Traded in the trade sending Jeff Petry to Pittsburgh, the former Montreal Canadiens 2017 first-round pick did very well during the team’s training camp.
He took advantage of injuries to Jeff Carter and Teddy Blueger, who act as the team’s No. 3 and No. 4 center, respectively.
It allowed Poehling to serve as a third-line center for just over a week, including a handful of preseason games.
“At center you can see how effective he can be defensively,” coach Mike Sullivan said. “He was good in the penalty shootout. He’s a smart player. He is assimilating some of the concepts that we are trying to put in place. »
We wish him the best of luck with the Penguins!