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.
Honored to announce that I will begin my collegiate hockey career at St Cloud this upcoming fall! Excited to be playing with these two again
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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.”