|Written by Seth Brisendine|
May 2013 - Derick Pouliot was a key member of the Portland Winterhawks team that fell one game short of winning the 2013 CHL Memorial Cup. The blueliner led all defensemen in scoring with seven points in five games and was named to the tournament All-Star team. Brendan Ross
April 2013 - Sits in fourth place in WHL playoff scoring as of mid-April and the leader in defense scoring, Pouliot is breaking out on the score sheet. His confidence is very apparent. - Seth Brisendine
February 2013 – Pouliot continues to be a top defenseman in Portland. A couple injuries have slowed down his season, but when in the lineup Pouliot has produced. He has 38 points in 39 games for the CHL’s top team in the Winterhawks. He will probably spend another junior with a chance to make Team Canada’s World Junior squad, but will get a long look at camp. – Zenon Herasymiuk
October, 2012 - Off to a good start with three goals and three assists in his first six games, Pouliot is always looking to use his excellent skating ability to join (or lead) the rush. Rich Dillon
September, 2012 - Derrick Pouliot has inked a 3-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins Brendan Ross
June, 2012 - After trading Jordan Staal to Carolina for the 8th overall pick, Ray Shero announced the Portland Winterhawks defenseman, Derrick Pouliot, as the 8th overall selection in front of the Pittsburgh fans. He joins Winterhawks' teammate Joe Morrow in the Penguins' system. Brendan Ross
June 2012 – After putting up an impressive 59 points in the regular season, Pouliot added 17 more in the playoffs. He was also a plus-4 for the Portland Winterhawks who came within one game of going to the Memorial Cup, ultimately falling short to the Edmonton Oil Kings. Pouliot already has 43 playoff games to his resume and close to 200 overall, an impressive feat for a player that has yet to be drafted.
March, 2012 – Derrick Pouliot is an elite WHL rearguard often commended for his offensive skills, but he has a brash defensive game to go along with his scoring prowess. Likely to be a first-round NHL selection at the 2012 draft, Pouliot’s greatest attributes are his silky strides and calmness distributing the puck. He isn’t opposed to dropping the gloves either, posting three fighting majors in 2011-12. - John Canario
Fantasy Outlook: A-
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2013 08:08|