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Benoit Pouliot

\BEHN-wah POO-lee-oh\

Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-3 (190 cm)
Weight: 197 lbs. (89 kg)

Born: September 29, 1986 in Alfred, Ontario
Draft: Minnesota, 1st round (4th overall), 2005 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Sudbury Wolves
Current salary: $4,000,000
Current cap hit: $4,000,000



NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2006-07 20 MIN NHL 3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 21 6:58
2007-08 21 MIN NHL 11 2 1 3 -1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 20.0 17 97 8:49 26 39 40.0 6 1 7 2
2008-09 22 MIN NHL 37 5 6 11 1 18 3 2 0 1 4 2 0 34 14.7 56 438 11:51 93 124 42.9 21 2 12 15
2009-10 23 TOT NHL 53 17 11 28 8 43 13 4 0 3 9 2 0 111 15.3 180 820 15:28 5 6 45.5 61 19 21 20
2009-10 23 MIN NHL 14 2 2 4 0 12 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 19 10.5 36 167 11:56 4 4 50.0 15 0 2 4
2009-10 23 MTL NHL 39 15 9 24 8 31 11 4 0 3 7 2 0 92 16.3 144 653 16:44 1 2 33.3 46 19 19 16
2010-11 24 MTL NHL 79 13 17 30 2 87 12 1 0 4 17 0 0 129 10.1 213 911 11:32 10 12 45.5 110 20 26 14
2011-12 25 BOS NHL 74 16 16 32 18 38 15 1 0 5 15 1 0 107 15.0 174 904 12:13 8 10 44.4 97 14 37 8
2012-13 26 TBL NHL 34 8 12 20 8 15 8 0 0 1 9 3 0 60 13.3 100 450 13:14 10 21 32.3 35 6 18 16
2013-14 27 NYR NHL 80 15 21 36 10 56 8 7 0 4 20 1 0 141 10.6 223 1075 13:26 20 19 51.3 141 18 31 39
2014-15 28 EDM NHL 58 19 15 34 -1 28 14 4 1 3 12 3 0 105 18.1 174 964 16:37 13 21 38.2 71 31 40 36
4 yrs MIN NHL 65 9 9 18 -1 30 7 2 0 1 6 3 0 64 14.1 110 723 11:08 123 167 42.4 42 3 21 21
2 yrs MTL NHL 118 28 26 54 10 118 23 5 0 7 24 2 0 221 12.7 357 1564 13:15 11 14 44.0 156 39 45 30
1 yr BOS NHL 74 16 16 32 18 38 15 1 0 5 15 1 0 107 15.0 174 904 12:13 8 10 44.4 97 14 37 8
1 yr EDM NHL 58 19 15 34 -1 28 14 4 1 3 12 3 0 105 18.1 174 964 16:37 13 21 38.2 71 31 40 36
1 yr NYR NHL 80 15 21 36 10 56 8 7 0 4 20 1 0 141 10.6 223 1075 13:26 20 19 51.3 141 18 31 39
1 yr TBL NHL 34 8 12 20 8 15 8 0 0 1 9 3 0 60 13.3 100 450 13:14 10 21 32.3 35 6 18 16
Career NHL 429 95 99 194 44 285 75 19 1 21 86 13 0 698 13.6 1138 5680 13:14 185 252 42.3 542 111 192 150

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 21 Minnesota Wild NHL 11 85.3 68 87 43.9 -8.7 51 67 43.2 -8.9 10.0 92.0 102.0 44.7 55.3
2008-09 22 Minnesota Wild NHL 37 353.5 262 321 44.9 -6.2 210 254 45.3 -6.9 7.9 94.7 102.6 46.4 53.6
2009-10 23 2 Teams NHL 53 682 677 50.2 3.2 530 505 51.2 4.9 8.6 93.2 101.8 50.1 49.9
2009-10 23 Minnesota Wild NHL 14 145.9 143 142 50.2 1.2 110 108 50.5 3.3 9.3 90.5 99.9 44.3 55.7
2009-10 23 Montreal Canadiens NHL 39 545.3 539 535 50.2 3.6 420 397 51.4 5.3 8.4 94.0 102.3 51.7 48.3
2010-11 24 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 840.5 913 759 54.6 4.6 663 537 55.3 4.3 7.6 91.6 99.2 51.3 48.7
2011-12 25 Boston Bruins NHL 74 818.4 845 685 55.2 0.1 624 515 54.8 0.2 10.1 93.5 103.6 58.0 42.0
2012-13 26 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 34 384.3 364 360 50.3 4.5 282 278 50.4 2.9 12.4 91.8 104.2 49.8 50.2
2013-14 27 New York Rangers NHL 80 912.4 896 732 55.0 1.4 656 559 54.0 0.4 7.9 93.0 100.9 58.6 41.4
2014-15 28 Edmonton Oilers NHL 58 762.2 751 731 50.7 3.1 542 571 48.7 1.2 10.0 90.5 100.5 60.2 39.8
3 yrs NHL 11 584.7 473 550 46.2 -4.9 371 429 46.4 -5.1 8.6 93.3 101.9 45.6 54.4
2 yrs NHL 39 1385.8 1452 1294 52.9 3.8 1083 934 53.7 4.0 7.9 92.5 100.5 51.5 48.5
Career NHL 58 4847.8 5463 5029 52.1 1.8 4088 3791 51.9 1.5 9.0 92.6 101.5 54.2 45.8

