MARIE-PHILIP POULIN NAMED TEAM CANADA CAPTAIN AHEAD OF PYEONGCHANG WINTER GAMES

Montreal, QC ( Jan. 22, 2018) –– Les Canadiennes de Montréal are proud to see their very own Marie-Philip Poulin be named captain of the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games taking place from Feb. 9-25.

Poulin, who has been part of the Canadian national program since 2007, has been Canada’s captain since the 2015 World Championships.

The Beauceville, QC native is following in four-time Olympic gold medallist and former Team Canada captain Caroline Ouellette’s footsteps. Poulin, a two-time Olympic gold medallist, has certainly left an indelible imprint on the international scene. She became the youngest player on the 2010 Vancouver Olympic team to win a gold medal. As Canada’s leading scorer in the 2014 Sochi Games, she scored two clutch goals – including the game-winner – to defeat the United State 3-2 in overtime and help Canada capture their fourth consecutive gold medal.

A leader on and off the ice, Poulin is one the CWHL’s brightest stars and has captained Les Canadiennes since the 2016-17 season. She has captured two Clarkson Cups: in 2009 and 2017. In 67 regular season games, Poulin notched 134 points (64 goals and 70 assists). In nine post-season games, she tallied 19 points (10 goals, nine assists). She has collected several awards throughout her career, including the Jayna Hefford Trophy and Angela James Bowl, along with being named the CWHL’s MVP, in 2016 and 2017.

Les Canadiennes would like to wish Poulin, defensive stalwart Lauriane Rougeau, and 2017 first-round pick Mélodie Daoust, nothing but success heading into the 2018 Winter Games.