Pittsburgh Penguins first-round draft pick (21st overall), Sam Poulin is red-hot. The prospect playing for the Sherbrook Phoenix of the QMJHL has filled the net in each of the last two weeks and has been rewarded with his second consecutive QMJHL Player of the Week honor.
In his last five games, Poulin has 19 points, including 10 goals. He also has two hat tricks and five straight three-point games.
You can catch the highlights from last weekend as Poulin shined against Baie-Commeau Drakkar, which is the team of fellow Penguins prospect, 2019 third-round pick Nathan Legare.
The Penguins awarded both Poulin and Legare an Entry-Level Contract in training camp.
Poulin, 18, is on pace to rocket past his career highs in goals, assists, and points. Last season, Poulin had 29 goals and 47 assists for 76 points in 67 games. In just 36 games this season, Poulin already has 29 goals to equal his QMJHL career-best and 33 assists for 62 points.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now spoke with Sam Poulin in training camp about his aspirations and the competition in training camp. The Penguins have passed on the opportunity to recall Poulin from juniors this season. Through NHL CBA rules, a team may recall a juniors player on an emergency basis if the team has already has two emergency recalls in the lineup. The Penguins reached that threshold early in the season and currently have two emergency recalls, Anthony Angello and Andrew Agozzino.
Poulin is 6-foot-2, 216-pounds and is viewed as an all-round forward with a physical streak and scoring ability.