Penguins Prospect Derrick Pouliot Cited For Public Drunkeness

By Larry Snyder

It did not go well Halloween weekend for Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Derrick Pouliot. The Pittsburgh Tribune Review‘s Jonathan Bombulie reported that the defenseman, who will turn 22 in January, was cited for public drunkenness by Wilkes-Barre police.

Pouliot was escorted to the police station after a verbal dispute with a taxi driver over an unpaid fare. The police report says it happened at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1st.

The 6-foot, 208-pound member of the blue line crew has one goal and five assists for six points in eight contests for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. The native of Estevan, Saskatchewan was a scratch Wednesday in the Pens match-up with the Saint John’s IceCaps (6-4-1, 14 points).

The WBS Penguins (8-1-0, 16 points) defeated the IceCaps 5-2 at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The two squads meet at center ice again Friday, Nov. 6 at 7:05 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Penguins edged the Canucks 3-2 Wednesday in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The Black and Gold battle the Oilers in Edmonton on Friday.