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Marie-Philip Poulin-Nadeau (born March 28, 1991) is a Canadian ice hockey forward, playing for Les Canadiennes de Montreal. Poulin was a member of the Canada women's national ice hockey teams that won the gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and had previously played for the team Dawson College Blues. She has been referred to as the Sidney Crosby of women's hockey for her high level of achievement at a young age.[1] She has the unique distinction of having scored the game winning goal in the gold medal games in the first two Olympics in which she competed. She also scored the second goal to give the Canadians the lead in the 2018 Winter Olympics gold medal game until Monique Lamoureux tied the game with 6:21 remaining.

Marie-Philip Poulin
Marie-Philip Poulin.jpg
Poulin playing for the Montreal Stars in 2008
Born (1991-03-28) March 28, 1991 (age 28)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg; 11 st 7 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
CWHL team
Former teams
Les Canadiennes de Montreal
National team  Canada
Playing career 2008–present


Playing careerEdit

Montreal StarsEdit

Poulin spent 2007–08 with the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. She appeared in only 16 games, but managed to lead all rookies in scoring with 22 goals and 21 assists. So dominant was she in half a season as a 16-year-old rookie that she finished runner up in the CWHL Most Valuable Player vote by club captains. She was also a recipient of the Montreal Canadiens scholarship program in January 2008.[2] In 2008–09, she played with her school team (Dawson College), but also played as an associate player with the Stars. At year's end, she helped the Stars win the Clarkson Cup over the Minnesota Whitecaps in Kingston, Ontario in March 2009. In the championship game, she assisted on a goal by Caroline Ouellette.[3]

Hockey CanadaEdit

At the age of sixteen years, she made her Team Canada debut with the Under-18 national team during a three-game exhibition series in Prince George, BC between Canada and the United States in the fall of 2007. Playing for Canada Red, Poulin racked up four goals and one assist in two games against Sweden's national women's team, the 2006 Olympic silver medalists. Her 2.5 points per game put her atop the all-time list for the national women's team.[4]

She participated at the 2008 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship in Calgary and was Canada's leading scorer. In a January 9, 2008 contest versus Germany (contested at the inaugural World Women's Under-18 hockey championship), Poulin notched one goal and two assists in a 10–1 win.[5] She was part of the team that won a silver medal. She finished the tournament with eight goals and six assists in five games.[6] In two seasons with Canada's national women's under-18 team, Poulin became the all-time leading scorer in U18 team history with 31 points in 17 games. She helped Canada to back-to-back silver medals at the IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championship in 2008 and 2009.

She made her debut on the Canadian senior national team, earning silver at the 2009 World Championship in Hameenlinna, Finland.[6]

Poulin scored both goals during Team Canada's 2–0 win in the gold medal game against the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics. At the end of the tournament, Poulin was named to the tournament all-star team.[7] In the 2010 Four Nations Cup, she scored a hat trick vs. Finland on November 12.[8]

In a March 31, 2012 exhibition game versus the United States, Poulin assisted on a goal scored by Laura Fortino in a 1–0 win at the Ottawa Civic Centre. It was the first international goal scored by Fortino.[9] In a game versus Russia at the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship, Poulin put in a three-point performance (one goal, two assists) in a 14–1 victory.[10] By claiming the gold medal at the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship, Poulin (along with Catherine Ward) became the sixth and seventh members of the (not yet recognized by the IIHF) Triple Gold Club for Women (having won gold in the Olympic Games, the IIHF World Championships, and the Clarkson Cup). In August 2012, Poulin was named the captain of the Canadian Under-22 team that competed in an exhibition series versus the United States Under-22 squad in Calgary, Alberta.[11]

Poulin scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in Team Canada's 3–2 overtime win in the gold medal game against the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics (the former goal with 54.6 seconds left in regulation, the latter on a 4-on-3 power play at 8:10 of overtime).

Poulin finished the 2018 Winter Olympics with six points for Team Canada, including a goal in the Final.

