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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 scored both of Edmonton's goals but the Oilers once again could not claim victory in a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Pouliot has been hotter than ever in his past four games, scoring six goals in that span. The 28-year-old now has 10 goals and five assists through 27 games this year. Jan 16 - 12:07 AM

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Benoit Pouliot was the only Edmonton player to solve Jake Allen Tuesday night, as he scored a pair of goals in a 4-2 loss to the Blues.

The tallies give him eight on the campaign in just 26 games, meaning his pro-rated totals remain respectable. Given the overall weaknesses of his teammates, he's still probably not worth owning in all but the deepest of leagues.
Jan 14 - 12:14 AM

Benoit Pouliot, playing in his first game since Nov. 21, scored the Edmonton Oilers' only goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Avalanche in Colorado.

Pouliot had been missing from the Oilers' lineup because of a foot injury. He scored his fourth goal of the season at 4:47 of the third period to tie Friday's game at 1-1. It was a power-play goal, assisted by Justin Schultz and Jordan Eberle.
Jan 3 - 12:10 AM

Benoit Pouliot (foot) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Pouliot hasn't played since Nov. 21 because of the injury. He has three goals and eight points in 20 contests this season. His return corresponds with Edmonton trading David Perron to Pittsburgh, so there might be a top-six spot open for Pouliot.
Jan 2 - 5:14 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 09:02:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 01:44:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:34:00 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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:52:00 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.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 12:11:00 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.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 10:05:00 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.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 12:12:00 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.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 08:53:00 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.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 04:33:00 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.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 09:47:00 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.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Derek Roy
3Anton Lander
4Leon Draisaitl
5Boyd Gordon
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Luke Gazdic
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Matt Fraser
5Tyler Pitlick
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Nikita Nikitin
5Mark Fayne
6Keith Aulie
7Oscar Klefbom
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth