Derrick Pouliot
 

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Hometown: Weyburn, SK
Birthdate: 1994-01-16
Height 6'0"
Weight 203
Shoots/Catches: Left
Position: Defence
2013/2014 Regular Season
GP G A PTS PIM
58 17 53 70 74
 

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Selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft by Pittsburgh

2012-13: Averaged better than a point per game with 45 points in 44 games…Despite playing just 44 games, his 45 points tied him for 13th among all WHL defensemen…No other blueliner in the top-20 played fewer than 60 games…Was one of only two defensemen in the WHL to average at least a point per game (Spokane’s Brenden Kichton was the other)…Had 10 multi-point games, including a season-high four-point outing with a goal and three assists on Mar. 16 at Seattle…Also posted four three-point games…Ranks 14th in franchise history in scoring among defensemen with 135 points…Had a seven-game point streak from Dec. 1 – 15…Drafted eighth overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Career: Played all 72 games in 2011-12 and set career-highs with 11 goals and 48 assists for 59 points…His 48 assists ranked second among all defensemen in the WHL and his 59 points were fourth…He and teammate Joe Morrow tied for first in scoring among defensemen with 17 points apiece in the playoffs…His 14 postseason assists were first among all defensemen and tied him for fourth overall in the WHL…Won gold medal with Team Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic in summer of 2010…Had two goals and an assist in five games…Went on to participate in NHL’s Research, Development and Orientation Camp in Toronto…His 30 points tied him for 16th among WHL rookies in 2010-11…Played first full season for the Winterhawks in 2010-11, and had five goals and 25 assists for 30 points…Played for Team West at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and had three assists in five games…Made his WHL debut on Jan.2/10 vs. Saskatoon as a 15-year-old and played seven games…Registered first career point with an assist on Jan. 22/10 vs. Everett… Drafted by Portland first overall in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft.

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