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Benoit Pouliot | Winger

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/29/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
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Benoit Pouliot (foot) has been placed on the injured reserve list.
Pouliot isn't expected to return until late December at the earliest, so this move makes sense. He has three goals and eight points in 20 games in 2014-15. Nov 27 - 9:02 AM

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The Edmonton Oilers expect Benoit Pouliot to miss five-to-six weeks with a broken foot.

One would imagine that the winger will be placed on IR soon. He showed some potential to complement Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle in Taylor Hall's absence, although the team moved Hall back eventually even with Pouliot in the lineup.

Benoit Pouliot blocked a Marek Zidlicky shot in the second period on Friday night, breaking his foot. He'll be out indefinitely.

Pouliot was off to a slow start offensively with just eight points through the season's first 20 games before the injury, and had finally secured his place as an NHL regular by signing a five-year, $20M contract with the Oilers over the summer.
Nov 21 - 11:34 PM

Benoit Pouliot will play on the Edmonton Oilers' top line on Friday.

Pouliot is projected to skate alongside Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle. That's a great position for Pouliot to be in, although he's played alongside Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle at various points this season, so it's not like this is a new experiment.
Nov 21 - 10:52 AM

Benoit Pouliot registered his third goal of the season Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Oilers from suffering a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Predators.

Pouliot has been inserted into Taylor Hall's usual spot between Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle and he has begun to take advantage of the assignment with three points in his last two games. Nail Yakupov also found the back of the net for Edmonton in a losing effort.
Nov 12 - 12:11 AM

Benoit Pouliot excelled against his former team, the New York Rangers, on Sunday.

Pouliot had a goal and an assist to lead Edmonton to a 3-1 victory. Pouliot snapped a five-game point drought and now has two goals and six points in 15 contests this season.
Nov 10 - 10:05 AM

Forward Benoit Pouliot notched his first goal as an Oiler Monday night as Edmonton shut out the visiting Montreal Canadiens 3-0.

Pouliot, who left the New York Rangers after last season and received a five-year contract worth $20-million from Edmonton, scored what turned out to be the game winner at 19:41 of the first period. He then assisted on Nail Yakupov's goal (his second of the season) in the second period. Taylor Hall registered his fifth goal of the season with an empty-netter to complete the Oilers' scoring. The Oilers (4-4-1) have all their victories this season against Eastern opponents and are on a four-game win streak. The Canadiens (7-2-0) lost only their second game of the season.
Oct 28 - 12:12 AM

Benoit Pouliot thinks being on a five-year contract will be a big plus for him.

"I think mentally it's a big plus, it helps me a lot, especially since I've been on one-year deals for the past five years," said Pouliot. "You're always thinking about what's going to happen after. You try not to, but you do. You never know what can happen. Now, I have a longer deal, so I can get comfortable" Pouliot was rewarded with a $20 million contract after recording 15 goals and 36 points in 80 games with the New York Rangers last season. Oilers GM Craig MacTavish likes his speed and forechecking, which is something he felt Edmonton lacked. He will likely start the season on the third line.
Oct 8 - 8:53 AM

The Oilers want Benoit Pouliot to play physical and produce secondary offense.

"It's the work ethic really for me," GM Craig MacTavish said. "He's an excellent skater who closes gaps and is able to get quickly to forechecks, and it's something that was sorely lacking in our game throughout our lineup. We think that Benoit is going to provide that, and he's got some ability to finish as well." He contributed 15 goals and a personal high 36 points in 80 contests last year with the Rangers. Pouliot also added five goals and five assists in 25 playoff games.
Aug 25 - 4:33 PM

Benoit Pouliot sees himself as a top-nine forward and will probably end up on the Oilers' third line.

Pouliot agreed to a five-year, $20 million contract with Edmonton over the summer. He played for the Rangers last season and had 10 playoff points in their run to the Stanley Cup Final. Glen Sather, who has been serving as the Rangers' general manager, was previously the Oilers GM/coach during their glory years. "Glen called, left a message and said 'good luck, you'll enjoy it.' He said it was a good place to be. Coming from Glen, that was big. He's a great man and treated me very well," Pouliot said.
Jul 23 - 9:47 AM

The Oilers have inked former Ranger forward Benoit Pouliot to a 5-year, $20 million deal.

Wow! That is a lot of money and long term for Pouliot, who is a very nice player but not a top-line talent. Pouliot had a very strong playoff for the Rangers and he might finally be coming into his own. If he gets a chance to play with Ryan-Nugent Hopkins, as is rumoured, he could be a 55-60 point player.
Jul 1 - 12:16 PM

Benoit Pouliot, who has worked on five consecutive one-year contracts for five different teams after his initial three-year entry-level deal, will receive multiple offers for at least $9 million over three years — if not more, according to The New York Post's Larry Brooks.

It is unclear whether the Rangers will wish to meet that price for the erratic but ultimately productive 6-foot-4, 205-pound winger who became an integral part of the team’s run in the second half of the year and through the playoffs. "Ben was amenable to staying in New York, and in fact we tried a number of times to get something done before the end of the season, but it didn’t work out, and then we put everything on hold for the playoffs," Kent Hughes, Pouliot’s agent, told The Post. "Ben likes it in New York, he likes playing for [coach] Alain [Vigneault], but at this point we haven’t had any extensive conversations with the Rangers." Pouliot will be 28 in September.
Source: NY Post
Jun 28 - 9:48 AM

Benoit Pouliot appears to be getting plenty of interest.

According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, around 10 teams have shown an interest in Pouliot who can become an unrestricted free agent in less than a week. He's reportedly seeking a long-term contract.
Jun 26 - 3:10 PM

Do not be surprised if Benoit Pouliot is not back next season with the New York Rangers.

Pouliot is one of seven unrestricted free agents on the Rangers and even if New York gives Brad Richards a compliance buyout and frees up close to $6 million, there are still too many players who will deserve to return before Pouliot. That being said, Pouliot revived his career with the Rangers and should be in line for a long-term (two or more years) deal with another NHL team.
Jun 16 - 7:46 AM

Benoit Pouliot opened the scoring in Game 4's 2-1 victory over Los Angeles.

He scored his fifth goal of the playoffs on a deflection in the first period. John Moore and Derick Brassard assisted on the play. Pouliot has 10 points in 24 postseason matches.
Jun 12 - 9:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Leon Draisaitl
3Anton Lander
4Boyd Gordon
5Mark Arcobello
LW1Taylor Hall
2David Perron
3Benoit Pouliot
4Luke Gazdic
5Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Steve Pinizzotto
5Tyler Pitlick
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Nikita Nikitin
5Mark Fayne
6Keith Aulie
7Brandon Davidson
8Brad Hunt
9Oscar Klefbom
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth