August 10, 2022
San Jose, California – The Barracuda of San Jose (@SJBarracuda), THE H (@TheAHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) and General Manager Joe goes announced today that the team has signed defender Derrick Pouliot (@lordricky51). Per club policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Derrick brings a lot of experience to our young defensive corps,” Will said. “He was a high draft pick, has a Stanley Cup and played over 200 NHL and AHL games. We are delighted to have him join our team. »
Pouliot, 28, played in 11 NHL games a year ago between the Vegas Golden Knights and Seattle Kraken, tallying four assists and four penalty minutes. Additionally, he played 42 games with the AHL’s Henderson Silver Knights, recording 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) and 36 penalty minutes.
During his career, the native of Estevan, Sask., played 213 NHL games between the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, Golden Knights and Kraken, recording 52 points ( eight goals, 44 assists) and 85 penalty minutes. At the AHL level, he appeared in 239 games between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, San Antonio Rampage, Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Silver Knights.
A three-time AHL All-Star, Pouliot won the Stanley Cup in 2016 as a member of the Penguins, appearing in two playoff games in Pittsburgh’s second-round victory over the Washington Capitals.
In his final junior year with the Portland Winterhawks in 2013-14, Pouliot was named CHL Defenseman of the Year, WHL Top Defenseman (Bill Hunter Trophy) and led all skaters with 27 assists in WHL playoffs.
The six-foot, 196-pound defenseman was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.
2022 Rookie Head-to-Head
The Sharks are hosting the 2022 Rookie Faceoff at Tech CU Arena and Sharks Ice in San Jose from September 16-19, 2022 and features four teams from the Pacific Division (Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose and Vegas) and two from the Central Division (Arizona and Colorado). The tournament, which features the top prospects from each participating club, was held in Arizona in 2021, Anaheim in 2019 and Las Vegas in 2018. The latter tournament featured several Sharks and Barracuda players, including Jasper Weatherby, Ryan Merkley, Santeri Hatakka and Artemi. Kniazev. For more information on the Rookie Faceoff, tournament passes, lineup, tickets and more, click here.
About Tech CU Arena
Tech CU Arena is a state-of-the-art 4,200-seat arena located in San Jose. This is the home of San Jose Barracuda. Tech CU Arena is a partnership between Sharks Sports & Entertainment and Technology Credit Union, a full-service, federally insured, non-profit credit union headquartered in the heart of San Jose. With over 155,000 members, Tech CU offers a wide range of financial products and services, including personal banking, financial management, private banking, commercial loans and business banking. Learn more at www.techcu.com.