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Benoit Pouliot

27-Year-Old Left Wing – Edmonton Oilers

2013-14 NHL Stats

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15

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21

PP Pts

8

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10

PIM

56

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.

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Benoit Pouliot NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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
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Benoit Pouliot – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#3 Left Wing
  1. Taylor Hall
  2. David Perron  OUT
  3. Benoit Pouliot
  4. Jesse Joensuu
  5. Luke Gazdic  DTD
Edmonton Oilers

Time On Ice Stats

13:26

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Benoit Pouliot was on the ice for 13:26.

2:49

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Benoit Pouliot was on the ice for 2:49 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 12:13 1:09
2012-13 13:14 1:47
2013-14 13:26 2:49

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Benoit Pouliot 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 12 VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 14:15 2:47
Apr 10 LA 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 15:48 3:50
Apr 8 COL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 0 15:24 1:01
Apr 6 ANH Did Not Play
Apr 4 at PHO Did Not Play
Apr 2 at ANH Did Not Play
Apr 1 at SJ 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 15:09 2:43
Mar 30 NYR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:30 3:53
Mar 28 ANH 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:31 0:47
Mar 25 SJ Did Not Play
Mar 22 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 14:59 1:40
Mar 20 BUF Did Not Play
Mar 18 NSH 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 0 14:23 2:16
Mar 16 at CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:09 2:21
Mar 14 at DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 12:53 2:01
Mar 13 at STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:03 2:38
Mar 11 at MIN 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 15:18 2:25
Mar 9 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 16:48 2:14
Mar 6 NYI Did Not Play
Mar 4 OTT Did Not Play
Mar 1 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 15:06 3:13
Feb 27 MIN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 12:35 1:00
Feb 7 at NJ 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 50.0 0 1 16:00 2:55
Feb 6 at NYR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 14:22 0:00
Feb 3 at BUF Did Not Play
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Feb 1 at BOS Did Not Play
Jan 29 SJ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 10:59 0:54
Jan 27 at VAN Did Not Play
Jan 26 NSH 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 16:45 2:19
Jan 24 PHO Did Not Play
Jan 21 VAN 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 14:38 2:42
Jan 18 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 0 13:39 1:41
Jan 16 at MIN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 15:37 2:03
Jan 14 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 14:38 2:28
Jan 12 at CHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 15:16 5:44
Jan 10 PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 12:10 1:22
Jan 7 STL Did Not Play
Jan 5 TB Did Not Play
Jan 3 at ANH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:12 3:02
Jan 2 at SJ Did Not Play
Dec 31 at PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:30 3:25
Dec 28 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 27 at CGY 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 11:49 2:49
Dec 23 WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 12:04 2:56
Dec 21 STL Did Not Play
Dec 19 at COL Did Not Play
Dec 17 at LA Did Not Play
Dec 15 at ANH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:23 1:22
Dec 13 at VAN Did Not Play
Dec 12 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:11 1:44
Dec 10 CAR Did Not Play
Dec 7 CGY Did Not Play
Dec 5 COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:59 0:00
Dec 3 PHO Did Not Play
Dec 1 at DAL Did Not Play
Nov 29 at CLS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 10:17 0:00
Nov 28 at NSH Did Not Play
Nov 25 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:09 0:38
Nov 21 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 9:14 0:00
Nov 19 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 10:20 0:00
Nov 16 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 9:49 0:34
Nov 15 SJ Did Not Play
Nov 13 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 10 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 7:13 0:00
Nov 9 at PHI Did Not Play
Nov 7 at TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 10:47 1:34
Nov 5 at FLA Did Not Play
Nov 2 DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:59 1:10
Oct 29 TOR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 15:55 0:54
Oct 27 at LA Did Not Play
Oct 26 at PHO 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 14:39 2:12
Oct 24 WAS 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 8:22 0:50
Oct 22 at MON Did Not Play
Oct 19 at OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 13:22 1:43
Oct 17 at NYI Did Not Play
Oct 15 at PIT Did Not Play
Oct 14 at WAS Did Not Play
Oct 12 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 14:28 1:06
Oct 10 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 13:39 1:49
Oct 7 NJ 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:01 2:51
Oct 5 at VAN Did Not Play
Oct 1 WPG Did Not Play

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

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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Pouliot (personal) was absent from practice Thursday, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

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Pouliot has two assists, six shots on goal and two penalty minutes in his last three games.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.