Pouliot scored his second goal of the season and added two helpers in Tuesday's win over Carolina. Pouliot factored in on all three of the team's goals, also blocking four shots in 20:47 of ice time. He's been a great addition for Vancouver and it hasn't necessarily shown from a fantasy perspective. He's got 10 points through 25 contests and is playing on the power play, so don't hesitate to take a gander on him. His steady ice time and willingness to join the rush make him worth owning in some deep leagues.
Pouliot collected a pair of assists in Tuesday's win over Vegas. Pouliot has moved onto the team's first power-play unit for the time being and is now up to five assists through 15 contests this season. The 23-year-old has some offensive upside and is probably worth a look in some deeper leagues while fellow blueliners Troy Stecher (knee) and Chris Tanev (upper body) remain out of the lineup. Pouliot hadn't recorded a point in seven straight games prior to Tuesday, but his role is increasing and his fantasy value is trending upwards.
Pouliot has picked up two assists in his first five games with the Canucks. Pouliot hasn't really stood out since arriving in Vancouver, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The 23-year-old has been pretty average, and while he's made a few poor defensive plays, he's shown potential with some terrific passes and skating rushes. He's playing on the third defensive pairing and seeing second-unit power-play time, but don't look for him to be a significant fantasy contributor. Pouliot only has 72 career NHL games under his belt, so watch out for him in deeper leagues as he continues to grow his game.
Pouliot was brought in via trade from Pittsburgh in exchange for Andrey Pedan and a 2018 fourth-round pick. Pouliot never lived up to expectations after the Penguins took him eighth overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. Since going pro, the blueliner has appeared in just 67 games spread out across four seasons and tallied a mere two goals and 12 helpers. The 23-year-old was consistently beaten out during training camp by younger talents, so it shouldn't be surprising to see Pittsburgh part ways with him. A change of scenery could help Pouliot rediscover the scoring touch that has been missing since his days in the WHL.
Pouliot inked a one-year contract worth $800,000 with the Penguins on Wednesday. Despite consistently being passed up on the depth chart by other players since being taken eighth overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, Pouliot will get a chance at a full-time role after signing his first one-way deal. It won't be easy for the 23-year-old to earn regular minutes, as he's probably still behind Chad Ruhwedel and the newly acquired Matt Hunwick. This is likely the last shot for Pouliot to stick with the Pens. If he can't put together a solid season, the organization may finally acknowledge what fans have been saying for a while -- that the Saskatchewan native was a bust, especially considering he was selected one spot ahead of Winnipeg's Jacob Trouba.
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