2022 was considered one of Poulin’s most accomplished years yet as Canada’s national women’s ice hockey captain led her team to gold at the 2022 Winter olympics and again during the 2022 IIHF Women’s World’s in Denmark. Captain Clutch’s successful 2022 didn’t end there however. The Canadian All-Star also became the FIRST woman in history to win the Northern Star Award (formerly the Lou Marsh Trophy) as Canada’s top athlete of the year and was also voted The Canadian Press female athlete of the year! Poulin was also signed by the NHL’s Montreal Canadien’s as their newest Player Development Consultant back in June of 2022, and finished the year off as the PWHPA’s lead goal scorer!
2022 is not where Marie-Philip Poulin’s successful hockey career began however, and it is definitely not where it ends.
Yesterday – February 20, 2023 – team Canada faced off against team USA for a winner-take-all Game 7 in the Rivalry Series, earning a 5-1 win over the United States in front of a sold-out crowd of 4,636 fans at the Colisée Vidéotron Arena in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. During yesterday night’s game Poulin scored Canada’s final goal with 1:05 remaining, recording the 200th point of her international career. She is the fifth player to reach the milestone with Team Canada, joining Hayley Wickenheiser (379), Jayna Hefford (291), Caroline Ouellette (242) and Danielle Goyette (219).
“It’s hard to put it into words. Standing on the blue line, seeing my parents and my brother… It was a very special moment. Not only because my family was here, but knowing my teammates were beside me as well. They’re friends and family and it was a dream tonight,” said Poulin in a statement to the press.
As a tribute to Captain Clutch’s latest hockey career milestone, Hockey Canada released an article to help re-live some of Poulin’s most important hockey moments: POULIN’S PATH TO 200
Congratulations Poulin! 🔥 🔥 🔥
Read more about Captain Clutch and her 2022 accomplishments Here.
Read more about yesterdays rivalry series game Here.
Featured image obtained from: Hockey Canada