Canadiens select Ryan Poehling with pick No. 25 at NHL Draft

The Montreal Canadiens use their first round pick at number 25 to take St. Cloud State Centremen Ryan Poehling.

The Montreal Canadiens have selected forward Ryan Poehling 25th overall during the 2017 NHL Draft.

The 6-foot-3, 185-lb centreman fast-tracked through high school in order to join his twin brothers at St. Cloud State, where the trio skated on the same line.

He saw his share of challenges as a 17-year-old facing tough older competition, but still managed to register seven goals and six assists in 35 NCAA games as a rookie in 2016-17—stats that should rise next year as he continues develop.

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“I think he has great range,” David Gregory of Central Scouting said in January. “He’s got a nice long, strong stride. Uses good puck protection, long reach. He can be effective in traffic, out of traffic. I like his vision and where he creates. … You can see growth. When he plays with better people he gets better. Really nice upside with this player.”

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