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Derrick Pouliot
Derrick Pouliot
Defenseman  - PIT
(POO-lee-ot, DAIR-ihk)
Number: 51
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 208
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 16, 1994  (Age 22)
Birthplace: Estevan, SK, Canada
Drafted: PIT / 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (8th overall) PROSPECT BIO
Is first PIT skater to score on their 1st career shot since Brian Gibbons on Nov. 18, 2013 vs. ANA. Has 2 assists in his last 6 games. Played season-high 14:14 on Feb. 2 vs. OTT. Picked up 1st point of 2015-16 on Jan. 26 vs. NJ - an assist on Phil Kessel's 2nd-period goal. Made 2015-16 NHL debut on Jan. 23 vs. VAN. Recalled by PIT Jan. 18. Ranked 7th among AHL d-men with 23 points (6G-17A) in 37 games at time of recall. Played 34 games with PIT last season, totaling 2G-5A-7PTS. Has 47 points (13G-34A) in 68 career AHL games. Scored his 1st career goal in NHL debut Dec. 20, 2014 vs. FLA. Was named an AHL All-Star each of the last two seasons and had an assist in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2014-15. Played 4-plus seasons with Portland Winterhawks (WHL) and won WHL Championship in 2013. Was named Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Western Hockey League (WHL) D-man of the year in 2013-14. Career Info: Highs: G: 1 A: 1 P: 1 PPG: 1 SHG: 0

Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2013) WHL West First All-Star Team (2014) WHL Defenseman of the Year (2014) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2014)
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