Friday, January 7, 2011


Raphael Pouliot is a 19 year old left
winger with size standing at 6'4" and
205 lbs. 
In what was the Montreal Juniors' 2nd trade of the day, they acquired Raphael Pouliot from the Shawinigan Cataractes in exchange for a 2nd round draft pick in 2011.

At 6'4" and 205 pounds, Pouliot is a big guy and uses his size well, evidenced by his stats and specifically the penalty minutes he's earned so far this season. Pouliot has recorded 70 penalty minutes in 38 games this year including 8 fighting major.

Adding size and grit to the Juniors roster was clearly a priority for GM/coach Pascal Vincent since the start of the season and this move clearly addresses both needs. 

In terms of offensive production you shouldn't expect Pouliot to score at a point per game pace however he will chip in every now and then in order to add to the Juniors scoring depth.

Pouliot was a leader with Shawinigan and will surely bring that experience to Montreal.


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