Thursday, June 27, 2013

2013 NHL Draft Profile: Tucker Poolman

With the 2013 NHL Entry Draft just a few days away, TOE continues its profile series featuring UND's committed recruits who could hear their names called during Sunday's draft. Next up is current Omaha Lancer (USHL) defenseman Tucker Poolman of East Grand Forks, MN.

Photo: by Steve Loop
Player Profiles:
Player Rankings:
  • No. 172: Future Considerations
What People Are Saying:
  • Future Considerations: "a good-sized defenseman who patrols his own zone well...real upside is in his intriguing, but raw, offensive potential...if he's able to put together his package, the reward is big."
  • Mike Aikens, former Omaha Lancers head coach: "A lot of NHL scouts have been calling about Tucker, and a lot of them have been in the building this year. I think he could be a great later-round draft pick. He’s just scratching the surface of how good he can be."
  • Omaha World-Herald: "a reliable, steady player who also brings a solid offensive game. With his size and strength, expect Poolman to play in all situations."

Previous Draft Profiles:
Gage Ausmus
Luke Johnson

*Special thanks to these scouting services who granted permission to use their scouting reports for this profile series:
Hockey Prospect
Future Considerations

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