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