Ryan Pilon

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Template:Use mdy dates Template:Infobox ice hockey player 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.[1]

Pilon was selected 3rd overall by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.[2] He played with the Hurricanes until early into the 2013–14 WHL season when he was traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings.[3] While skating with the Wheat Kings, Pilon's high-end play[4] was rewarded when he was invited to skate in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.[5]


Pilon won a bronze medal with Team Canada at the inaugural 2012 Winter Youth Olympics,[6] and he competed at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge as a member of the Canada West team.[7] At the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Pilon helped Team Canada win gold,[8] and he was also a member of the Canadian team which captured the bronze medal at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships.[9]

Awards and honours

Honours Year
Winter Youth Olympic Games Bronze Medal 2012 [10]
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal 2013 [11]
IIHF World U18 Championship Bronze Medal 2014 [12]
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2015 [13]


  1. "Camp opens without Pilon". wheatkings.com. http://wheatkings.com/article/camp-opens-without-pilon. Retrieved September 4, 2015. 
  2. "Canes select Pilon and Duke in First round of 2011 Bantam Draft". lethbridgehurricanes.com. May 5, 2011. http://www.lethbridgehurricanes.com/article/canes-select-pilon-and-duke-in-first-round-of-2011-draft. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  3. "Hurricanes swing deal with Brandon for Pilon". lethbridgehurricanes.com. November 16, 2013. http://www.lethbridgehurricanes.com/article/hurricanes-swing-deal-with-brandon-for-pilon. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  4. Morreale, Mike G. (May 7, 2015). "Pilon has seen junior career take off with Wheat Kings". NHL.com. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=766472. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  5. Morreale, Mike G. (January 22, 2015). "McDavid, linemates excel in Top Prospects Game". NHL.com. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=750004. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  6. "Canada wins Bronze at Winter Youth Olymics". lethbridgehurricanes.com. January 21, 2012. http://www.lethbridgehurricanes.com/article/canada-wins-bronze-at-winter-youth-olymics. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  7. "80 CHL Players to Compete in 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge". CHL.ca. November 28, 2012. http://www.chl.ca/article/80-chl-players-to-compete-in-2013-world-under-17-hockey-challenge. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  8. "22 CHL Players Win Gold with Canada at U18 Ivan Hlinka". CHL.ca. August 10, 2013. http://www.chl.ca/article/22-chl-players-win-gold-with-canada-at-u18-ivan-hlinka. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  9. "Canada Captures Under-18 Bronze". April 27, 2014. http://www.seattlethunderbirds.com/article/canada-captures-under-18-bronze. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  10. "Canada Wins Bronze Medal at 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games". January 16, 2012. http://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/news/2012-nr-013-en. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  11. "Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team wins gold medal at 2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament". August 10, 2013. http://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/news/u18s-win-2013-ivan-hlinka-gold-medal. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  12. "Canada wins Bronze at 2014 World U18". theqmjhl.ca. April 27, 2014. http://theqmjhl.ca/canada-wins-bronze-at-2014-world-u18/. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  13. "CHL Top Prospects Game: Team Orr dominates Team Cherry". cbc.ca. January 23, 2015. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/chl-top-prospects-game-team-orr-dominates-team-cherry-1.2928992. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 

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