Kevin Poulin

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Kevin Poulin
Kevin Poulin 2013.jpg
Poulin in October 2013
Born (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 24)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team New York Islanders
NHL Draft 126th overall, 2008
New York Islanders
Playing career 2010–present

Kevin Bureau-Poulin[1] (born April 12, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Poulin was selected by the Islanders in the 5th round (126th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Poulin first played major junior hockey in 2006 for the Victoriaville Tigres of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League posting a 3.34 GAA and a .896 percentage in 24 games. In 2008, Poulin was drafted by the New York Islanders in the fifth round and #126 overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He continued to play in Victoriaville until his final year of major-junior in 2010 posting 2.63 GAA and .916 save percentage, his best career QMJHL numbers.[2]

With the Islanders during the 2013 playoffs.

Poulin began the 2010–11 NHL season playing with the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers, but on January 4, 2011 he was recalled to the NHL due to an injury to Rick DiPietro.[3] Poulin made his NHL debut on January 6, 2011 in relief against the Edmonton Oilers. His first NHL start was two days later on January 8 versus the Colorado Avalanche. On February 8, he injured his knee during warmups and later had season ending surgery. On February 23, 2013, Poulin was recalled to replace Rick Dipietro, who was placed on waivers a day before and then cleared waivers prior to being sent to the SoundTigers .

As the backup for Evgeni Nabokov during the 2012-13 NHL Season, Poulin had 1 win, 3 losses and a 3.02 GAA and .893 save percentage in 4 starts for the New York Islanders as well as relieving Nabokov once. Entering the playoffs for the first time since 2007 as the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference against the 1st seeded Pittsburgh Penguins, Poulin replaced Nabokov in Game 1 [4] and Game 5,[5] however the Islanders were eliminated in 6 games,[6] Poulin finished the playoffs with 1.15 GAA and .933 save percentage.

Career statistics[edit]

2010 preseason with the Islanders
    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 Victoriaville Tigres QJMHL 24 10 6 0 1220 68 0 3.34 .896 2 0 0 41 5 0 7.20 .808
2007–08 Victoriaville Tigres QJMHL 52 18 23 3 2734 171 0 3.75 .885 6 2 4 279 27 0 5.80 .846
2008–09 Victoriaville Tigres QJMHL 39 18 16 3 1220 114 1 3.01 .905 4 0 4 249 18 0 4.34 .903
2009–10 Victoriaville Tigres QJMHL 54 35 16 0 3105 136 7 2.63 .916 16 10 6 971 46 0 2.84 .918
2010–11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 15 10 5 0 903 33 2 2.19 .932
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 10 4 2 1 491 20 0 2.44 .924
2011–12 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 49 26 18 4 2943 137 3 2.79 .912 3 0 3 194 10 0 3.09 .917
2011–12 New York Islanders NHL 6 2 4 0 296 15 0 3.04 .907
2012–13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 32 15 14 3 1824 98 1 3.22 .904
2012–13 New York Islanders NHL 5 1 3 0 258 13 0 3.02 .893 2 0 0 52 1 0 1.15 .933
2013–14 New York Islanders NHL 28 11 16 1 1625 89 0 3.29 .891
2013–14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 15 2 12 1 904 40 0 2.65 .910
NHL totals 49 18 25 2 2671 137 0 3.08 .900 2 0 0 52 1 0 1.15 .933

Awards and honours[edit]

  • QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2009–10) [7]

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