Benoit Pouliot
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 09/29/1986
AGE: 29
DRAFTED: MIN: 2005-4 overall
OHL All-Rookie Team (2005) OHL First All-Star Team (2005) OHL Rookie of the Year (2005) Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2005) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (2005) Traded to Montreal by Minnesota for Guillaume Latendresse, November 23, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2011. Traded to Tampa Bay by Boston for Michel Ouellet and Tampa Bay's 5th round choice (Seth Griffith) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 1, 2014.
2012-13: Led the team in plus/ minus rating (plus-eight), tied for sixth in goals (eight), and seventh in points (20) ... Tallied a four-game point streak from Feb. 12 vs. MTL to Feb. 19 vs. TOR (two goals, five assists over the span) ... Tied a career-high with three assists on Feb. 19 vs. TOR ... Registered consecutive multi-point games on two occasions – Jan. 29 vs. FLA (two assists) to Feb. 1 vs. WPG (one goal, one assist), and Feb. 16 at FLA (two goals) to Feb. 19 vs. TOR (three assists) ... Tallied the game-winning goal on Feb. 16 at FLA ... Registered 12 points in a ten-game span from Jan. 29 vs. FLA to Feb. 19 vs. TOR (four goals, eight assists) ... Recorded six points (two goals, four assists) in a seven-game span from Apr. 4 at CAR to Apr. 18 at MTL. 2011-12: Played in 74 games in his 1st season with the Boston Bruins, collecting career-highs in points (32), game- winning goals (5) and plus/minus (+18)...Had a season-high 4 game point streak (12/17-12/28, 3 goals, 1 assist)...Recorded 4 multi-point games...Tied career-high with 3 point game (2 goals, 1 assist) on 3/19 vs. TOR...Tied career-best with 3 assists on 1/5 vs. CGY...Tied his career-high with a 3-game goal streak (12/17- 12/23, 3 goals)...Played in his 200th career NHL game on 11/26 vs. WPG...Made his Bruins debut on 10/8 vs. TBL... Skated in 7 postseason games, recording a goal and 2 points with 6 penalty minutes... Tied career-high with 2 playoff points. 2010-11: Appeared in 79 games with the Montreal Canadiens in 1st full NHL season, recording 13 goals and 30 points with a career-high 87 penalty minutes...Registered a career-high with 129 shots...Notched 3 multi-point games, including 3 assist game 3/20 at MIN...Registered career-high 20 penalty minutes on 2/17 at EDM...Recorded 3-game goal streak (2/10-2/15, 3 goals)...Took his 1st career penalty shot on 10/27 (unsuccessful) vs. NYI (Dwayne Roloson)... 2011 Playoffs: Appeared in 3 playoff games totaling 7 penalty minutes... 2009-10: Played in 14 games with the Minnesota Wild, posting 2 goals and 4 points before being traded to the Montreal Canadiens on 11/23...Appeared in 39 games with the Canadiens, collecting 9 goals and 24 points to go along with 31 penalty minutes...Set a career-high with 17 goals...Registered 4 multi-point games, all 2-point efforts...Recorded a career- best 5-game point streak (3/3-3/16, 2 goals, 4 assists)...Set a career-high with 7 shots on goal on 1/20 vs. STL... Played in his 100th career NHL game on 4/2 at PHI...2010 Playoffs: Skated in a career-high 18 postseason games with Montreal, recording 2 assists and 6 penalty minutes...Played a 3-game stint with Hamilton (AHL), collected a goal and 3 points...2008-09: Split the season between the Minnesota Wild and Houston Aeros (AHL)...Skated in 37 games with the Wild, recording 5 goals and 11 points with 18 penalty minutes...Two of his 5 goals were power play tallies...Recorded 2 multi-point games, both 2-point nights...Held a three-game point streak (11/1-11/6, 2 goals, 1 assist)...Skated in 30 games with Houston, notching 9 goals and 24 points...Appeared in 20 playoff games with the Aeros, collecting a goal and 8 points as Houston advanced to the Western Conference Final...2007-08: Played in 11 games with the Wild, recording 2 goals and 3 points with zero penalty minutes...Recalled from Houston on
3 occasions during the season...Scored his 1st NHL points with a 2-goal performance on 3/22 at CGY...Recorded 1st NHL assist on 3/28 vs. VAN...2008 Playoffs: Made his NHL postseason debut with the Wild and posted a +1 rating...2006-07: Spent most of his 1st full pro season in Houston, skating in 67 games and posting 19 goals and 36 points to go along with 109 penalty minutes … opened the season with 11 goals in his first 15 games …. Recalled once by Minnesota from 11/22-11/26 … Made his NHL debut on 11/22 at MTL.

AHL Career
Joined Houston during their playoff run following the conclusion of his junior career … played two scoreless AHL postseason games.

Junior Career
Played two full seasons of junior hockey for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League, appearing in 122 games and scoring 66 goals and 136 points … 2005-06: Played in 51 games with the Wolves, collecting 35 goals and 65 assists with 141 points … Ranked first on the Wolves in goals and plus/minus (+23) and second in points … 2004-05: Appeared in a career-high 67 games with Sudbury, notching 29 goals and 67 points with 102 penalty minutes … Was named the Canadian Major Junior and OHL Rookie of the Year, earned Canada Major Junior All-Rookie teams and OHL All-Rookie Team honors in addition to an OHL First Team All-Star berth in his first full junior season.

International Career
Represented Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2006, collecting five assists in six games while winning a Gold Medal.