Flames draft defenseman Ryan Culkin in the 4th round. (124 overall)
Height: 6' 1"
Born: December 15, 1993
Born in: Montreal, QC, CAN
Former/Current Team: Quebec Remparts
A hard-working two-way blue liner, Culkin has steadily improved during his time in the QMJHL. A strong skater with a low panic threshold, these skills serve him well at both ends of the ice. Sometimes guilty of trying to do too much on the ice, he has good size and has become more confident moving the puck as well as carrying it on the rush.
He's a gym rat. He came first at the NHL combine at the VO2Max test. He's a hard worker and has a great work ethic. Not the most talented defenseman available from the Q but his work ethic helped being the 4th QMJHL chosen in this draft.