Pittsburgh Penguins’ prospects Tristan Jarry (goaltender) and Derrick Pouliot (defenseman) have both reportedly been named as Western Hockey League (WHL) First Team All-Stars – according to the Pens’ Twitter website.
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Jarry, who plays for the Edmonton Oil Kings, made the First Team in the Eastern Conference, and Pouliot, who’s on the Portland Winterhawks, made it in the Western.
Both players are having phenomenal years in the WHL.
Jarry, who was the Pens’ second round pick (44th overall) in this past draft, leads the WHL in wins (44), goals-against-average (2.24), and shutouts (8) – which is a new Oil Kings’ single-season record. He is also reportedly up for WHL Goaltender of the Year.
Pouliot, who was the Pens’ first round pick (8th overall) in 2012, ranks third among WHL defensemen with 70 points (17G, 53A) – nine behind the leader, Shea Theodore. Pouliot was reportedly honored as a WHL Defenseman of the Year finalist.
Congratulations go to both Jarry and Pouliot.