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Tom Poti
Tom Poti
Position Defense
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Washington Capitals
Edmonton Oilers
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
Born March 22 1977 (1977-03-22) (age 39),
Worcester, MA, USA
NHL Draft 59th overall, 1996
Edmonton Oilers
Pro Career 1998 – present
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey

Thomas Emilio Poti (born March 22, 1977) is an ice hockey defenseman and an alternate captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. He attended Saint Peter-Marian High School for two years. A graduate of the Cushing Academy, Poti moved on to play for Boston University of Hockey East. At BU Poti became the first defenseman since Dave Archambault to win the Beanpot MVP. Poti was drafted in the third round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, 59th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers.

On March 19, 2002, the Rangers acquired Poti and Rem Murray in exchange for Mike York and a fourth round selection in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Poti was the point man on New York's top power-play unit until Fedor Tyutin took over. During his time with the Rangers, Poti became unpopular with his team's fans, to the point that he was booed at home whenever he touched the puck and cheered when he left the ice for a player change.[1][2]

In the summer of 2006 Poti signed as a free agent with the Rangers' crosstown rival New York Islanders. He continued to hear choruses of boos when he touched the puck at Madison Square Garden.

On July 1, 2007, Poti signed a four-year deal with the Washington Capitals worth $3.5 million per year.

Poti won his first playoff series with the Washington Capitals when they eliminated the Rangers in 7 games on 28 April 2009.

Poti suffers from severe food allergies. Contact with such foods as chocolate, peanuts, and Monosodium glutamate can be potentially lethal. Poti carries an EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector at all times.[3][4]


Career statistics Edit

Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Boston University NCAA 38 4 17 21 54
1997–98 Boston University NCAA 38 13 29 42 60
1998–99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 73 5 16 21 42 4 0 1 1 2
1999–00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 76 9 26 35 65 5 0 1 1 0
2000–01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 81 12 20 32 60 6 0 2 2 2
2001–02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 55 1 16 17 32
2001–02 New York Rangers NHL 11 1 7 8 2
2002–03 New York Rangers NHL 80 11 37 48 58
2003–04 New York Rangers NHL 67 10 14 24 47
2005–06 New York Rangers NHL 73 3 20 23 70 4 0 0 0 2
2006–07 New York Islanders NHL 78 6 38 44 74 5 0 3 3 6
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 71 2 27 29 46 7 0 1 1 8
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 52 3 10 13 28 14 2 5 7 4
2009–10 Washington Capitals NHL 70 4 20 24 42 6 0 4 4 5
2010–11 Washington Capitals NHL 21 2 5 7 8
NHL totals 808 69 256 325 586 51 2 17 19 29

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