2017 NHL Entry Draft

Ryan Poehling

RYAN POEHLINGUSA

MONTREAL • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 25

 

Previous Team: St. Cloud State Huskies (NCHC)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 20

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-2 • Weight: 185 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Jan. 3, 1999 • Hometown: Lakeville, Minn.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Teams: Lakeville North (Minn. HS); Lincoln (USHL)
USHL Futures Draft: 2015 by Lincoln (Round 1, No. 1 Overall)
NCAA Debut: Oct. 14, 2016 (St. Cloud at Minnesota State)
First NCAA Goal: Oct. 28, 2016 (St. Cloud vs. Alabama-Huntsville)

IN THE NEWS:
Picked to Play for USA in World Under-18
Left High School Early for College Hockey
Is One-Third of an Impressive Brother Trio

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "There are parts of his game that are beyond where they should be. But that being said, college hockey was not too good for him. He played in one of the best conferences, and even though he didn't excel at times, the pace of the game was never too fast for him." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Good all-around player. He has speed, skills, and hockey sense. A powerful stride showing different speeds. Good puck skills and shots, can make plays. Size, strength and balance are good and will get better as he continues to grow. Very good upside with this player." (Phil Myre, ISS Scout)

• "He plays a really mature game; he’s a very smart player. Hockey sense is probably the best asset, really responsible defensively, supports pucks very well, he anticipates plays, always around the puck." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "I don’t know how much offensive upside he has but I like him. I like guys with more skill than what he has over him, but in fairness, if he had gone to the USHL he might've had 70 points." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Strong on the puck and aggressive in pursuit. He excels at using his frame to protect the puck while using his vision to see the ice and create scoring chances. Has a long, powerful stride and very good first-step explosion." (Red Line Report)