Pouliot secured a one-year, two-way contract from St. Louis on Monday. It's telling that the best deal Pouliot could find was two-way in nature, considering he hasn't played in the minors since 2016-17. The No. 8 overall pick from the 2012 NHL Draft, it's hard not to consider the blueliner a complete bust at this point. the additions of Jordie Benn and Oscar Fantenberg will only make Pouliot's chances of securing an Opening Night roster spot that much worse, so don't be surprised to see him playing in the minors for much of the 2019-20 campaign.
The Canucks didn't qualify Pouilot's contract, making him an unrestricted free agent July 1, Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet reports. The 25-year-old hasn't had the career he'd hoped when he was drafted eighth overall in 2012. This past season with the Canucks, Pouliot logged an average of 17:10 of ice time per game, and chipped in 12 points in just 62 games. He was solid on the defensive end, however, accumulating 76 hits and 71 blocks this campaign. Pouliot is set to find his third team in six years, and will likely have to settle for a "prove-it," one-year deal from a willing team for next season.
Pouliot was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against the Rangers. Pouliot was held pointless in his prior three outings, posting a minus-1 rating in each game, so he came out of the lineup to make way for Chris Tanev's return. He's sitting at 12 points in 61 contests. Pouliot won't provide value in the majority of leagues.
Pouliot has a goal and three assists in his last 13 games. The blueliner has also recorded 13 hits and nine blocked shots over that span. He scored a late goal in a 7-2 loss to the Sharks on Monday, but it's safe to avoid him in the vast majority of fantasy formats.
Pouliot was back on the ice for Saturday's loss to the Maple Leafs. Pouliot was scratched for Thursday's contest with Montreal, but wasn't impactful in his return. He had two hits and a shot on goal, while also missing a check en route to a goal against. Pouliot has just six points in 39 games this year.
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