Boston UniversityEdit

Poulin debuted with the Boston University Terriers women's ice hockey program during the 2010–11 season. On October 2, 2010, she scored the first goal of her NCAA career, during a 5–4 loss at North Dakota.[12] With her third shorthanded goal of the season on October 15, 2010, she tied BU's single-season record for shorthanded tallies in just four games. She led all NCAA freshmen in goals (9) and points per game (2.00) during October 2010. In addition, she led all Hockey East freshmen in goals, assists and points, and ranked during the month. She was ranked first among all Hockey East players in shorthanded goals with three. In the first seven games of her NCAA career, she had a seven-game point-scoring streak consisting of nine goals and seven assists.[13] On December 7 and 10, two wins over Northeastern and Harvard, Poulin registered three goals. In both games, she had a total of 11 shots on goal and a +2 rating. On December 10, she scored two goals and a game-high eight shots as BU prevailed by a 5–3 mark over Harvard.

On January 15 and 16, 2011, Poulin recorded five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in BU's two wins over Boston College and Maine. Against BC, Poulin notched a power-play goal and two assists. Versus the Maine Black Bears, she registered a goal and an assist.[14] On January 22, 2011, Poulin recorded a hat trick, including two power play goals as BU prevailed over Vermont in a 4–0 win. The win was the Terriers 100th win in program history. Poulin broke BU's single-season points record with her second goal of the game and later tied the single-season goals record with her third marker.[15] She became the first Terriers player to be honoured as Hockey East Rookie of the Year in March 2011.[16] A fracture of the shoulder will not hold her outside the action this 2011–12 season.[17]

On May 11, 2012, Terriers head coach Brian Durocher announced that the captains for the 2012–13 campaign would be Poulin and Jill Cardella.[18] For the 2014–15 Boston University Terriers women's ice hockey season, Poulin was appointed team captain.[19] As captain, she would lead the team to its fourth consecutive Hockey East championship. In the aftermath of the 2015 Hockey East tournament, she would join Shannon Doyle and fellow Montreal resident Kayla Tutino on the All-Tournament Team.[20]

Les Canadiennes de MontrealEdit

Poulin returned to the CWHL in the autumn of 2015. Selected in the 2015 CWHL Draft, Poulin would finish the season as the recipient of the Angela James Bowl. At the conclusion of the 2015–16 CWHL season, she was the inaugural winner of the Jayna Hefford Trophy.[21]

Poulin scored two goals in the 2017 Clarkson Cup final in Ottawa.

Poulin decided not to return to Les Canadiennes after the Olympics for the run up to the 2018 Clarkson Cup.

Poulin scored a hat trick against the Toronto Furies on January 5, 2019 in a 3–1 match played in Brossard, Quebec.

Awards and honoursEdit



  • CWHL Outstanding Rookie (2007–08, unanimous selection)
  • CWHL All-Rookie Team (2007–08)
  • CWHL Eastern All Stars (2007–08)
  • CWHL Monthly Top Scorer (October 2007)


  • 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award Nominee[23]
  • 2011 New England Women's Division I All-Star selection[24]
  • 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award Top-3 Finalist
  • 2015 CCM Hockey Women's Division I All-Americans, First Team[25]

Hockey EastEdit

  • Hockey East Pure Hockey Player of the Week (Week of October 18, 2010)[26]
  • Hockey East Rookie of the Month (October 2010)[13]
  • Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week (Week of December 13, 2010)[27]
  • Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week, (Week of January 3, 2011)[28]
  • Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week (Week of January 17, 2011)[14]
  • Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week (Week of January 24, 2011)
  • Hockey East Player of the Month (January 2011) [29]
  • 2011 Hockey East All-Rookie Team (unanimous selection)[30]
  • 2011 Hockey East Rookie of the Year
  • Hockey East Player of the Month (January 2015)[31]
  • Hockey East Player of the Month (February 2015)[32]
  • 2014–15 Hockey East First Team All-Star[33]

IIHF and OlympicsEdit

  • IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship silver medallist (2008, 2009)[34]
  • Directorate Award, Best Forward, 2008 IIHF Under 18 Women's World Championships[35]
  • 4 Nations Cup gold medallist (2009)
  • Member Gold Medal winning Canadian Olympic Team 2010, 2014
  • Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Media All-Star Team[36]
  • Scored both goals in a 2–0 win in the Gold medal final game versus the United States at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
  • Scored game-tying goal in final minute and game-winning goal in overtime in the Gold medal final game versus the United States at the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

Career statisticsEdit

Hockey CanadaEdit

Event Games Goals Assists Points PIM
2007 National Fall Festival 6 7 2 9 2


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