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Report: Canucks won’t re-sign former Penguins defenseman Derrick Pouliot

Jonathan Bombulie
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The Canucks celebrate Derrick Pouliot’s goal against the Penguins in the second period Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena. The Canucks celebrate Derrick Pouliot’s goal against the Penguins in the second period Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena.

The Vancouver Canucks won’t make a qualifying offer to Derrick Pouliot, letting the former Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, according to a report by Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet 650 in Vancouver.

Pouliot, the eighth overall pick in the 2012 draft, had three goals, 12 points and a minus-1 rating in 62 games with the Canucks this year, but fell out of the lineup by the end of the season, dressing only four times from March 1 on.

The Penguins traded the 25-year-old Pouliot to Vancouver in October of 2017 for defenseman Andrey Pedan and a fourth-round draft pick.

Pedan didn’t appear in an NHL game for the Penguins and played in the KHL this season. The fourth-round pick went to Vegas in the Derick Brassard trade.

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Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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