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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | #5

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (8) / PIT
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Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green has announced that Derrick Pouliot will make his Canucks debut tonight against the Flames.
Pouliot was acquired by the Canucks for Andrey Pedan and a 4th round selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Pouliot was selected 8th overall by the Penguins in 2012 but has had limited NHL action due to his defensive issues. He's worth monitoring but shouldn't be picked up in fantasy leagues. He's jumping into the lineup for Alex Edler who is out with a MCL sprain. Oct 14 - 2:06 PM

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Derrick Pouliot will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

The Canucks acquired Pouliot from the Penguins earlier this month. He still hasn't suited up in a game for his new team though. Alexander Burmistrov and Alex Biega will also serve as scratches tonight.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 12 - 10:09 PM

Recently acquired Derrick Pouliot will be a healthy scratch against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Pouliot was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this week but he won't play against Edmonton tonight.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 7 - 9:20 PM

Derrick Pouliot has been shipped to Vancouver for Andrey Pedan and a fourth-round draft pick in 2018.

Pittsburgh didn't want to risk losing Pouliot or Chad Ruhwedul on waivers for nothing. He will try to crack the Canucks' top-six group after he played in just 11 games with the Penguins last year. Pouliot has played in 67 NHL contests over the last three seasons.
Oct 3 - 1:55 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins could open the season with eight blueliners on their 23 man roster.

Most teams go with seven but the Penguins likely do not want to put either Derrick Pouliot or Chad Ruhwedul on waivers and risk losing them. The Penguins are currently two players over the limit and while it looks like Jay McClement is on the bubble (and on a PTO) the other player could be one of Tom Kuhnhackl or Josh Archibald. Stay tuned. Pouliot has a lot of offensive flair but the former eighth overall pick in the 2012 draft has yet to stick in plenty of opportunities with the Penguins.
Sep 30 - 9:53 AM

Derrick Pouliot stood out in the Penguins' intrasquad game on Monday.

"I thought he was really active in the rush," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. "He made a few real good outlet passes. He's in very good shape. His fitness level is extremely good. I think he's made a positive impression." Pouliot's role with the 2017-18 squad isn't secure, especially if his hope is to serve as something more than the team's seventh defenseman, so a strong training camp is important in his case. He had no points in 11 games with Pittsburgh in 2016-17. At the AHL level he had seven goals and 23 points in 46 contests.
Sep 19 - 9:23 AM

Derrick Pouliot feels his play towards the end of the AHL campaign showed that he's worked out his defensive shortcomings.

Pouliot has always had plenty of offensive talent, but his defensive game has left something to be desired. He was plus-12 in his final 24 contests with Wilkes-Barre in 2016-17 though. "For me to establish myself as an NHL defenseman, a regular guy in the lineup, it's kind of playing how I ended the season: solid defensively, consistent in that regard," Pouliot said. "That's been one thing that's always been brought up about me, inconsistency. So I think it's starting with that and building each game." This will be a key season for him, especially after inking a one-way, $800,000 contract with Pittsburgh. While it won't be easy for him to secure a spot with the Penguins, the possibility exists for the 23-year-old.
Jul 14 - 4:48 AM

Derrick Pouliot has signed a one-year, $800,000 deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pouliot's new contract is one-way, so he'll make that amount even if he ends up in the AHL. He scored seven goals and 23 points in 46 AHL contests in 2016-17. The 23-year-old defenseman also appeared in 11 NHL games last season, but he didn't record a point over that span.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 12 - 6:32 PM

Derrick Pouliot could challenge for a roster spot with Pittsburgh next season.

Pouliot's odds of making the team will depend largely on what happens over the course of the off-season. Trevor Daley, Ron Hainsey and Mark Streit are eligible for unrestricted free agency, while there is also some uncertainty regarding the health of Kris Letang. Pouliot skated in just 11 games with Pittsburgh last season
Jun 28 - 3:37 PM

Derrick Pouliot has been returned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Pouliot was summoned to participate in Sunday's game. He had a shot on goal in 19:39 minutes of ice time versus the Rangers. In 2016-17 he recorded no points and a minus-four rating in 11 games with Pittsburgh.
Apr 10 - 10:37 AM

Derrick Pouliot was recalled by Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Through 66 career NHL games, Pouliot has posted just 14 points. Which includes no points in 10 games this season.
Apr 9 - 2:27 PM

Derrick Pouliot was returned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.

Pouliot added two more games to his ledger during his recent recall however, he's pointless in 10 games with eight blocks and 13 hits at the NHL level this season. He's been more successful in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with six goals and 18 points in 35 games.
Mar 21 - 1:37 PM

Derrick Pouliot will pair with Ian Cole against the Devils on Friday.

The 23-year-old defender has no points in eight games in the NHL this season. He does however, have six goals and 18 points in 35 games down on the farm.
Mar 17 - 6:37 PM

Derrick Pouliot has been called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pouliot has no points in eight games with Pittsburgh this season. He's summoning could mean that there's bad new regarding Ron Hainsey, who was injured on Wednesday, but that hasn't been confirmed yet.
Mar 17 - 9:50 AM

Derrick Pouliot has been sent to the AHL.

Pouliot missed Tuesday's practice due to an illness, but he's presumably over it. He has no points and four penalty minutes in eight games with Pittsburgh this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 8 - 10:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Bo Horvat
3Markus Granlund
4Brandon Sutter
5Michael Chaput
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Loui Eriksson
3Sven Baertschi
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Brendan Gaunce
RW1Brock Boeser
2Thomas Vanek
3Sam Gagner
4Jake Virtanen
5Derek Dorsett
D1Alexander Edler
2Chris Tanev
3Michael Del Zotto
4Ben Hutton
5Troy Stecher
6Alex Biega
7Derrick Pouliot
8Erik Gudbranson
G1Jacob Markstrom
2Anders Nilsson