Over the course of Main Camp, media intern Emily Polglaze will be catching up with some of Janesville’s new prospects. These include draft picks, tendered players, and camp invitees. Up next is Kiryll Ulanov, a forward out of Toronto.
Name: Kiryll Ulanov
Birth year: 1999
Hometown: Toronto, ON, CA
Ulanov comes from a hockey family. His father, Igor, is a former defenseman who played 739 NHL games and scored 162 points with the Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Candiens, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, and the Florida Panthers. Kiryll spent last season in the Ontario Junior Hockey League with the Toronto Patriots, where he played 45 games and scored 15 points. He is playing on Team Green during Main Camp and wears #13.
EP: Where did you play last year?
KU: I played for the Toronto Patriots in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).
EP: What brings you to Janesville’s Main Camp?
KU: A higher level of hockey, including individual skill and coaching is why I’ve decided to come to Janesville. I really like the community and its strong support of Jets players.
EP: How would you describe yourself as a player?
KU: I would describe myself as a power forward who is a good skater with vision, a hard shot, and decent hands, and I’m certainly not afraid to get rough.
EP: Who do you model your game after?
KU: I like to model my game after Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks), who I feel plays a similar style of hockey to myself.
EP: How was camp been going for you so far?
KU: Camp has been going really well in my opinion, I’m always excited to come to Janesville and show the coaching staff what I have to offer as a player.
EP: What are your goals for Main Camp?
KU: My goals for Main Camp are similar to many others and is of course to make the Jets roster for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.