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Derrick Pouliot
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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 Jan. 31. Is averaging 2:08 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. Was named an AHL All-Star and picked up an assist in the AHL All-Star Classic. Was 2nd on WBS with 23 PTS (7G-16A) in 28 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 games with Portland. Was named Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Western Hockey League (WHL) defenseman of the year in 2013-14. 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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You get the right whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals