Tucker Poolman

Tucker Poolman (born June 8, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Tucker Poolman
Born (1993-06-08) June 8, 1993
Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Winnipeg Jets
NHL Draft 127th overall, 2013
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 2017present

Playing career

Poolman previously played for the University of North Dakota in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). He was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the 5th round (127th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Prior to his collegiate career, Poolman played with the Omaha Lancers in the United States Hockey League and was named to the 2013–14 USHL First All-Star Team, and was presented with the Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award, as the most outstanding American-born player in junior hockey.[2]

Poolman has drawn comparisons with Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien for his physical play, and ability to play both as a forward and as a defensemen.[3] Having completed his junior season with the Fighting Hawks, Poolman ended his collegiate career in agreeing to a one-year, entry-level contract on March 31, 2017.[4] Poolman made his NHL debut for the Winnipeg Jets on October 9, 2017, in a 5-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers.[5]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 East Grand Forks High USHS 25 3 4 7 2
2009–10 East Grand Forks High USHS 25 3 7 10 10 2 0 2 2 0
2010–11 East Grand Forks High USHS 23 5 17 22 13 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Wichita Falls Wildcats NAHL 59 7 22 29 29
2012–13 Omaha Lancers USHL 64 14 14 28 49
2013–14 Omaha Lancers USHL 58 15 26 41 23 4 1 3 4 4
2014–15 University of North Dakota NCHC 40 8 10 18 16
2015–16 University of North Dakota NCHC 40 5 19 24 4
2016–17 University of North Dakota NCHC 38 7 23 30 14
2017–18 Winnipeg Jets NHL 24 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Manitoba Moose AHL 17 1 9 10 4
2018–19 Manitoba Moose AHL 43 5 20 25 10
NHL totals 24 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours

Award Year
USHL
First All-Star Team 2014 [6]
All-Star Game 2014
Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award 2014 [7]
College
NCHC First All-Star Team 2016–17
NCHC Best Defensive Defenseman 2016–17
West First All-American Team 2016–17
NCHC All-Tournament Team 2017 [8]

References

  1. "5th round: 127th overall, Tucker Poolman". nhl.com. June 30, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  2. "Jets prospect Poolman earns prestigious award". Winnipeg Free Press. May 23, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  3. "Can Poolman be another Buff?". Winnipeg Free Press. March 4, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  4. "Jets sign Tucker Poolman". Winnipeg Jets. March 31, 2017. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  5. https://winnipegsun.com/2017/10/10/poolman-makes-nhl-debut-for-jets/wcm/659520b9-cfbf-410d-9e51-4862901d4a83
  6. "Kyle Connor, Matt Iacopelli named to USHL first team list". mihockeynow.com. May 1, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  7. "Jets prospect Poolman earns prestigious award". Winnipeg Free Press. May 23, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  8. "Bulldogs capture 2017 Frozen Faceoff for first NCHC title". NCHC. March 18, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Award Created
NCHC Defensive Defenseman of the Year
2016–17
Succeeded by
Will Borgen
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