Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Derrick Pouliot
Derrick Pouliot was born on January 16, 1994 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. The product of the WHLís Portland Winterhawks was drafted in the first round, eighth overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In Pouliotís four years with the Winterhawks, he helped the team win the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champion in 2013. He was also on the CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team in 2013, the WHL First All-Star Team in 2014, and the CHL Defenseman of the Year.

After his time in the WHL was done, Pouliot was assigned to the Pittsburgh Penguins AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, to start the 2014-15 season. Two months into the season, the Penguins had injury problems, which led them to recall Pouliot to the NHL. On December 20, 2014, Pouliot made his NHL debut in a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers. In 34 games in Pittsburgh, Pouliot scored two goals and seven points.

Pouliot would split time during the 2015-16 season between Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In 22 games at the NHL-level, the defenceman recorded seven assists. He also suited up in two post-season games for the Penguins, as the club marched to the fourth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

On October 3, 2017, Pouliot's time in the Penguins organization would come to an end. He was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Andrey Pedan.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2008-09 Weyburn Wings Minor-SK 26 25 38 63 24 5 5 1 6
2008-09 Moose Jaw Warriors SMHL 5 1 1 2 0
2009-10 Moose Jaw Generals SMHL 43 14 29 43 38 4 0 2 2 4
2009-10 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 7 0 1 1 0 0
2010-11 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 66 5 25 30 38 +13 21 1 3 4 16
2011-12 Portland Winterhawks WHL 72 11 48 59 79 +15 22 3 14 17 18
2012-13 Portland Winterhawks WHL 44 9 36 45 60 +35 21 4 16 20 12
2012-13 Portland Winter Hawks M-Cup 5 2 5 7 10
2012-13 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Portland Winterhawks WHL 58 17 53 70 74 +40 21 5 27 32 13
2013-14 Canada WJC-A 7 1 4 5 8 +2
2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 34 2 5 7 4 -11
2014-15 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 31 7 17 24 20 +2 6 1 2 3 2
2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 22 0 7 7 2 +4 2 0 0 0 2
2015-16 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 37 6 17 23 26 +15
2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 11 0 0 0 4 -4
2016-17 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 46 7 16 23 26 +15 5 1 1 2 2
NHL Totals 67 2 12 14 10 2 0 0 0 2


Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2013) WHL West First All-Star Team (2014) WHL Defenseman of the Year (2014) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2014)
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