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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

Derrick Pouliot

North American Skater - Portland, WHL
Final Rank:12Midterm Rank:10
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:5' 11"Weight:186
Born:January 16, 1994Hometown:Weyburn, SK
Born in:Estevan, SK, CAN
Drafted: 2012: PIT (1st Round / 8th Overall)  Pittsburgh Penguins
• In 2011-12, Pouliot finished second in scoring among Portland defensemen with 59 points (11-48--59) in 72 games.

• A first overall selection in the 2009 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, he played his first season in the WHL in 2010-11 leading Portland’s rookie defensemen in scoring with 30 points (5-25--30) in 66 games. Portland finished atop the Western Conference last season for the first time since 2001.

• Pouliot was selected to represent Canada at the 2011 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial where he collected three points (1-2--3) and Canada captured gold. He also competed for Team West at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where he had three assists in five games.

• A Weyburn minor hockey product, he was called up by the Moose Jaw Warriors AAA midget team for the 2009-10 season, recording 43 points (14-29--43) in 43 games. Pouliot was also called up for a short stint with the Portland Winterhawks as a 15 year old playing in seven games.

FAVORITES


NHL team: Colorado Avalanche
NHL player: Drew Doughty
Goal celebration: Hands straight in the air
Video game: Call of Duty
TV show: Dexter
Actor: Bradley Cooper
Cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Website: Facebook
Restaurant: East Side Mario’s
Sport (other than hockey): Badminton
Breakfast food: Scrambled eggs or oatmeal

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2009-2010PORTLANDWHL70110
2010-2011PORTLANDWHL665253038
2011-2012PORTLANDWHL7211485979
2013-2014CAN (2014 World Junior Championship)ITLTOUR71458
2013-2014PORTLANDWHL5817537074




I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round