Canadian defenseman is the 12th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central
Scouting and is the eighth-rated blueliner on that list...In 72 games with the
Portland Winterhawks of the WHL in 2011-12, Pouliot posted 59 points (11G,
48A) and finished second among the team's defensemen in scoring...Added three
goals and 17 points in 22 playoff games for Portland...Is a bit undersized at
5-foot-11, 190 pounds, but he is considered by scouts to be a superb puck
mover and a speedy skater...Needs to work on his play in the defensive zone.