In early April 2019, forward Ryan Poehling held a magical night at the Bell Center. Before deciding to participate in the shootout, he took off a hat trick in the first professional game of the National Hockey League. Two years later, Poehling followed Laval Rocket to continue his apprenticeship in the American League.
He continued: “I have taken an important step now and have performed well recently. I hope this situation will continue when I have the opportunity to participate in the NHL competition again.
Poehling and Canadiens added 27 more experience games in the 2019-20 season, limited to two small points. Although the Rockets have scored 16 points in 21 games this season, the American forward also speculated that it would be surprising to remind him to play with big clubs before the end of this round, especially since the acquisition of the veteran center. Since Eric Starr.
The 22-year-old summed it up wisely: “I don’t think much about it. You have to compete with yourself to become your best player.” This is the focus of my attention. We have an excellent team here. team [à Laval]. In the American League, I will try my best to prove that I am a player. “
Rockets head coach Joël Bouchard liked his thoughts on Poehling and pointed out that he has learned a lot in the past two years since the famous game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on April 6, 2019.
“We love this player, he was selected at the end of the first round [NDLR: 25e au repêchage de 2017] Bouchard recalled that in the Canadian’s first game, he held a special meeting. It was amazing to see that game. Even for me, as a supporter, this is a wonderful moment. But the reality is that people must learn how to become experts. “
Poehling said: “In the past summer, I took it seriously and focused on doing the right thing on the ice.” I became stronger and stronger, which was very helpful for my game. I paid attention to details and won Fight, which helps me launch an offense. I also showed more consistency, and it will be rewarding. “
In Bouchard’s view, Pauline is now a more complete player and a better athlete.
The coach said: “We agree that Ryan’s success will not be purely offensive, as we saw in his first game, with three to four goals per game.” He is a player on the ice. And the more confident people on the ice journey. His doubts about the game became less and less, and he began to look for the secret of success. He thinks less, he plays more, he is on the straight line more, he is more determined. “