Pittsburgh Penguins first round pick takes leave of absence from the team

Published December 7, 2022 at 2:18 PM

Today the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that their 2019 first round pick would be taking some time away from the team. The Penguins drafted Samuel Poulin 21st overall and had hoped that the right winger would take a jump to the NHL this season. Poulin has played in 3 games this season for Penguins adding 1 assist.

#Penguins forward Samuel Poulin is taking a leave of absence due to personal reasons, and will return to Quebec where he will continue his workouts on and off the ice.

The Penguins have provided no information on why Poulin is taking a leave. Hopefully everything is alright with Poulin and his family.

Ron Hextall shared the following:

The Penguins support Sam's decision to take time away from hockey to focus on himself. As with all of our players, our priority is them as individuals first. We look forward to having him back with the team when he is ready.
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