Marc-Antoine Pouliot

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Marc-Antoine Pouliot
Born (1985-05-22) May 22, 1985 (age 28)
Quebec City, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NLA team
Former teams
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
Edmonton Oilers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Phoenix Coyotes
EHC Biel
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 2003
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2005–present
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing  Canada
Spengler Cup
Gold 2012 Davos

Marc-Antoine "Marc" Pouliot (born May 22, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, currently playing for the HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the Nationalliga A (NLA). He was selected 22nd overall by Edmonton in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Pouliot spent his junior career with the Rimouski Océanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). In addition to playing for Canada's under-18 team in 2003, he spent two seasons as the captain of the Océanic. His final junior year was spent on a line with Sidney Crosby. Although naturally a centre, Pouliot switched to left-wing to allow Crosby to play his natural position.

Professional[edit]

After a relatively successful training camp with the Oilers, Pouliot was assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League (AHL) where he made his professional debut. The Edmonton Oilers called him up to their team on March 13, 2006 and Pouliot was set to play on March 18, 2006 against the Red Wings, but was scratched when forward Ethan Moreau returned from a sprained ankle. He played just over 10 minutes in his first NHL game on March 30, 2006 with the Oilers against the Los Angeles Kings. He scored his first NHL goal four nights later on April 3 in Edmonton vs. the Phoenix Coyotes.

Splitting time between the Wilkes-Barre Penguins and the Oilers during the 2006–07 campaign, Pouliot scored four goals with seven assists for the Oilers. He would then split time with the Oilers and the Springfield Falcons during the 2007–08 season. In his first full season with the Oilers, Pouliot appeared in 63 games, recording 20 points.

On July 23, 2010, Pouliot signed a 1-year two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[1]

He was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for a seventh round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on June 25, 2011.[2] In the 2011-12 season, Pouliot started the year with affiliate the Portland Pirates. He appeared in 13 games for the Coyotes throughout the season before finding a regular fourth line role in the playoffs, appearing in a career high 8 games.

On June 1, 2012, Pouliot signed a one-year deal with EHC Biel of the National League A. Upon NHL interest with the option to leave the club before the 5th of July, Pouliot was later officially released as a free agent by the Coyotes on June 26.[3]

After at conclusion of his first Swiss season in which he contributed with 40 points in 48 games, Pouliot returned to remain in the NLA, however signing a two-year deal with rivals HC Fribourg-Gottéron on May 17, 2013.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 28 9 14 23 32 5 0 0 0 4
2002–03 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 65 32 41 73 100
2003–04 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 42 25 33 58 62 9 5 7 12 12
2004–05 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 70 45 69 114 83 13 4 15 19 8
2005–06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 65 15 30 45 63
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 8 1 0 1 0
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 33 14 17 31 20 11 5 5 10 4
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 46 4 7 11 18
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 24 1 6 7 12
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 55 21 26 47 47
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 63 8 12 20 23
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 35 7 7 14 21
2009–10 Springfield Falcons AHL 4 1 5 6 12
2010–11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 69 25 47 72 53 6 4 3 7 4
2010–11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Portland Pirates AHL 48 12 24 36 63
2011–12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 13 0 4 4 2 8 1 1 2 2
2012–13 EHC Biel NLA 48 9 31 40 86 7 3 4 7 18
NHL totals 192 21 36 57 76 8 1 1 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tampa Bay grabs forward Pouliot, coach Fleming from Oilers". Edmonton Journal. 2010-07-24. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Coyotes pick 7 players in 2nd day of NHL draft". Associated Press (USA Today). June 25, 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "EHCB sign Marc-Antoine Pouliot" (in German). EHC Biel. 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Pouliot will play the next two seasons for Gotteron" (in German). HC Fribourg-Gottéron. 2013-05-17. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 

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Preceded by
Jesse Niinimaki
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
2003
Succeeded by
Devan Dubnyk