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Fantasy Summary

Top-six two-way center.


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March 2020 – Poehling has split his first professional year between the NHL and the AHL. He has struggled to produce in both leagues putting up 13 points in 36 AHL games and an unimpressive 2 points in 27 NHL games. Outside of his production issues in the NHL Poehling has not been a liability on the ice, he has a 50.1 CF% being on the ice for almost the exact amount of shot attempts for and against. 

In the AHL he has had offensive flashes as he put up 4 game point streak early in the season, as well as 6 points in the 5 games leading up to his 2nd call-up. However, this is where there is cause for concern, in the rest of the games this season he has 4 points in 27 games. He has most recently been playing top 6 minutes for the Rockets. In a recent interview with La Presse, Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin said that the organization does not view Ryan Poehling has a future potential top-6 center. Pablo Ruiz

April 2019 – Poehling certainly garnered a lot of attention following a stellar performance at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship this year. He led all North American skaters with five goals and eight points in seven games. Poehling made another huge splash playing in the final game for the Montreal Canadiens this campaign. In his NHL debut, he scored a hat trick followed by a goal in the shootout. Keep him on your fantasy radar as there is a lot to be excited about regarding the Habs’ future forward. Jesse Sherman

June 2018 – Poehling had himself a terrific sophomore season. He became a leader for St. Cloud State, dominating the NCAA at even-strength, and represented the USA at the World Junior Championships. Still very young and raw, Poehling will continue to develop at the college level and look to become stronger and more explosive before the option to turn pro presents itself at seasons end. He is well on the path to becoming the big center the Canadiens have been sorely lacking for seemingly forever. Mike Barrett

May 2017 – As a 17-year-old playing NCAA hockey at St. Cloud State with his two older brothers against much older players, Poehling acquitted himself well but saw limited ice time. He bookended his decent rookie NCAA season with two strong international showings with USA at the Hlinka and U-18 tournaments against the elite players in his own age group and was excellent.

Poehling is a versatile forward; a play a two way game and has a well-balanced game. He is a good skater with quick acceleration, has good size and is strong on the puck. He has offensive vision and can make plays as well as bury scoring chances. A well rounded player that does everything well, but isn’t great at anything.  Peter Harling

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 9.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 3, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 200 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 1; Overall: 25

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Lakeville North HighUSHS-MN24 11 1627 21|Playoffs3 0 66
  Lakeville North HighMN State3 0 22 0|        
 2014-2015 Team Kelly USA-S155 3 03 -|        
  Lakeville North HighMN State3 1 12 0|        
  Lakeville North HighUSHS-MN25 14 2438 12|Playoffs3 1 89 14 
  Team MAP South Hockey UMHSEHL20 3 25 20|Playoffs3 1 12
 2015-2016 Lakeville North HighUSHS-MN25 20 3454 10|Playoffs3 1 78
  Team MAP South Hockey UMHSEHL20 6 1420 12|        
  Lincoln StarsUSHL9 2 24 0|        
 2016-2017 St. Cloud State Univ.NCAA35 7 613 12|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP9 4 26 4|        
  Team Columbia USA-S175 2 35 -|        
  USA U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 4 26 6|        
  USA U18WJC-187 3 25 6|        
 2017-2018 St. Cloud State Univ.NCAA36 14 1731 30|        
  USA U20WJC-207 1 23 0|        
 2018-2019 St. Cloud State Univ.NCAA36 8 2331 34|        
  Montréal CanadiensNHL1 3 03 0|        
  USA U20WJC-207 5 38 2|        
 2019-2020 Montréal CanadiensNHL27 1 12 4|        
  Laval RocketAHL36 5 813 6|        
 2020-2021 Laval RocketAHL- - -- -|        

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