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Benoit Pouliot

28-Year-Old Left Wing – Edmonton Oilers

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Many were likely surprised when Pouliot received a five-year, $20-million contract from the Oilers this offseason, after totaling just merely 15 goals with the Rangers in 2013-14. He’s probably not worth the amount the Oilers gave him, but the organization always has to over...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 197   DOB: 9/29/1986   BORN: Alfred, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #4 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Benoit Pouliot Contract Information:

Signed by Oilers to a five-year, $20 million deal in July of 2014.

October 8, 2014  –  Benoit Pouliot News

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Pouliot (hip) skated Wednesday and will be ready to play in Thursday's opener, according to the Edmonton Journal.

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Benoit Pouliot NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 20 3 0 0 0 -1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 21 11 2 1 3 -1 0 10 20.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 22 37 5 6 11 1 18 34 14.7 1 0 11:51 2 2 4 2:03 21 2
2009-10 23 53 17 11 28 8 43 111 15.3 3 0 15:28 4 2 6 1:55 61 19
2010-11 24 NHL MON 79 13 17 30 2 87 129 10.1 4 0 11:32 1 0 1 0:48 110 20
2011-12 25 NHL BOS 74 16 16 32 18 38 107 15.0 5 0 12:13 1 1 2 1:09 97 14
2012-13 26 NHL TB 34 8 12 20 8 15 60 13.3 1 0 13:14 0 3 3 1:47 35 6
2013-14 27 NHL NYR 80 15 21 36 10 56 141 10.6 4 0 13:26 7 1 8 2:49 141 18
2014-15 28 NHL EDM 5 0 2 2 -4 6 9 0.0 0 0 14:11 0 0 0 2:12 5 1
2014-15 Proj 28 NHL EDM 77 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Benoit Pouliot

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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Benoit Pouliot was on the ice for 14:11.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Benoit Pouliot was on the ice for 2:12 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 13:14 1:47
2013-14 13:26 2:49
2014-15 14:11 2:12

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Benoit Pouliot 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 17 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:05 3:43
Oct 15 at ARI 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:44 2:01
Oct 14 at LA 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 12:45 1:54
Oct 11 at VAN 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 12:53 1:38
Oct 9 CGY 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 15:30 1:43

Benoit Pouliot: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pouliot is nursing a hip flexor injury, but is considered probable for Thursday's season opener against the Flames.

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The Oilers have signed Pouliot to a five-year, $20 million deal, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.

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Pouliot staked the Rangers to an early lead in Wednesday's Game 4 victory over the Kings with a first-period goal.

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Pouliot potted a goal in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to the Kings.

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Pouliot did practice at Thursday's optional skate, reports Andrew Gross of The Record.

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Pouliot collected a goal and an assist in an overtime win over Pittsburgh on Friday.

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Pouliot netted the game-winning goal in Wednesday’s Game 7 win over the Flyers.

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Pouliot netted a goal in Sunday's Game 2 loss to the Flyers.

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Pouliot scored one of the team's two goals in a 2-1 win over Buffalo on Thursday.

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Pouliot scored a goal on his only shot in Tuesday's win over Carolina, pushing his point streak to six games.

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Pouliot picked up a pair of assists, went plus-2 and took a minor penalty in Monday's overtime win against the Coyotes.

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Pouliot is in Columbus with the Rangers, and is good to go for Friday's matchup against the Blue Jackets, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

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2014-15

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2013-14

The relationship between Pouliot and the Rangers is a mutual agreement of low-risk, high reward. The Rangers, who had very little wiggle room this past off season took out a flier on Minnesota's fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft. If it fails, the soon-to-be 27-year-old only costs them $1.3 million and would not be shy about releasing him. Although Pouliot has never eclipsed the 35-point mark and battled a shoulder injury in March, he still managed eight goals and 12 assists through 34 games last season. Should he make the team out of camp, it's a fair assumption Pouliot would likely see third and fourth line minutes at best. Now on his fifth team in seven seasons, whether you're in an annual redraft or a dynasty league, Pouliot is merely worth a weekly check in the FA pool.

2012-13

Pouliot has been handed a free gift -- the possibility of a semi-permanent gig alongside Vinny Lecavalier. He has never lived up to his draft-day hype (he was fourth overall back in 2005) and his best output came last season (16-16-32). But this year, he'll be afforded an opportunity to win that second-line gig and despite Lecavalier's decline, the duo could click. There's an outside shot of 50 points and 80 PIMs, but don't over-invest early. He may not earn the job until the very end of camp.

2011-12

Pouliot, who scored 13 goals and 30 points in 79 games with Montreal this past season, is a reclamation project who brings size and skill to the table, but has not lived up to his fourth-overall draft position (2005). At one year for $1.1 million though, he's a decent roll of the dice for the Bruins, who are trying to fill the void up front created by the departures of Michael Ryder and Mark Recchi.

2010-11

Pouliot finished last season very strong for the Canadiens after being traded from Minnesota in exchange for Guillaume Latendresse. Montreal's more open attack might have helped Pouliot emerge as the goal scorer he was thought to be when Minnesota drafted him fourth overall in 2005. He ended up scoring 15 goals and adding nine assists for 24 points in 35 games for the Habs.

2009-10

Pouliot is one of the Wild's top prospect's heading into this season and seems likely to make the club right out of training camp. He's a talented skater, though his defense still is an unanswered question. He had 11 points in the 37 games last year for the Wild and also had 18 PIMs. He has the talent to make an impact in Minnesota, but it remains to be seen how big of opportunity he'll get this season.

2008-09

Pouliot should make the Wild roster and center the No. 3 or No. 4 line. He's got some upside as the fourth-overall pick in the 2005 draft drew praise from head coach Jacques Lemaire late last season as well. He may be used less as a defensive player and add more scoring as a result.

2007-08

Pouliot has the ability to be a terrific goal scorer at the NHL level, but he doesn't pick up many assists; therefore his fantasy value will always suffer a bit. Pouliot didn't have great numbers in his first full pro season with Houston of the AHL, scoring just 19 goals to go along with 36 points in 67 games. Pouliot would benefit from another season in the minors, but he should get a shot to make the Wild out of training camp this season. The fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft is still only 20 years old and has a bright future ahead of him.

2006-07

Pouliot, the fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft, scored 35 goals and 65 points in 51 games for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League last season. He may not make Minnesota's roster out of training camp, but should be called up at some point this season.

2005-06

Pouliot was the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft after finishing with 29 goals and 38 assists in 67 games for Sudbury in the Ontario Hockey League. He was named the OHL's rookie of the year in 2004-05. He'll likely return to Sudbury, but at 18 he's a solid keeper prospect as he could be skating for the Wild as soon as 2005-06.

2004-05

Pouliot is the second-ranked OHL player eligible for the 2005 NHL entry draft. He is blessed with incredible talent, great vision, soft hands and a fluid yet explosive skating style, but he's underweight (180 lbs) for his 6'3" frame. Once he fills out and adds strength, Pouliot has the potential to be a star in the NHL.