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February 03, 2018

Unknown Canadians: Kevin Poulin

Heading into the Olympic announcements, most people expected Ben Scrivens and Justin Peters to be named to Team Canada. They are NHL veterans compared to most of the options.

The third goalie, many speculated, was supposed to be Barry Brust, who has been playing very well in Slovakia and has 11 NHL games to his credit.

But in the end it was former New York Islanders puckstopper Kevin Poulin who got the nod. The Montreal born Poulin, a veteran of 50 NHL games all with the Islanders, has been playing in Croatia this season. 

Poulin likely secured his spot thanks to his play at the 2017 Spengler Cup tournament. Canada, icing Olympic hopefuls, won gold for the third consecutive year. Poulin posted a 36 save shutout against the Swiss.

It will be interesting to see which of the three goaltenders end up being Canada's go to guy. 

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