|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
199 lb (90 kg)
|Born||September 29, 1986,|
Alfred, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||4th overall, 2005|
|Pro Career||2006 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Pouliot grew up in St. Isidore, Ontario. He played for his hometown team, the St. Isidore Eagles, where he was coached by his father Sylvain. He was later promoted to the AA group regional team of Eastern Ontario Cobras. After a short stint in Junior B with Les Castors de Clarence Creek, he played for the CJHL, as had his father.
He won the Emms Family Award as the OHL's top of the rookie for the 2004–05 season. On July 30, 2005, he was drafted fourth overall by the Minnesota Wild. He was a member of the Canadian team that won the 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He finished the 2005–06 season with 65 points in 51 games including 35 goals.
He was signed to a tryout contract with Minnesota's AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros, on April 28 and he played there for two games of their semi-final Calder Cup playoff series against the Milwaukee Admirals, the farm team of the Nashville Predators. Pouliot was then signed to the Wild on May 1, 2006, and made his NHL debut on November 22, 2006, against the Montreal Canadiens.
Pouliot later was placed on the 2008–09 roster at the beginning season. After only recording 11 points in 37 games, Pouliot was sent down the Minnesota Wild's minor league affiliate, the Houston Aeros. He returned to Houston however, and fan consensus there is that his play has improved markedly. On November 23, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Guillaume Latendresse.
On July 1, 2011, Pouliot signed with the Boston Bruins to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.
He will be changing his jersey number in Boston and wearing 67 instead of his traditional 57.
Awards[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
- 2004–05 OHL First All-Rookie Team
- 2004–05 OHL Second All-Star Team
- 2004–05 OHL Emms Family Award
- 2004–05 CHL Rookie of the Year
- Won a World Junior gold medal with Team Canada in 2006
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Personal[edit | edit source]
His brothers are also hockey players — David is a defenceman with the St. Isidore Eagles (Junior C), and Hugo played for the Hawkesbury Hawks. In 2005, Hugo led them to the CJHL championship, the Fred Page Cup. Now Hugo plays for the Alexandria Glens (Junior B), and the Glens went on to win the EOJBHL championship.
References[edit | edit source]
- NHL Event Summary. NHL.com (2008-03-22). Retrieved on 2008-10-31.
- Fan Flak ->Hockey Stuff ->Aeros/AHL Talk. InstigatorAlley.com (8 March 2009). Retrieved on 9 March 2009.
- The son also rises. Slam Sports (2005-05-25). Retrieved on 2008-10-31.
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