2013 NHL Entry Draft Preview: Fitness Testing Results from the Scouting Combine, Part 3

Draft prospects perform as many reps as possible of 150 pounds on the bench press at the 2013 NHL Scouting Combine in Toronto. Photo courtesy of - - bluejackets.nhl.com

The annual "Game Time" Entry Draft Preview continues with this recap of fitness testing results -- including hand grip strength, push and pull strength, bench press and upper body power as measured by the distance a 4 kg medicine ball can be thrown -- at the NHL Scouting Combine, conducted in Toronto during the last week of May.

NOTES ON PROSPECT TEST RESULTS

Information about the testing process used at the Scouting Combine can be found in the following document:

Detailed Assessment Protocols For NHL Entry Draft Players, N. Gledhill, Ph.D. and V. Jamnik, M.Sc., York University, Toronto, 2007.

Grip Strength: The subject adjusts a hand grip dynamometer to his hand size, fully extends his arm and squeezes the dynamometer as forcefully as possible. The test is conducted on both hands. "Protocols," pg. 6

Upper Body Push and Pull Strength: The Strength Metre measures the upper body actions of push and pull. Three trials of each action are performed with a rest interval between each action. It is important that a maximal effort be exerted during each action without jerking. "Protocols," pg. 6

Bench Press Repetitions (150 lb): Conducted using a standard padded bench with 150 lb of free weights (including the barbell) in time with the metronome. "Protocols," pg. 6

Seated Medicine Ball Throw: The seated medicine ball throw is a measure of upper-body (arm) power. It is conducted using a standard 4 kg (~ 8 lb) medicine ball. "Protocols," pg. 7

