Ryan Poehling


Birthdate: 1999-01-03
Birthplace: Lakeville, Minnesota, USA
Shoots: Left
Height: 6′-2″
Weight: 197 lbs
NHL Draft: 2017 | Round 1 | 25th overall
Waivers Eligibility: 2023-24 or 160 NHL GP


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2015-16Lincoln StarsUSHL922404
2016-17St. Cloud StateNCHC35761312-8
2017-18St. Cloud StateNCHC36141731304
2018-19St. Cloud StateNCHC36823313412
2018-19Montreal CanadiensNHL130303
2019-20Laval RocketAHL3658136-2
2019-20Montreal CanadiensNHL271124-4
2020-21Montreal CanadiensNHL


An explosive two-way pivot who understands the game at an elite level. Poehling has a powerful explosive skating stride through his first couple of steps and above-average speed. Poehling utilizes his cross overs to generate power and speed aided by his great skating mechanics. His puck protection skills are one of his better assets as he is able to stickhandle and keep control along the boards or in open ice. Poehling’s overall work down low below the goal line offensively or defensively is creative and efficient. His playmaking and vision in the offensive zone are excellent as he can thread the needle through traffic for a back door play especially on the man advantage. He prefers to use a quick snapshot but can also fire off a full-fledge wrist shot with great accuracy and good velocity. – JD

Hockey IQ – 60

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Physicality – 45

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Puck Skills – 55

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Shooting – 50

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Skating – 55

Rating: 3 out of 5.


“A do-it-all power-center…good straight-line speed but could work on his first couple steps… he makes up for foot speed with great hockey sense, and his strong worth ethic…controls the puck well, protects it nicely…has an uncanny knack of being in the right spot at the right time…has a quick, hard shot…possess a strong one-timer as he reads the play incredibly well, and positions himself effectively…makes good passes and is able to create offense…makes pro-type plays…high compete-level, 200 ft. player…hard on the forecheck, takes great angles to pucks and battles hard down-low and along the boards…isn’t afraid to mix it up, and get to the dirty areas of the ice…solid in the face-off circle…” – Aaron Vickers (Future Considerations)

“He is a very strong skater, with hands that can keep up with his feet for quickness. His two-way game was already advanced when he was drafted and has continued to impress as he can play a shutdown game in his own zone. His offensive game is not dynamic, but strong enough to be a factor and earn some power play time going forward. He projects as a middle six center on a very good team.” – (McKeen’s Hockey)