2013 Rookie Tournament: Pouliot using disappointments from last season to spur him on
Pittsburgh Penguins’ defensive prospect Derrick Pouliot has enjoyed a number of successes over his career, but it’s a pair of disappointments that are fuelling the fire of what he hopes will be a dynamic 2013-14 season.
The 5’11” defenseman was a member of the Portland Winterhawks squad that lost to the Halifax Mooseheads in the Memorial Cup final last year. He was also one of the first cuts from Team Canada’s 2013 World Junior Championship roster in December.
“It’s definitely a motivating thing,” he said. “We’d been in the final of the WHL three years in a row and then made it to the Memorial Cup final and lost.… read more