Benoit Pouliot played one season with the Rangers, but he made it count. Pouliot often bounced around from team to team, which is why the Rangers only signed him to a one-year, $1.3 million dollar contract.
Pouliot always had the size, speed, and playmaking ability to succeed in the NHL, but couldn’t do so consistently. When coach Alain Vigneault put Pouliot on a line with winger Mats Zuccarello and center Derick Brassard, that all changed.
The Rangers third line was one of their best, and Pouliot scored 15 goals along with 21 assists. Pouliot provided the Rangers with great depth, which was a big reason they advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals that season.
Pouliot cashed in on a successful year with the Rangers, nd signed a five-year, $20 million dollar deal with the Edmonton Oilers in the off-season.