Role Ice hockey player
Name Kevin Poulin
Salary 650,000 USD (2015)
|Playing career |
Weight 96 kg
Height 1.88 m
|Born April 12, 1990 (age 25)
Montreal, QC, CAN (1990-04-12) |
NHL team (P) Cur. team Former teams Calgary Flames Stockton Heat (AHL) New York Islanders
NHL Draft 126th overall, 2008 New York Islanders
Current teams Stockton Heat (Goaltender), Calgary Flames
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Kevin Bureau-Poulin (born April 12, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for Barys Astana from Astana, Kazakhstan in the Kontinental Hockey League. Poulin was selected by the Islanders in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
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Poulin first played major junior hockey in 2006 for the Victoriaville Tigres of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League posting a 3.34 GAA and a .896 percentage in 24 games. In 2008, Poulin was drafted by the New York Islanders in the fifth round and #126 overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He continued to play in Victoriaville until his final year of major-junior in 2010 posting 2.63 GAA and .916 save percentage, his best career QMJHL numbers.
Poulin began the 2010–11 NHL season playing with the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers, but on January 4, 2011 he was recalled to the NHL due to an injury to Rick DiPietro. Poulin made his NHL debut on January 6, 2011 in relief against the Edmonton Oilers. His first NHL start was two days later on January 8 versus the Colorado Avalanche. On February 8, he injured his knee during warmups and later had season ending surgery. On February 23, 2013, Poulin was recalled to replace Rick Dipietro, who was placed on waivers a day before and then cleared waivers prior to being sent to the SoundTigers .
As the backup for Evgeni Nabokov during the 2012–13 NHL season, Poulin had 1 win, 3 losses and a 3.02 GAA and .893 save percentage in 4 starts for the New York Islanders as well as relieving Nabokov once. Entering the playoffs for the first time since 2007 as the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference against the 1st seeded Pittsburgh Penguins, Poulin replaced Nabokov in Game 1 and Game 5, however the Islanders were eliminated in 6 games, Poulin finished the playoffs with 1.15 GAA and .933 save percentage.
On September 27, 2015, the New York Islanders placed Poulin on waviers for assignment to the AHL. Poulin was then claimed by the Tampa Bay Lightning off of waivers. On November 12, 2015, after playing no games for the Lightning, Poulin was traded to the Calgary Flames for future considerations.
On October 27, 2016, Poulin was signed by Barys Astana in the KHL.