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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brett Clark (R) checks Edmonton Oilers center Marc-Antoine Pouliot (L) into the boards in the third period at the Pepsi Center in Denver December 15, 2006. Colorado beat Edmonton 4-1. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Marc-Antoine Pouliot (born May 22, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 22nd overall by Edmonton in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Pouliot spent his junior career with the Rimouski Océanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). In addition to playing for Canada's under-18 team in 2003, he spent two seasons as the captain of the Océanic. His final junior year was spent on a line with Sidney Crosby. Although naturally a centre, Pouliot switched to left-wing to allow Crosby to play his natural position.

After a relatively successful training camp with the Oilers, Pouliot was assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League (AHL) where he made his professional debut. The Edmonton Oilers called him up to their team on March 13, 2006 and Pouliot was set to play on March 18, 2006 against the Red Wings, but was scratched when forward Ethan Moreau returned from a sprained ankle. He played just over 10 minutes in his first NHL game on March 30, 2006 with the Oilers against the Los Angeles Kings. He scored his first NHL goal four nights later on April 3 in Edmonton vs. the Phoenix Coyotes.

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