By Steve Silver
Las Vegas Sun
LAS VEGAS – There is nothing glamorous about chasing dumped pucks into corners or battling defensemen in front of the crease, but Scott McCulloch is not complaining.
McCulloch, the newest member of the Las Vegas Wranglers, jumped from an amateur tryout agreement to a professional contract this week by excelling in the more grimy roles of hockey –- and if he performs as well as he has in the regular season when the playoffs start tonight, the Wranglers might just hoist the Kelly Cup this year.
Since joining the Wranglers from Colorado College on March 21, McCulloch has notched five goals and four assists in just eight games.
“Scott is not going to toe drag guys and work the half wall on the power play,” Wranglers coach and general manager Glen Gulutzan said. “He is here because he goes to the net well. He is a big, strong guy and he’ll go and do the dirty things. That’s why he is here. That’s why he has had success down the stretch and that’s the way we expect him to perform in the playoffs.”