38th overall)
Jason Strudwick (3rd round, 63rd overall)
Brad Lukowich (4th round, 90th overall)
Mark McArthur (5th round, 112th overall)
Albie O’Connell (5th round, 116th overall)
Jason Stewart (6th round, 142nd overall)
Mike Loach (8th round, 194th overall)
Peter Hogardh (8th round, 203rd overall)
Gord Walsh (9th round, 220th overall)
Kirk Dewaele (10th round, 246th overall)
Dick Tarnstrom (11th round, 272nd overall)

1995 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Wade Redden (1st round, 2nd overall)
Jan Hlavac (2nd round, 28th overall)
D.J. Smith (2nd round, 41st overall)
Vladimir Orszagh (5th round, 106th overall)
Andrew Taylor (7th round, 158th overall)
David MacDonald (9th round, 210th overall)
Mike Broda (9th round, 211th overall)

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