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Ryan Culkin | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/15/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
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The Calgary Flames' development camp scrimmage on Thursday was Ryan Culkin's (wrist) first competitive game since early February.
Culkin, who suffered a slice tendon in his wrist, had a goal and 18 points in 37 AHL contests in 2014-15. "I wanted to test it out. I wanted to see how it felt, and honestly, it felt great," Culkin said of his experience with the scrimmage. "I’ve been preparing for my first real game since right after my injury. I had to take two weeks off to heal, and from then on, I was just working on rehab and strengthening it. I’ve been on the ice for some time now, so I know my wrist can handle all the pressure, the passing, the shooting … It felt great (Thursday). It didn’t bother me at all, so I was really happy about that." His plan is wear Kevlar socks to protect his wrists for the remainder of his career. Jul 10 - 8:34 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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The Calgary Flames have used Ryan Culkin in four preseason games thus far.

Culkin is still a long shot to make the Flames' opening game roster, but he's certainly getting a long look. He's credited his training camp success to his work under then QMJHL Quebec Remparts coach Patrick Roy. Calgary Flames bench boss Bob Hartley can see why. "Patrick has always played basically the same system and I did, so for Ryan, the adjustment is kind of very easy," Hartley said. "I like what I see from Ryan. Talking about the body language, talking about the composure out there ... Here's a young man that I think has progressed, has gained muscle weight a lot through the last two seasons. That's the reason he's still with us."
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 10:02:00 AM

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.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 09:28:00 AM

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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