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Derrick Pouliot  #51

Pittsburgh Penguins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: January 16, 1994  (AGE 21)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Estevan, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 208 DRAFTED: PIT / 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (8th overall)    Prospect Bio
Is first PIT skater to score on their 1st career shot since Brian Gibbons on Nov. 18, 2013 vs. ANA. 2015 POSTSEASON: Is looking to make is NHL postseason debut. 2014-15 REGULAR SEASON: Recalled from WBS on Mar. 24. Has 3 PTS (1G-2A) in his last 6 home games. Both of his goals have been game-winners. 4 of his 7 points this season came on the power-play. Averaged 2:29 of PP TOI, which was 2nd among PIT D-men and 3rd among NHL rookie D-men. 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. Was named an AHL All-Star and had an assist in the AHL All-Star Classic. Played 4-plus seasons with the Portland Winterhawks (WHL) under head coach Mike Johnston, and won the WHL Championship in 2013. Was named Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Western Hockey League (WHL) D-man of the year in 2013-14. Career Info: Highs: G: 1 A: 1 P: 1 PPG: 1 SHG: 0
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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4