His previous highs were 79 games played (2010-11 with Montreal) and 32 points (Bruins 2011-12).
The 15 goals Pouliot scored was tied for his second most (16), his 21 assists set a career high and his 36 points marked the third time in his career, and three of the past four years, where he has had 30 points.
In 2012-13, in 34 games with Tampa Bay, Pouliot had 20 points which put him at 0.59 points per game.
Marty St. Louis told Pat Leonard that he was impressed with Pouliot during their time together last year in Tampa Bay. He said that Pouliot is big, with a great shot and great vision and "there's not a whole lot he can't do." (Daily News)
Pierre McGuire has repeatedly said this season that this is the best he has seen Benoit Pouliot play at the NHL level.
In the playoffs, Pouliot had 5 goals and 5 assists in 25 games to go along with a plus 8 rating.
In the regular season, when Pouliot was on the ice at 5 on 5 the Rangers controlled 55.1% of the shot attempts and in the playoffs that number was 51.9%.
In the regular season Pouliot drew 16 penalties but took 21. In the playoffs he drew 6 and took 13. Three times in the playoffs he was called for goalie interference and three times he was called for tripping.
Pouliot said that he hopes to stay with the Rangers and appreciates all the opportunities he hash been given and continuing to be sent out on the ice when he makes mistakes. (NY Post)
Brad Richards has said that Pouliot feels that he has found a home with the Rangers and Alain Vigneault. (NY Post)
Adam Rotter: Pouliot is interesting because he has the choice to stay in a comfortable place, on a comfortable line and with a coach that he works well with, or he has the chance to probably get more money and more years with a new team but not have the familiar surroundings. It's up to to decide what is most important, the fit or the money. He has been at $1.1 million, $1.8 million and $1.3 million in his last three contracts, $1.3 million with the Rangers, and I think he could get close to $2 million from the Rangers but likely over $2 million from another team.