RIGHT HAND GRIP
PLAYER CLUB LEAGUE PS SH HT WT FIN RK RESULT
1. Hudson Fasching USA U-18 USHL RW R 6' 02" 214 70 NA 169 pounds
2. Remi Elie London OHL LW L 6' 01" 200 71 NA 167 pounds
3. William Carrier Cape Breton QMJHL LW L 6' 01" 198 18 NA 155 pounds
4. Ryan Pulock Brandon WHL D R 6' 01" 211 12 NA 154 pounds
5. Kerby Rychel Windsor OHL LW L 6' 01" 200 17 NA 152 pounds
6. Bogdan Yakimov Penza / Izhevsk RUS 2 C L 6' 05" 202 11 EU 150 pounds
7. Marko Dano Slovan Bratislava KHL C L 5' 11" 183 12 EU 149 pounds
Adam Tambellini Surrey BCHL LW L 6' 02" 170 42 NA 149 pounds
9. Mirco Mueller Everett WHL D L 6' 04" 185 9 NA 148 pounds
10. Adam Erne Quebec QMJHL LW L 6' 01" 198 26 NA 145 pounds
LEFT HAND GRIP
PLAYER CLUB LEAGUE PS SH HT WT FIN RK RESULT
1. Ryan Pulock Brandon WHL D R 6' 01" 211 12 NA 166 pounds
2. Remi Elie London OHL LW L 6' 01" 200 71 NA 158 pounds
3. Hudson Fasching USA U-18 USHL RW R 6' 02" 214 70 NA 154 pounds
4. Bogdan Yakimov Penza / Izhevsk RUS 2 C L 6' 05" 202 11 EU 151 pounds
Jeremy Gregoire Baie-Comeau QMJHL C R 6' 00" 188 79 NA 151 pounds
6. Justin Bailey Kitchener OHL RW R 6' 03" 183 38 NA 149 pounds
7. Mirco Mueller Everett WHL D L 6' 04" 185 9 NA 144 pounds
8. Vincent Dunn Val-d'Or QMJHL C L 5' 11" 181 73 NA 143 pounds
9. Ryan Kujawinski Kingston OHL C L 6' 02" 205 63 NA 142 pounds
10. Marko Dano Slovan Bratislava KHL C L 5' 11" 183 12 EU 141 pounds
Jacob De La Rose Leksand Allsvenskan C L 6' 02" 190 7 EU 141 pounds
Nick Moutrey Saginaw OHL C/W L 6' 03" 208 58 NA 141 pounds
PUSH STRENGTH
PLAYER CLUB LEAGUE PS SH HT WT FIN RK RESULT
1. Tyler Lewington Medicine Hat WHL D R 6' 01" 191 66 NA 341 pounds
2. Viktor Crus Rydberg Linköping Jr. SWE Jr C R 5' 11" 187 14 EU 307 pounds
3. Mirco Mueller Everett WHL D L 6' 04" 185 9 NA 296 pounds
4. John Hayden USA U-18 USHL C/W R 6' 03" 221 29 NA 294 pounds
Kerby Rychel Windsor OHL LW L 6' 01" 200 17 NA 294 pounds
6. Myles Bell Kelowna WHL LW R 6' 00" 210 46 NA 277 pounds
Elias Lindholm Brynäs SEL C R 6' 00" 192 3 EU 277 pounds
8. Mason Geertsen Vancouver WHL D L 6' 04" 203 59 NA 276 pounds
Joshua Morrissey Prince Albert WHL D L 6' 00" 185 27 NA 276 pounds
10. Hudson Fasching USA U-18 USHL RW R 6' 02" 214 70 NA 267 pounds
PULL STRENGTH
PLAYER CLUB LEAGUE PS SH HT WT FIN RK RESULT
1. Viktor Crus Rydberg Linköping Jr. SWE Jr C R 5' 11" 187 14 EU 344 pounds
2. Bogdan Yakimov Penza / Izhevsk RUS 2 C L 6' 05" 202 11 EU 311 pounds
3. Valentin Zykov Baie-Comeau QMJHL LW R 6' 01" 215 7 NA 307 pounds
4. Jackson Houck Vancouver WHL RW R 6' 00" 184 65 NA 305 pounds
5. Mason Geertsen Vancouver WHL D L 6' 04" 203 59 NA 302 pounds
6. Tyler Lewington Medicine Hat WHL D R 6' 01" 191 66 NA 296 pounds
7. Rasmus Ristolainen TPS Turku SM-liiga D R 6' 03" 201 4 EU 294 pounds
8. Marko Dano Slovan Bratislava KHL C L 5' 11" 183 12 EU 293 pounds
9. Curtis Lazar Edmonton WHL RW R 6' 00" 198 20 NA 290 pounds
10. Elias Lindholm Brynäs SEL C R 6' 00" 192 3 EU 288 pounds
Avery Peterson Grand Rapids HS HS-MN C L 6' 02" 193 77 NA 288 pounds
Frederik Gauthier Rimouski QMJHL LW L 6' 04" 215 8 NA 288 pounds
UPPER BODY POWER 4 kg BALL
PLAYER CLUB LEAGUE PS SH HT WT FIN RK RESULT
1. Nick Moutrey Saginaw OHL C/W L 6' 03" 208 58 NA 246 inches
2 Michael McCarron USA U-18 USHL RW R 6' 05" 227 35 NA 241 inches
3. Marko Dano Slovan Bratislava KHL C L 5' 11" 183 12 EU 232 inches
4. Bogdan Yakimov Penza / Izhevsk RUS 2 C L 6' 05" 202 11 EU 230 inches
5. Curtis Lazar Edmonton WHL RW R 6' 00" 198 20 NA 227 inches
6. Ian McCoshen Waterloo USHL D L 6' 03" 207 24 NA 225 inches
7. John Hayden USA U-18 USHL C/W R 6' 03" 221 29 NA 224 inches
8. Jan Kostalek Rimouski QMJHL D R 6' 00" 182 43 NA 223 inches
9. Mirco Mueller Everett WHL D L 6' 04" 185 9 NA 222 inches
10. Jackson Houck Vancouver WHL RW R 6' 00" 184 65 NA 221 inches
Vincent Dunn Val-d'Or QMJHL C L 5' 11" 181 73 NA 221 inches
Alexandre Coulombe Stanstead Coll. HS-QC D L 6' 03" 189 68 NA 221 inches
BENCH PRESS 150 lb REPS
PLAYER CLUB LEAGUE PS SH HT WT FIN RK RESULT
1. Tyler Lewington Medicine Hat WHL D R 6' 01" 191 66 NA 16
2 Kerby Rychel Windsor OHL LW L 6' 01" 200 17 NA 15
Dylan Labbe Shawinigan QMJHL D L 6' 02" 189 74 NA 15
4. John Hayden USA U-18 USHL C/W R 6' 03" 221 29 NA 14
5. Mason Geertsen Vancouver WHL D L 6' 04" 203 59 NA 14
6. Bogdan Yakimov Penza / Izhevsk RUS 2 C L 6' 05" 202 11 EU 13
Nick Moutrey Saginaw OHL C/W L 6' 03" 208 58 NA 13
Myles Bell Kelowna WHL LW R 6' 00" 210 46 NA 13
Ian McCoshen Waterloo USHL D L 6' 03" 207 24 NA 13
10. Bo Horvat London OHL C L 6' 00" 203 15 NA 12
Nikita Zadorov London OHL D L 6' 05" 228 22 NA 12
Dillon Heatherington Swift Current WHL D L 6' 04" 196 31 NA 12
Anthony Florentino South Kent School HS-CT D R 6' 00" 209 75 NA 12
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