|5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
Hockey East Team
|Born||March 28, 1991,|
|Pro Career||2007 – present|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Women's ice hockey|
|IIHF World Women Championships|
|Gold||2012 United States||Tournament|
|IIHF U18 Womens Worlds|
|Silver||2008 Canada||2008 Tournament|
|Silver||2009 Germany||2009 Tournament|
Marie-Philip Poulin (born March 28, 1991, in Beauceville, Quebec) is a Canadian ice hockey forward, currently playing for the Boston University Terriers. Poulin was a member of the 2009–10 Hockey Canada national women's team that won the gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and had previously played for the Dawson College Blues. She has been referred to as the Sidney Crosby of women's hockey for her high level of achievement at a young age. 
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Montreal Stars[edit | edit source]
Poulin spent 2007-08 with the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. She appeared in only 16 games, but managed to lead all rookies in scoring with 22 goals and 21 assists. So dominant was she in half a season as a 16-year old rookie that she finished runner up in the CWHL Most Valuable Player vote by club captains. She was a recipient of the Montreal Canadiens scholarship program in January 2008. In 2008-09, she played with her school team (Dawson Blues women's ice hockey), but also played as an associate player with the Stars. At year's end, she helped the Stars win the Clarkson Cup over the Minnesota Whitecaps in Kingston, Ontario in March 2009.
Hockey Canada[edit | edit source]
File::MariePhilipPoulin_OPeeCheeCard.jpg|thumb|2009-10 O-Pee-Chee hockey card]] At the age of sixteen years old, she made her Team Canada debut with the Under-18 national team during a three-game exhibition series in Prince George, BC between Canada and the U.S. in the fall of 2007. Playing for Canada Red, Poulin racked up four goals and one assist in two games against Sweden's national women's team, the 2006 Olympic silver medalists. Her 2.5 points per game put her atop the all-time list for the national women's team.
She participated at the 2008 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship in Calgary and was Canada's leading scorer. She was part of the team that won a silver medal. She finished the tournament with eight goals and six assists in five games. In two seasons with Canada's national women's under-18 team, Poulin became the all-time leading scorer in U18 team history with 31 points in 17 games. She helped Canada to back-to-back silver medals at the IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championship in 2008 and 2009. She was one of four players from Quebec, (along with Melodie Daoust, Roxanne Douville, Laurie Kingsbury), that represented Canada at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship in Germany.
She made her debut on the Canadian senior national team, earning silver at the 2009 World Championship in Hameenlinna, Finland.
Poulin scored both goals during Team Canada's 2-0 win in the gold medal game against the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics. At the end of the tournament, Poulin was named to the tournament all-star team.
By claiming the gold medal at the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship, Poulin (along with Catherine Ward) became the sixth and seventh members of the (not yet recognized by the IIHF) Triple Gold Club for Women (having won gold in the Olympic Games, the IIHF World Championships, and the Clarkson Cup). In August 2012, Poulin was named the captain of the Canadian Under-22 team that competed in an exhibition series versus the United States Under-22 squad in Calgary, Alberta.
Boston University[edit | edit source]
Poulin debuted with the Boston University Terriers women's ice hockey program during the 2010–11 season. On October 2, 2010, she scored the first goal of her NCAA career, during a 5-4 loss at North Dakota. With her third shorthanded goal of the season on October 15, 2010, she tied BU’s single-season record for shorthanded tallies in just four games. She led all NCAA freshmen in goals (9) and points per game (2.00) during October 2010. In addition, she led all Hockey East freshmen in goals, assists and points, and ranked during the month. She was ranked first among all Hockey East players in shorthanded goals with three. In the first seven games of her NCAA career, she had a seven-game point-scoring streak consisting of nine goals and seven assists.  On January 22, 2011, Poulin recorded a hat trick, including two power play goals as BU prevailed over Vermont in a 4-0 win. The win was the Terriers 100th win in program history. Poulin broke BU’s single-season points record with her second goal of the game and later tied the single-season goals record with her third marker. 
Career stats[edit | edit source]
Hockey Canada[edit | edit source]
|2007 National Fall Festival||6||7||2||9||2|
Awards and honors[edit | edit source]
- In 2010, Catherine Ward and Poulin got their numbers retired from the Dawson Blues women's ice hockey program.
CWHL[edit | edit source]
- CWHL Outstanding Rookie (2007-08, unanimous selection)
- CWHL All-Rookie Team (2007-08)
- CWHL Eastern All Stars (2007-08)
- CWHL Monthly Top Scorer (October 2007)
NCAA[edit | edit source]
- Hockey East Pure Hockey Player of the Week (Week of October 18, 2010)
- Hockey East Rookie of the Month (October 2010)
- Hockey Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week (Week of December 13, 2010) 
- Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week, (Week of January 3, 2011)
- Runner-Up, Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month (December 2010)
- Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week (Week of January 24, 2011) 
IIHF and Olympics[edit | edit source]
- IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship silver medallist (2008, 2009)
- 2008 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, Top Forward
- 4 Nations Cup gold medallist (2009)
- Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Media All-Star Team
References[edit | edit source]
- "Forward Poulin draws Crosby comparisons", CBC News, 2010-02-22. Archived from the original on 2010-03-02.
- "Canadian women beat U.S. for hockey gold", Toronto Star, 2010-02-25. Retrieved on 2010-02-25.
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