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Benoit Pouliot

30-Year-Old Left Wing – Edmonton Oilers

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Pouliot has found decent success in his first two years as an Oiler, potting 33 goals and 70 points in 113 games while consistently holding down a top-six role on a roster teeming with talented forwards. He’s likely to be put in a similar position this season, and perhaps a ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 200   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.

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Pouliot scored two goals -- including the game-winner -- in a 4-1 victory over the visiting Capitals on Wednesday.

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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 58 19 15 34 -1 28 105 18.1 3 1 16:37 4 3 7 2:02 71 31
2015-16 29 NHL EDM 55 14 22 36 -6 30 109 12.8 0 1 16:03 5 4 9 2:21 35 25
2016-17 30 NHL EDM 23 4 1 5 -1 22 31 12.9 1 0 15:28 0 0 0 1:44 12 15
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Benoit Pouliot – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

15:28

Average Time On Ice

On average, Benoit Pouliot was on the ice for 15:28.

1:44

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Benoit Pouliot was on the ice for 1:44 during power plays.

1:23

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Benoit Pouliot was on the ice for 1:23 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 16:37 2:02 1:09
2015-16 16:03 2:21 0:26
2016-17 15:28 1:44 1:23

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Benoit Pouliot
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 3 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:34 1:00
Dec 1 @WPG 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 13:31 0:00
Nov 29 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 18:22 3:48
Nov 27 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 14:24 2:06
Nov 25 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:28 0:51
Nov 23 @COL Did Not Play
Nov 21 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 19 @DAL Did Not Play
Nov 17 @LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:29 1:08
Nov 15 @ANA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:33 1:49
Nov 13 NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:40 0:56
Nov 11 DAL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:46 2:01
Nov 8 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:12 0:50
Nov 6 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:53 1:01
Nov 5 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:55 2:34
Nov 3 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:15 2:24
Nov 1 @TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 15:33 1:44
Oct 30 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:46 3:11
Oct 28 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 15:44 0:00
Oct 26 WAS 2 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 3 66.7 1 1 16:24 2:13
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Oct 23 @WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 16:47 1:37
Oct 20 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 18:04 2:12
Oct 18 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:02 2:34
Oct 16 BUF 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 4:34 0:00
Oct 14 @CGY 0 0 0 -1 6 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 12:14 0:48
Oct 12 CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:42 4:55

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

Patrick Maroon's success after coming over to Edmonton means the Oilers may be willing to part with Pouliot via trade this offseason, the Edmonton Journal reports.

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Pouliot (shoulder) will not play in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Canucks, per Oilers coach Todd McLellan.

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Pouliot may be suffering from a separated shoulder following a collision in the third period of Sunday's game against the Oilers, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports. The indication is he could miss the remainder of the season.

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Pouliot tallied a power-play goal on two shots and had four PIM in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Ducks.

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Pouliot went plus-4 with four assists Thursday, beating Toronto 5-2.

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Pouliot scored the Oilers' lone goal as they were lambasted by Montreal 5-1 on Saturday.

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Pouliot notched two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 7-2 lambasting of the Senators.

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Pouliot rang up a power-play goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

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Pouliot picked up a secondary assist and two penalty minutes in Monday's 4-2 win over the Panthers.

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Pouliot scored a goal and chipped in a helper in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Coyotes.

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Pouliot scored a pair of goals and fired five shots on goal in Sunday's loss to the Flames.

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Pouliot (lower body) will return to action Saturday against the Avalanche.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015-16

Sleeper alert! Pouliot is about to go on the ride of his life. You see, he’s now the sidekick to the dynamic duo of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle, and the trio clearly have chemistry. Just take a look at what they did together from Mar. 12 onwards last season. Now, you shouldn’t expect point-per-game-level production from the winger. But it’s not a stretch for him to flirt with 40 points or more in this improving situation. He’ll pick up some points on the second-unit power play and should lay at least 100 hits if he clears 70 games. He’ll be on everyone’s radar on draft day, so gauge his value carefully. The sleeper tag only helps if you can get him with a value pick.

2014-15

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 overpay to convince free agents to head west. While Pouliot will receive the opportunity to compete for a second-line gig, there’s no guarantee he lands the role with all of David Perron, Teddy Purcell and Nail Yakupov also competing for the two available jobs. Still, it's really hard to believe the Oil would drop that kind of coin on a third-line player. Watch camp carefully and do not draft him until you know where his future lies.

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.