North American Skater
Canada
DerrickPouliot
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 186
LAST CLUB TEAM: Portland, WHL
BIRTHDATE: January 16, 1994
MID RANK: 10
HOMETOWN: Weyburn, SK
FINAL RANK: 12
BORN IN: Estevan, SK, CAN
• In 2011-12, Pouliot finished second in scoring among Portland defensemen with 59 points (11-48--59) in 72 games.

• A first overall selection in the 2009 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, he played his first season in the WHL in 2010-11 leading Portland’s rookie defensemen in scoring with 30 points (5-25--30) in 66 games. Portland finished atop the Western Conference last season for the first time since 2001.

• Pouliot was selected to represent Canada at the 2011 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial where he collected three points (1-2--3) and Canada captured gold. He also competed for Team West at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where he had three assists in five games.

• A Weyburn minor hockey product, he was called up by the Moose Jaw Warriors AAA midget team for the 2009-10 season, recording 43 points (14-29--43) in 43 games. Pouliot was also called up for a short stint with the Portland Winterhawks as a 15 year old playing in seven games.

FAVORITES


NHL team: Colorado Avalanche
NHL player: Drew Doughty
Goal celebration: Hands straight in the air
Video game: Call of Duty
TV show: Dexter
Actor: Bradley Cooper
Cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Website: Facebook
Restaurant: East Side Mario’s
Sport (other than hockey): Badminton
Breakfast food: Scrambled eggs or oatmeal