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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | #51

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (8) / PIT

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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

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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.
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.
Mar 8 - 10:07 AM

Derrick Pouliot skipped Tuesday's skate because of an illness.

Coach Mike Sullivan didn't say if Pouliot would accompany the team on their upcoming road trip. If he isn't feeling up to it then another defenseman may be recalled.
Mar 7 - 4:59 PM

Derrick Pouliot and Carter Rowney will be scratched against the Sabres on Sunday.

Pouliot is still searching for his first points of the season with Pittsburgh, but he does have five goals and 14 points in 32 games down on the farm. Rowney meanwhile has 10 goals and 21 points in the AHL, plus a point in 10 games with Pittsburgh.
Source: Wes Crosby
Mar 5 - 2:10 PM

Derrick Pouliot and Carter Rowney will be scratched against the Lightning on Friday.

The 23-year-old Pouliot has posted no points in eight games with Pittsburgh thus far. He's also picked up five goals and 14 points in 32 games. The 26-year-old Rowney meanwhile has 10 goals and 21 points down on the farm, with a point in 10 games up with the big club.
Source: Wes Crosby
Mar 3 - 5:59 PM

Derrick Pouliot has been called up by Pittsburgh.

Pouliot has 14 points and a plus-6 rating in 32 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL this year. He has also appeared in seven contests with Pittsburgh in 2016-17 and he is slated to play on Wednesday.
Mar 1 - 12:25 PM

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

The Penguins called up goalie Tristan Jarry in a corresponding move, as Pittsburgh needs another goaltender with Matt Murray sidelined. Pouliot has no points in seven games with Pittsburgh in 2016-17.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 05:40:00 PM

Derrick Pouliot will be scratched against the Devils on Friday night.

Through the first 61 career games, including five this season, the 22-year-old has posted just 14 points with 38 hits and 42 blocks.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 07:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Carter Rowney
4Greg McKegg
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Scott Wilson
5Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Ryan Reaves
5Josh Archibald
6Zach Aston-Reese
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Matt Hunwick
7Derrick Pouliot
8Chad Ruhwedel
G1Matt Murray
2Antti Niemi
3Tristan Jarry