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Poul Popiel

Poul Popiel  #18

Defenseman
NUMBER: 18 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.
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He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter