Penguins prospect defenseman Derrick Pouliot underwent successful shoulder surgery today, it was announced by interim general manager Jason Botterill.
Pouliot had shoulder labral repair surgery performed by Dr. Dharmesh Vyas at UPMC. Recovery time is expected to be 4-6 months.
Pouliot was recently named the Western Hockey League's 'Defenseman of the Year' after helping the Portland Winterhawks advance to the WHL championship series. Pouliot led all WHL defensemen in the playoffs with 32 points (5G-27A) and he had a career-high 70 points (17G-53A) during the regular season.