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Derrick Pouliot

Derrick Pouliot  #51

Pittsburgh Penguins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: January 16, 1994  (AGE 20)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Estevan, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 208 DRAFTED: PIT / 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (8th overall)    Prospect Bio
Became the first PIT skater to score in their NHL debut on their 1st career shot since Brian Gibbons on Nov. 18, 2013 vs. ANA. Is averaging 2:05 of PP TOI, 1st among all PIT rookies. Notched his 1st-career assist Dec. 22 at FLA, giving him PTS in back-to-back games (1G-1A) from Dec. 20-22. Scored his 1st-career goal in 15:07 of TOI in his NHL debut Dec. 20 vs. FLA. Recalled from WBS Dec. 20. Was ranked 4th in scoring among AHL rookies and 5th overall among AHL defensemen upon recall. Played 4-plus seasons with the Portland Winterhawks (WHL) under head coach Mike Johnston. Recorded 205 PTS (42G-163) in 247 career games with Portland. Was named Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Western Hockey League (WHL) defenseman of the year in 2013-14. Appeared in 4-straight WHL Finals, winning the championship (Ed Chynoweth Cup) in 2013. Suited up for Team Canada at the 2014 WJC, where he led all team defensemen with 4 assists. Career Info: Highs: G: 1 A: 1 P: 1 PPG: 0 SHG: 0
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It's always a little bit weird, but it moves on. They've got a good team, and they played well tonight. I think that's just part of it.

— Peter Laviolette on facing his former team (Flyers) for the first time since his departure