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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 has netted eight goals in 31 games with Buffalo this season.
Pouliot has already matched the goal total he had after 67 games in 2016-17 with Edmonton. He finished that season with 14 points and he is already up to 11 this year. Still, the 31-year-old should not be on your fantasy radar at this time. Dec 14 - 9:30 AM

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Benoit Pouliot posted a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating with two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win at Colorado.

The multi-point performance was shocking, as the Sabres entered with one goal over their past four outings. Pouliot had just six goals and eight points over his first 27 outings. He'll need a few more performances like this before fantasy owners can trust him again.
Dec 6 - 1:06 AM

Benoit Pouliot will not be suspended for an illegal check to the head on Florida's Keith Yandle.

Pouliot had a hearing for the incident which occurred in Friday's game against the Panthers, but the NHL's Department of Player Safety has decided not to suspend him. Here's what they tweeted on Saturday: "We have determined there will be no supplemental discipline for Benoit Pouliot. After a thorough review of all available angles and a hearing today with Pouliot, it was determined that the head was not the main point of contact."
Nov 11 - 11:54 AM

Benoit Pouliot potted his third game-winning goal of the young season on Tuesday night.

Pouliot broke a 1-1 tie against Washington in a 3-1 victory for the Sabres with his fifth marker of the year at 3:22 of the third period. He has five goals and one assist in the last seven contests.
Nov 8 - 8:46 AM

Benoit Pouliot notched two goals and one assist in Thursday's 5-4 win over Arizona.

Pouliot doubled his point output for the season in the match. He had two goals and one assist in 12 games going into Thursday night's tilt. The trio of Pouliot, Ryan O'Reilly and Kyle Okposo combined for eight points in the victory.
Nov 3 - 9:19 AM

Benoit Pouliot scored a goal in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Pouliot broke the scoreless tie at the 9:45 mark of the second period, as he was able to bury a wraparound into the Red Wings net. The Sabres forward has two goals and one assist in 10 games this season. Pouliot finished the night with a plus-1 rating, three shots on goal and three hits in 15:22 of ice time. Pouliot has never lacked talent, but his inability to be consistent has held him back. He isn't worth owning in any fantasy formats.
Oct 24 - 11:16 PM

Benoit Pouliot skated between Jordan Nolan and Justin Bailey at Tuesday's morning skate.

"Wherever they put me in the lineup I'll do whatever it takes. Do my job," Pouliot said. "If it's third, fourth, for first, it doesn't matter to me. As long as I come to work and do what I'm supposed to do." He saw playing time with Ryan O'Reilly and Jason Pominville on Saturday at Boston and scored his first goal of the season. Unfortunately, he probably won't build off that performance against Detroit if he's centering the fourth line.
Oct 24 - 3:44 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Johan Larsson
LW1Evander Kane
2Benoit Pouliot
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Jordan Nolan
5Scott Wilson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
3Hudson Fasching
4Justin Bailey
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Justin Falk
9Taylor Fedun
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson