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Benoit Pouliot | Winger | #67

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/29/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (4) / MIN
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Benoit Pouliot got his first goal as a member of the Sabres on Sunday night.
Pouliot scored late in the second period and his marker held up as the game winner in a 3-1 victory over Anaheim. He didn't have a point in his first five outings with Buffalo and he has only been credited with six total shots on goal. Pouliot shouldn't be on your fantasy radar. Oct 16 - 10:16 AM

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Benoit Pouliot practiced on Sunday with Ryan O'Reilly and Kyle Okposo.

Pouliot was skating as a bottom-six winger for most of training camp previously. The change bumped Zemgus Girgensons to the third unit alongside Sam Reinhart and Jason Pominville.
Oct 2 - 10:26 AM

It seems like the Sabres will give Benoit Pouliot a chance to play on the team's second line.

There are left-wing openings on the Sabres' second, third and fourth lines and Pouliot will fill one of those spots. Which one, will be up to him. "If you look at Ben’s history in situations where he’s had a difficult season, he’s been able to bounce back strong," said Buffalo GM Jason Botterill. "That’s what we’re looking for for him coming to Buffalo. I think there’s opportunities on our left side right now. I think he’s a guy that can play anywhere in the two, three, four hole. It’s going to be a matter of how he comes in and how he performs. "But you look at his size, the ability to get on the forecheck, we just felt it was a guy that could complement our centers and be a guy that could sort of get his career back on track." Needless to say, Pouliot he can grab a gig on the second line, his fantasy value could get a boost.
Jul 2 - 9:01 AM

The Sabres have signed Benoit Pouliott for one year at $1.15 million.

Pouliott has been inconsistent in his NHL career to date but could better his 14 points in 67 games he produced in Edmonton in a more prominent role with the Sabres. That said, we would take a wait and see approach with Pouliot in Buffalo.
Jul 1 - 12:34 PM

It looks like the Edmonton Oilers will buy out Benoit Pouliot.

Pouliot has been placed on waivers in preparation for the move. He has two seasons left on his five-year, $20 million contract. Pouliot recorded eight goals and 14 points in 67 contests in 2016-17.
Jun 29 - 12:46 PM

It is likely that Benoit Pouliot will be left unprotected when the Vegas Knights select players from all other NHL teams in the expansion draft on June 21st.

It remains to be seen if Knights' GM George McPhee will be tempted to draft Pouliot, however, as he has been an inconsistent performer for many seasons and has a deal that extends to the 2019-20 campaign with a $4 million per season cap hit.
Jun 11 - 12:53 PM

Benoit Pouliot hasn't produced a point in nine playoff games.

He has recorded 10 shots in the postseason and hasn't earned a point since Mar. 25 when he scored a goal against Colorado. Pouliot collected a mere 14 points in 67 games during the regular season.
May 1 - 5:53 PM

Benoit Pouliot netted his first goal since Dec. 8 on Tuesday.

Pouliot's goal was the start of what wound up being a 7-1 blowout win over Dallas. He recorded 33 goals and 70 points in 113 games in his previous two campaigns, but has been far less productive offensively in 2016-17 with six goals and 11 points in 54 games.
Mar 15 - 6:07 AM

Benoit Pouliot (undisclosed) will return to the Oilers' lineup on Thursday.

This will be Pouliot's first game in roughly a month. He's projected to play alongside Zack Kassian and David Desharnais. Pouliot has struggled this season with five goals and 10 points in 51 games, but he's hoping to end the campaign on a positive note. "The whole year has been a struggle," Pouliot said. "It’s frustrating. I get down at times, but I stay positive as much as I can. There’s still time left, there a bunch of games left and playoffs are coming. It’s a time to redeem and get back to what I’m supposed to do."
Mar 10 - 10:03 AM

Benoit Pouliot (undisclosed) might be able to return on Tuesday.

If Pouliot does play, he will probably serve on the fourth line. He has five goals and 10 points in 51 contests this season.
Feb 28 - 6:08 AM

Despite traveling with the team on their road trip, Benoit Pouliot won't play on Sunday against Nashville.

Through 51 games this season the winger has posted five goals and 10 points with 28 hits and 30 PIMs. He's still considered day-to-day.
Feb 25 - 1:39 PM

Benoit Pouliot (undisclosed) joined the team to Washington on Friday.

Which is a great news for the veteran winger, who has been out since Feb. 11th with an undisclosed ailment. Through 51 games this season the winger has posted five goals and 10 points with 28 hits and 30 PIMs.
Feb 24 - 4:01 PM

The Oilers placed Benoit Pouliot on IR with an undisclosed injury on Saturday.

Through 51 games this season the winger has posted five goals and 10 points with 28 hits and 30 PIMs. More to come.
Feb 18 - 5:01 PM

Benoit Pouliot missed Monday's practice due to an undisclosed injury.

Pouliot sustained the injury during a drill on Sunday when he lost his balance and crashed into the boards. He's doubtful for Tuesday's contest.
Feb 14 - 5:44 AM

Benoit Pouliot has not scored in over two months, a span of 26 games.

It's not like he is racking up the points either as he has only four assists since December 8. He had only one goal in his previous 17 games previous to that as well and it is no wonder that he has only five goals and 10 points in 51 games after getting 36 points in 55 contests last season. Do not pick him up at this time.
Feb 12 - 9:10 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Johan Larsson
4Jacob Josefson
5Evan Rodrigues
LW1Evander Kane
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Benoit Pouliot
4Matt Moulson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Jason Pominville
4Justin Bailey
5Seth Griffith
6Jordan Nolan
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Jake McCabe
5Marco Scandella
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Matt Tennyson
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson