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Poul Popiel

Poul Popiel

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: February 28, 1943
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Sollested, Denmark
WEIGHT: 175
Shoots: Left
Ken McKenzie Trophy (Rookie of the Year CPHL) (1964) (co-winner Garry Peters) WHA Second All-Star Team (1975, 1977) Claimed by Boston from Chicago in Intra-League Draft, June 9, 1965. Claimed by Los Angeles from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Detroit by Los Angeles for Ron Anderson, November 12, 1968. Claimed by Vancouver from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, November 2, 1979.
Quote of the Day

You could see out there that everybody was willing to compete, to sacrifice, even blocking shots to the end. Even in the third when we were up 5-0, guys were still working hard and blocking shots That's a nice feeling also for the future.

— Flames goalie Jonas Hiller after his team's 5-0 win over Carolina
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