Charles Poulin (born July 27, 1972 in St-Jean D'Lveri, Quebec) is a former ice hockey player who was awarded the CHL Player of the Year award as a member of the St-Hyacinthe Laser of the QMJHL, but never played in the NHL. As of 2006 he is the only player so honoured who has retired never to have played in the NHL, with the exception of Dave Simpson, who quit hockey to concentrate on schooling. Poulin played for the Fredericton Canadiens of the American Hockey League and Quebec Rafales of the International Hockey League, as well as a number of other teams in North America and Europe. He retired from hockey in 2004.

Of his two competitors for CHL Player of the Year in 1992, OHL MVP Todd Simon played briefly in the NHL but never became a star, while WHL MVP Steve Konowalchuk has enjoyed a regular NHL career.

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Preceded by
Eric Lindros
CHL Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Pat Peake
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