The Flames drafted Emile Poirier in the first round, 22nd overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft; the Flames used the pick acquired in the Jay Bouwmeester trade with St. Louis to draft the forward.
The winger is in his third season with the Gatineau Olympiques in the QMJHL.
The Montreal, QC native has scored 24 goals this season, leading all Olympiques skaters.
Through his 36 games, Emile Poirier has racked up 53 points and leads the team in scoring. His 29 helpers also lead all Gatineau skaters in assists.
Emile Poirier not only puts up points - he plays a gritty, in-your-face style of hockey that his 89 PIM can attest to. He is the type of skater opponents loathe to play against.
In 36 games, Emile Poirier has put 121 shots on net and looks like he set a new career-high in shots this season. In 67 games in the 2011-12 season, his total was 108. Last year, he put 189 on net in 65 games.
Emile Poirier played for the QMJHL in both games of the 2013 Subway Super Series. He took two minors in the pair of games.