Third Star: Ryan Pulock
Stats: 2 Assists, 47:00 TOI
Trotz’s fellow Dauphin, Manitoba native would be trusted by the Isles coach to play big minutes in any situation; 5on5, power play, or on the penalty kill.
This week, Ryan Pulock played 47 minutes of total ice time. He played 21:15 against the Leafs and a team-high 25:45 against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Over the season, Pulock leads the team in 5on5 ice time with 19:01, he also leads all Islanders defensemen in power-play time on ice with 5:13, and is sixth in short-handed ice time with 3:45.
Pulock also picked up two points from the Isles two games this week. Bringing his total on the year to seven. Putting him on a pace of 32 points. That’s still short of his career-high 37 points from last year. But it’s clear that playing all those minutes haven’t been detrimental to his play.
Over the week, the Islanders let in seven goals through two games. With all the minutes that Pulock played, you’d think he’d of been on the ice for a few of them. He was on the ice for William Nylander‘s goal on Wednesday. That’s it. Just one.
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Every NHL team needs that work-horse on the blueline. Ryan Pulock has been that guy. Usage as well as his top-quality play this week proved it, in case you weren’t sure.