Luke DeCock

January 15, 2013

DeCock: Cane Ryan Murphy gets a look

This is what the Carolina Hurricanes have in the 12th overall pick in the 2011 draft: A 19-year-old defenseman with the kind of skill, speed and guile you can only find in the first round, but with raw fundamentals at the position and a teen’s body – 176 pounds on a 5-foot-11-inch frame – that may not yet be ready for the physical pounding an NHL defenseman takes.

Related content