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2006-07 20 MIN NHL 3 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.33 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 -1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2007-08 21 MIN NHL 11 1 0.18 0.09 0.27 0.12 0.00 0.91 2 1 3 1 4 1 4 0 -1 0.3 0.1 0.3
2008-09 22 MIN NHL 37 4 0.14 0.16 0.30 0.12 0.49 0.92 5 6 11 4 18 7 10 0 1 0.4 0.7 1.1
2009-10 23 TOT NHL 53 12 0.32 0.21 0.53 0.23 0.81 2.09 18 11 29 13 47 14 27 2 8 2.6 1.4 3.9
2009-10 23 MIN NHL 14 2 0.14 0.14 0.29 0.12 0.86 1.36 2 2 4 2 8 1 7 0 0 0.2 0.2 0.4
2009-10 23 MTL NHL 39 11 0.38 0.23 0.62 0.27 0.79 2.36 16 9 25 11 39 13 20 2 8 2.4 1.1 3.5
2010-11 24 MTL NHL 79 12 0.16 0.22 0.38 0.15 1.10 1.63 14 18 32 13 41 5 34 0 2 2.1 1.2 3.4
2011-12 25 BOS NHL 74 13 0.22 0.22 0.43 0.18 0.51 1.45 18 17 35 14 51 7 26 0 18 3.0 1.5 4.4
2012-13 26 TBL NHL 34 7 0.24 0.35 0.59 0.22 0.44 1.76 15 22 37 14 30 4 18 0 8 1.8 0.7 2.5
2013-14 27 NYR NHL 80 14 0.19 0.26 0.45 0.17 0.70 1.76 17 23 40 16 54 15 29 0 10 2.8 1.8 4.6
2014-15 28 EDM NHL 58 14 0.33 0.26 0.59 0.25 0.48 1.81 21 16 37 16 53 13 47 6 -1 3.4 1.1 4.5
4 yrs MIN NHL 65 7 0.14 0.14 0.28 0.11 0.46 0.98 9 9 18 7 31 9 23 0 -1 0.8 1.0 1.8
2 yrs MTL NHL 118 22 0.24 0.22 0.46 0.19 1.00 1.87 30 27 57 24 80 18 54 2 10 4.5 2.4 6.9
1 yr BOS NHL 74 13 0.22 0.22 0.43 0.18 0.51 1.45 18 17 35 14 51 7 26 0 18 3.0 1.5 4.4
1 yr EDM NHL 58 14 0.33 0.26 0.59 0.25 0.48 1.81 21 16 37 16 53 13 47 6 -1 3.4 1.1 4.5
1 yr NYR NHL 80 14 0.19 0.26 0.45 0.17 0.70 1.76 17 23 40 16 54 15 29 0 10 2.8 1.8 4.6
1 yr TBL NHL 34 7 0.24 0.35 0.59 0.22 0.44 1.76 15 22 37 14 30 4 18 0 8 1.8 0.7 2.5
Career NHL 429 78 0.22 0.23 0.45 0.18 0.66 1.63 110 114 224 91 299 66 197 8 44 16.2 8.4 24.6

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2007-08 21 MIN NHL 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 10 10:16 0 0 1 0 0 0
2009-10 23 MTL NHL 18 0 2 2 -5 6 0 0 0 0 22 0.0 40 212 11:45 2 2 50.0 29 7 5 1
2010-11 24 MTL NHL 3 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 19 6:12 0 0 3 0 0 1
2011-12 25 BOS NHL 7 1 1 2 -1 6 1 0 0 0 6 16.7 11 89 12:40 0 1 0.0 15 1 4 4
2013-14 27 NYR NHL 25 5 5 10 8 26 4 1 0 1 40 12.5 75 393 15:42 8 9 47.1 59 11 11 17
Career NHL 54 6 8 14 3 45 5 1 0 1 70 8.6 129 722 13:22 10 12 45.5 107 19 20 23

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 21 Minnesota Wild NHL 1 10.2 9 5 64.3 -2.4 8 5 61.5 -2.5 14.3 100.0 114.3 50.0 50.0
2009-10 23 Montreal Canadiens NHL 18 193.8 176 200 46.8 2.3 121 150 44.6 0.3 6.1 91.3 97.4 60.2 39.8
2010-11 24 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 18.6 12 14 46.2 -7.9 8 9 47.1 -9.0 0.0 100.0 100.0 55.0 45.0
2011-12 25 Boston Bruins NHL 7 83.4 93 52 64.1 5.6 68 40 63.0 7.0 6.0 85.2 91.2 67.3 32.7
2013-14 27 New York Rangers NHL 25 315.6 312 294 51.5 2.9 224 210 51.6 2.2 12.6 93.3 105.9 60.3 39.7
2 yrs NHL 18 212.4 188 214 46.8 1.0 129 159 44.8 -1.2 5.6 91.8 97.4 59.4 40.6
Career NHL 1 621.6 602 565 51.6 1.8 429 414 50.9 1.1 9.3 92.1 101.4 60.7 39.3

