Born April 12, 1990 (age 21) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Goaltender for the New York Islanders
Poulin is a part of the Islanders goaltending tandem and while he generally plays for the AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers, he’s been called up recently because Evgeni Nabokov has the flu. In fact, he just played in a 4-3 Islanders win that meant they swept the four-game series with the Carolina Hurricanes for the first time since the Hurricanes were in Hartford. He started out playing with the Victoriaville Tigres of the QMJHL, playing as a Tigre for four years and improving his performance in each one. By his last year there, he had a 35-16-0 record with a 2.63 GAA and .916%. He’d been drafted by the Islanders in 2008.
Poulin started 2010-11 playing with the Sound Tigers, though he did go up to the Islanders for ten games when Rick DiPietro was injured. He had his first start on Jan. 8 versus the Colorado Avalanche and amassed a 4-2-1 record before suffering a knee injury and needing to have season-ending surgery. He’s back in the saddle for this season, though, and improving his Sound Tigers record. When he’s been needed for New York, he has a 2-2-0 record to date. Since he’s young, though, he can potentially be of great use to the Islanders for some time to come.