Getting to Know: Ryan Pulock, Linus Soderstrom
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Ryan Pulock was the Islanders 2013 first-round pick and is the teams’ undisputed king of the bus trip. Pulock’s junior team, the Brandon Wheat Kings, is the Western Hockey League’s most eastern team, travelling up to 22 hours on a bus for road games. His tolerance of lengthy road trips is legendary, but what you may not know about Ryan is…
Favorite Player: Sidney Crosby
Favorite Player Growing Up: Also Crosby
Favorite Team (Growing Up): Buffalo Sabres
Longest Junior Bus Trip: 22 hours (Brandon, MB to Prince George, BC/Portland, OR)
How do you pass time on the bus: Hang out with the guys, go on the phone.
Favorite kind of music: Country
Favorite Food: Steak
Cheat Day Meal: Chocolate Ice Cream
Twitter or Instagram: That's a tough one, but Twitter.
Linus Soderstrom was the Islanders fourth-round pick in the NHL Draft last month. The 6’5, 196-pound Swede spent last season with Djurgarden’s junior club in the SuperElit league. His stats and size are on display, but what you may not know about Linus is his…
Favorite Player: Henrik Lundqvist
Favorite Player Growing Up: Also Lundqvist
Favorite Team Growing Up: Djurgarden in Sweden, Pittsburgh in the NHL
Longest Junior Road Trip: 10 hours (Stockholm to Lulea, Sweden)
How do you pass time on the bus: Watch TV series on the iPad; play cards
Favorite Food: Gluten-free hamburger
Cheat Day Meal: Gluten-free hamburger
Favorite Music: House
Twitter or Instagram: That's a hard one. Can I say both?
You have to pick one...: Twitter