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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
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. Recalled from WBS on Mar. 24. Has 2 PTS (1G-1A) in his last 4 home games. Both of his goals have been game-winners. Is averaging 2:25 of PP TOI, 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. Was 2nd on WBS with 24 PTS (7G-17A) in 31 GP upon recall. Played 4-plus seasons with the Portland Winterhawks (WHL) under head coach Mike Johnston, and won the WHL Championship in 2013. Recorded 205 PTS (42G-163) in 247 career GP with Portland. 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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