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
2002-03 16 Clarence Beavers ON-Jr.B 38 13 17 30 86
2002-03 16 Hawkesbury Hawks ON-Jr.A 1 1 0 1 0
2003-04 17 Hawkesbury Hawks ON-Jr.A 45 21 21 42 85
2003-04 17 Sudbury Wolves OHL 4 2 2 4 5 0 2 0 0
2004-05 18 Sudbury Wolves OHL 67 29 38 67 7 102 21 8 0
2005-06 19 Sudbury Wolves OHL 51 35 30 65 23 141 19 11 5
2005-06 19 Canada WJC-A 6 0 5 5 3 14 0 0 0 0
2006-07 20 Houston Aeros AHL 67 19 17 36 -16 109 11 8 0 5 116 16.4
2007-08 21 Houston Aeros AHL 46 10 14 24 -8 67 7 3 0 1 76 13.2
2008-09 22 Houston Aeros AHL 30 9 15 24 -2 20 5 2 2 0 76 11.8
2009-10 23 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 3 1 2 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 11 9.1
Career 4 Seasons AHL 146 39 48 87 -25 200 23 14 2 6 279 14.0
Career 3 Seasons OHL 122 66 70 136 35 243 42 19 5
Career 2 Seasons ON-Jr.A 46 22 21 43 85
Career 1 Season ON-Jr.B 38 13 17 30 86
Career 1 Season WJC-A 6 0 5 5 3 14 0 0 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2002-03 16 Clarence Beavers ON-Jr.B 5 0 2 2 8
2003-04 17 Hawkesbury Hawks ON-Jr.A 6 3 7 10 10
2003-04 17 Sudbury Wolves OHL 4 2 1 3 -1 0 1 1 0
2004-05 18 Sudbury Wolves OHL 12 6 8 14 3 20 3 3 0
2005-06 19 Sudbury Wolves OHL 8 8 3 11 4 16 4 3 1
2005-06 19 Houston Aeros AHL 2 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
2007-08 21 Houston Aeros AHL 3 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
2008-09 22 Houston Aeros AHL 20 1 7 8 -4 28 0 1 0 1 28 3.6
Career 3 Seasons AHL 25 1 7 8 -8 32 0 1 0 1 36 2.8
Career 3 Seasons OHL 24 16 12 28 6 36 8 7 1
Career 1 Season ON-Jr.A 6 3 7 10 10
Career 1 Season ON-Jr.B 5 0 2 2 8

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 9 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Benoit Pouliot 4.6 4.5 4.4 3.9 3.4 2.5 1.1 0.3 -0.1
Marcel Bonin 92.0 4.2 3.8 3.5 1.0 0.9 0.0
Igor Korolev 91.7 4.4 3.3 2.3 0.6 0.1 -0.3
Richard Zednik 90.1 4.4 4.0 2.8 1.4 0.1 0.0
Trent Klatt 90.0 4.6 3.2 2.0 1.0 0.5 0.0
Steve Konowalchuk 89.2 4.5 3.8 2.5 1.9 0.3 0.0
Michael Nylander 89.0 4.5 4.2 3.8 1.6 0.9 -0.1
Bill Hicke 88.5 4.7 3.8 3.2 1.8 0.3 0.3
Ray Neufeld 88.5 4.3 3.8 3.2 0.1 0.1 -0.2
Serge Bernier 87.3 5.0 4.4 3.9 1.3 0.0 0.0
Paul Henderson 87.1 4.3 4.0 3.9 0.9 -0.1 -0.2
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Benoit Pouliot 4.6 4.5 4.4 3.9 3.4 2.5 1.1 0.3 -0.1
Jesse Belanger 90.1 3.9 3.3 2.9 1.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3
Art Somers 86.9 3.3 2.5 2.4 0.5 0.2 -1.0
Andre Lacroix 85.9 5.1 5.0 3.3 1.4 0.5 -0.1
Petr Cajanek 85.7 4.5 4.2 3.0 2.2
Kyle Okposo 85.5 7.9 5.3 5.0 3.8 3.7 1.8 1.6 0.7
Derick Brassard 84.1 6.9 5.3 4.1 3.4 3.4 3.3 2.0 -0.1
Serge Bernier 83.6 5.0 4.4 3.9 1.3 0.0 0.0 -0.6
Steve Downie 83.2 5.9 3.8 3.5 3.3 1.6 1.5 0.4 0.1
Dave Bolland 83.1 5.1 4.1 3.7 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.0 -0.1
Peter Lee 82.8 4.7 4.5 2.6 1.4 1.0 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

November 23, 2009: Traded to Montreal by Minnesota for Guillaume Latendresse, November 23, 2009.

July 1, 2011: Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2011.

June 23, 2012: 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.

July 5, 2013: Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 5, 2013.

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