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Ryan Culkin | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (20) / 12/15/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196

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Ryan Culkin has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames.
Culkin was taken in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by Calgary. He has eight goals and 50 points in 65 QMJHL games this season. Mar 28 - 9:28 AM

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Ryan Culkin has already surpassed his 2011-12 point total in the QMJHL.

Culkin has three goals and 27 points in 33 games with the Quebec Remparts. That's good enough to put him in a tie for fourth place among QMJHL blueliners. "Honestly, I’d just say I’m playing with a lot more confidence, especially since I went to the (Flames’ development camp in July)," Culkin said. " Practicing with the level of players that were on the ice opened my eyes and showed me that I can compete with those guys and I can play at that level. So I’m playing with a lot more confidence. I’m joining the rush a lot more. I’m taking more shots on net. Everything’s going my way." That's all great news for the Calgary Flames, especially seeing as they only had to spend a fifth round pick on him in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 08:54:00 AM

Ryan Culkin is off to a great start with the QMJHL Quebec Remparts.

Culkin has three goals and 14 points in 14 games. Legendary goaltender Patrick Roy is the coach of his team and Culkin credits him with his development. "Ryan is a good offensive defenceman. He plays well defensively, also," Roy said. "He plays first-string on the powerplay and also first-string on the penalty-killing. He reads the play well and transitions well. He logs major minutes, too, because his cardio is above-average. He will continue to work on the strength of his shot and upper-body strength in order to accomplish his dream of playing in the NHL." The Flames took him in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 10:15:00 AM

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