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Two-way defenseman who is having a tough time moving up the pro ranks.


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July 2018 – Culkin signed a one-year, AHL-ECHL deal with Laval Rocket. He spent the entire season in the ECHL as he regained a bit of his offensive presence. – Joel Henderson

July 2017 – Culkin split his time between the AHL and ECHL. His successes in the ECHL did not translate to the AHL this year as he was in fact passed by other blueliners. Culkin did not receive a qualifying offer from Calgary. – Joel Henderson

Oct 2016: Culkin has been slowly improving, but it will take some incredible jumps for him to move past other defenders on the depth chart for Stockton. He should be consistently in Stockton’s lineup, but will be saddled behind higher defensive draft picks. – Joel Henderson


Feb 2016 – Culkin gets the call and played his first game in the AHL this season against Bakersfield. He used his speed effectively to hinder potential break outs but made some mistakes positioning wise that led to chances. He will have to get used to the AHL again. – Joel Henderson


Nov 2015 – He has finally returned from his shoulder injury from the rookie tournament this summer. The priority for Culkin needs to be to find ways to remain healthy. He’s currently with the ECHL Thunder. – Joel Henderson


Sept 2015 – After having a disappointing end to last season with a wrist injury, this news comes as another morale busting blow to a promising young player. He will be out 6-8 weeks with a shoulder injury. Joel Henderson


February 2015 – Culkin has settled in nicely with the Adirondack Flames. He currently sits tied for the team points lead among defensemen while carrying a respectable plus-7. With 18 points in 37 games the youngster is also seventh in rookie scoring by AHL defensemen. Brad Wilson


March, 2013 – Culkin’s numbers in junior have popped big time, but much of that is the result of teammate Mikhail Grigorenko’s crazy first half. Grigs is up with the Sabres now, so Culkin’s numbers have corrected. – Dobber


November, 2012 – Ryan Culkin is a two-way defenseman who is a good skater. He has improved every year since entering the QMJHL and has taken a giant leap forward this year with 16 points in 16 games to go along with a plus-10 rating. What the future holds for Culkin remains to be seen, but his responsible defensive play along with the newly-found scoring touch makes him an intriguing prospect in the years to come. There will certainly be opportunities to move up the depth chart in Calgary.

Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 0.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 25, 1993
Height 6‘2”
Weight 200 lbs
Drafted 2012 Round 5; Overall: 124


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Deux-Rives U18 AAQM18AA- - -- -|        
  Lac St-Louis LionsQM18AAA13 2 24 4|Playoffs21 1 12
 2010-2011 Québec RempartsQMJHL40 6 511 12|Playoffs18 0 55
 2011-2012 Québec RempartsQMJHL60 6 1925 28|Playoffs10 0 77
 2012-2013 Québec RempartsQMJHL67 5 4045 46|Playoffs11 2 46 10 
  QMJHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 00 0|        
 2013-2014 Québec RempartsQMJHL38 5 3136 26|        
  Drummondville VoltigeursQMJHL27 3 1114 18|Playoffs11 2 911
 2014-2015 Adirondack FlamesAHL37 1 1718 18|        
 2015-2016 Stockton HeatAHL27 1 12 10|        
  Adirondack ThunderECHL33 0 88 28|        
 2016-2017 Stockton HeatAHL19 0 00 4|        
  Adirondack ThunderECHL16 1 1314 14|Playoffs6 1 34
 2017-2018 Fort Wayne KometsECHL53 11 2738 38|Playoffs12 1 56
 2018-2019 Laval RocketAHL10 1 01 8|        
  Maine MarinersECHL39 2 2022 32|        
 2019-2020 Laval RocketAHL8 0 00 6|        
  Maine MarinersECHL45 8 2533 20|        
 2020-2021 Bratislava CapitalsICEHL26 4 913 28|Playoffs5 0 00
 2021-2022 HC Orli ZnojmoICEHL48 11 2536 38|Playoffs6 1 23
 2022-2023 HC BolzanoICEHL48 3 2629 14|Playoffs19 2 57