2007-08: In his second season with the Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL), Kevin Poulin posted a .887 save percentage and a 3.69 goals against average over 52 games. He participated in the 2008 CHL Top Prospects game.
2008-09: Appeared in 39 games with Victoriaville, posting a .905 Save % and a 3.01 GAA.
2009-10: Poulin continued his progression this season, appearing in 54 games with Victoriaville as their starter. In his time, he posted a .916 Save % and a 2.63 GAA.
2010-11: Poulin made his NHL debut much earlier than expected – appearing in 10 games with the Islanders as a 20-year-old after a rash of injuries decimated the goaltending corps for New York. Poulin played well in his limited time, finishing 4-3 with a 2.44 GAA and .924 save percentage before he too succumbed to injury – hurting his knee in February and missing the last 29 games of the season. Prior to his call-up, Poulin began his first pro season with AHL Bridgeport. In 15 games with the Sound Tigers he was 10-5 with two shutouts and had a 2.19 GAA with a .932 save percentage.
2011-12: Poulin played in six games for the Islanders, making five starts, and appeared in a team-high 49 games for New York's AHL affiliate Bridgeport. He was 2-4 with a 3.04 goals against and .907 percentage for the Islanders. Poulin was 26-22 with 4 overtime losses and 3 shutouts for Bridgeport and had a 2.79 goals against and .912 save percentage. The Sound Tigers finished first in the Northeast Division but were swept in a first round best-of-five playoff series with Connecticut. Poulin started all three games and had a 3.09 goals against and .917 save percentage.
An athletic and reactionary netminder, Poulin has finally become consistent. Extremely quick between the pipes, he’ll do anything to stop the puck, often making acrobatic saves. He's learned more fundamentals and combined that with his athleticism.
Poulin has proven himself as a very solid goaltender at the AHL level in Bridgeport. He still has the potential to become a very reliable backup goaltender for the Islanders.