Yahoo – He’s the best amateur hockey player in North America, he may be the top overall pick in the upcoming NHL draft and he can’t do a single pull-up.
Sam Bennett, 17, said he was “disappointed” with himself for not being able to do a pull-up at the fitness testing during this week’s NHL combine, but experts say he shouldn’t be too worried about that affecting his draft stock.
“I was wanting to do the best I can in every test,” Bennett said. “But, I guess, ultimately games aren’t won or lost if you can do a pull-up in the gym.”
Not one pull up? That is pathetic. Whether you are going to be the first overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, or live the cube life like myself, you need to be able to perform at least one pull-up. You should be able to do at least 5. And that is a minimum number. Sam Bennett bet hit the gym and hit it hard before he makes it to the show or else he’ll get his shit handed to him. Here is the 17 year olds highlight tape from this past season. We’ll see how it goes.