Islanders sign Ryan Pulock to two-year deal

Detroit Red Wings center Frans Nielsen (51) dives to block a New York Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) shot in the third period of an NHL hockey game. (Paul Sancya/AP)

The New York Islanders have signed defenceman Ryan Pulock to a two-year contract. Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

The Dauphin, Man., native recorded a career-high 32 points in 68 games for the Islanders last season, finishing second among the team’s defencemen in scoring. In total, Pulock has played in 84 career NHL games, recording 36 points. The 23-year-old has brief post-season experience, too, scoring one goal and adding two assists in six Stanley Cup playoff games.

Pulock showed flashes of brilliance playing for the Islanders’ AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, tallying 100 points across 163 games. He totalled 46 points for the Sound Tigers during the 2016-17 season, helping him earn his second consecutive selection to the AHL All-Star Classics.

The six-foot-two, 214-pound defenceman played his junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL, totalling 210 points in 261 games. In each of his final three seasons with the Wheat Kings, Pulock was named to the WHL First All-Star Team, representing the Eastern Conference.

Pulock has played internationally for Hockey Canada at the 2018 World Championship, and was a bronze medal winner with Team Canada at the 2012 world junior championship.

July 17, 2018

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Ryan Pulock
Defence
AGE: 24
LENGTH:
2 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Re-signing
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