With the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Fansided Mock Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets select defensemen Ryan Pulock from the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL.
Pulock has put up some impressive numbers as a defensemen for the Wheat Kings, this past season he scored 14 goals, and added 31 assists for a total of 45 points in 61 games played. In 2011-12 he scored 19 goals, and assisted on 41 goals for a total of 60 points in 71 games played.
As you can see from his stats, Pulock has a knack for the offensive zone. As you will see in the video below, this kid can flat out play hockey.
I hope you see now why I chose to pick Pulock for the Columbus Blue Jackets with the 14th pick. He is an offensive minded defensemen, who can move the puck up the ice with ease. Pulock also has a rocket of a shot from the point, which will come in handy in the future when he is the quarterback of the power play. Oh, he can hit too.
Mike Morreale, who picked Pulock for the Blue Jackets in a Mini-Mock Draft, says this…
The 6-foot, 211-pound blueliner offers one of the best shots of the entire draft; enjoys a physical game
The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t necessarily need a defensemen, but picking Pulock with the 14th pick is a no-brainer with how deep this draft is with talent. Don’t forget the Blue Jackets have two more picks in the first round. Stay tuned to see who I pick next in the NHL Fansided Mock Draft.
Check out our progression so far in the NHL Fansided Mock Draft.