Brandon Wheat Kings
Ice hockey player
| October 10, 1996 (age 19)
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, CAN (1996-10-10) |
147th overall, 2015
New York Islanders
Brandon Wheat Kings (#6 / Defenseman)
Ryan Pilon (born October 10, 1996) is a former Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He played in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Brandon Wheat Kings. Months after being drafted, Pilon announced his intentions to quit hockey. Projected as a potential first round pick, Pilon's ranking fell significantly leading up to the 2015 NHL draft.
Pilon was selected 3rd overall by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. He played with the Hurricanes until early into the 2013–14 WHL season when he was traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings. While skating with the Wheat Kings, Pilon's high-end play was rewarded when he was invited to skate in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
Pilon won a bronze medal with Team Canada at the inaugural 2012 Winter Youth Olympics, and he competed at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge as a member of the Canada West team. At the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Pilon helped Team Canada win gold, and he was also a member of the Canadian team which captured the bronze medal at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships.
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