Ryan Pulock

Darren Walker

Pulock is a big, cerebral defender who plays both sides of the puck. He has a smooth skating stride that generates a healthy amount of speed allowing him to join the rush and defend against faster opponents. He handles the puck well and does not bobble it regardless of the situation, receiving passes clean and efficiently. He’s effective, but does lack the ashy hand skills and lateral shiftiness to be able to go coast-to- coast with the puck. Pulock makes a strong rst pass and also shows the ability to shred apart a PK unit while quarterbacking a power play with his good vision. Is a shooter in the style of Al MacInnis with the hardest shot in the WHL, clocked at 101 MPH this past season. Pulock gets himself in great position to shoot and gets his shots through with immense regularity. His clapper is complimented by an accurate hard wrist shot with a quick release. He doesn’t back down from contact and has shown the willingness to step up to blow people up when they venture into the middle or into his zone with their heads down. Pulock plays hard in the corners but doesn’t let himself get too physical, giving up body position. A true leader on and off the ice, he leads by example and is a calm and composed kid with ‘it’. He’s a guy you want on your club and his intangibles are what proves he is a driven kid that is sure to be a pro. He thinks the game better than most draft eligible defenseman and his two-way abilities are very impressive. If he can add a bit of tenacity and intensity to his game on a consistent basis he will be a scary good NHL defenseman. He controls the game in front of him and plays his position very well. (May 2013)