Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has resigned defenceman Derrick Pouliot to a one-year, one-way contract worth $1,100,000.
"Derrick was a valuable part of our blueline last season and has shown an ability to contribute offensively," said Benning. "We are excited to have him back and to watch him take another step forward next season."
Pouliot, 24, recorded 22 points (3-19-22) in 71 games played with the Canucks this past season, setting career-highs in games played, goals, assists and points. The 6-0, 208-pound defenceman tied for second in points amongst Canucks defencemen and ranked second for most assists (19) amongst Canucks blueliners.
In 138 career NHL games over parts of four seasons split between Pittsburgh and Vancouver, Pouliot has collected 36 points (5-31-36). He has also skated in two playoff games with the Stanley Cup-winning Penguins in 2015.16.
A native of Estevan, Saskatchewan, Pouliot was acquired from Pittsburgh in exchange for Andrey Pedan and a 2018 fourth round selection on October 3, 2017. He was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the first round, eighth overall, at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
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