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Derrick Pouliot signs with St Louis

Derrick Pouliot has found a new home for the 2019-20 season

At this moment, other than the fact that it is two-way, there is no information about the terms of the deal.

Like Brendan Gaunce, Pouliot become a UFA because the Canucks opted to not tender a qualifying offer to him before relinquishing his rights.

The Canucks had acquired Pouliot prior to the 2017-18 season in a trade that saw them send Andrey Pedan and a 4th round pick the other way. Pouliot appeared in 133 games for the Canucks over the past two seasons scoring three goals in each season and then posting 19 assists in 2017-18 and nine more last year.

It was clear that Pouliot wasn’t going to be a part of the group going forward before the Canucks even opted to not provide him with a qualifying offer.

He will head to St Louis and battle for a depth position or find his way to the AHL for the first time as a waiver eligile player.

  • Killer Marmot

    Pouliot’s a talented player with superior skating, but he’s not cut out for defense. St. Louis should see how he looks on the wing. (Cue the sonorous lectures on how you can’t just move players around like that)

  • rediiis

    TB lands Schenn, Pit with Gaunce, Pouliot gets to go to St. Louis. This was definitely a weak free agent class. At least FA spent to the cap. I would be horrified if my team was at the floor. I like fiscal management and the new signings did nothing to hurt future moves. My biggest concern is if the new defense makes Markstrom an issue next year due to that Bob contract. I guess I have a few months to dwell.

  • Larionov18

    I had high hopes for this guy but he was a disaster. He and Guddy had to be among the worst two dmen in the league and perhaps the worst somewhat regular dmen to ever wear a Canuck jersey. Sbisa was better. Dana Murzyn the human pylon was better. Had for me to care a lot because the whole team sucked but they were a major reason why.

    • Suki Sidhu

      It sort of worked for the Canucks bcuz Pittsburgh first they gave us Poo Poo Pouliot & then the Canucks gave them Gudbranson Perfect ending for the Fans

  • Kanuckhotep

    Strange how Pouliot and Del Zotto have ended up on the present Stanley Cup champs. They’re both probably alright as 7th and 8th Ds on a deep team but having them where they were in the Canucks line up proved disastrous. Because Pouliot is inexpensive you knew he’d land somewhere.