On the occasion of a survey conducted among the players of the national hockey League, Quebec’s Marie-Philip Poulin was voted the best hockey player in the world, according to his peers on Tuesday.
The double olympic gold medalist has received 39,92 % of the votes from this survey of the Association of NHL players, in which 496 members participated. The survey was conducted prior to the suspension of operations at hockey due to the pandemic of sars coronavirus.
Poulin, 29 years, beat American Hilary Knight (36,29%), Kendall Coyne Schofield (15,52) and Emily Pfalzer Matheson (1,41%) of the poll. Last year, it was Knight who had received the title, three percentage points ahead of its rival, canadian.
“It is sure that it is warm in the heart”, has admitted Poulin, Wednesday, in an interview on TVA Sports.
“The top 3, with Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne, it could be the three, she added. But through my career, I have had the chance to play with players exceptional I have published several times.”
“It really is a team game and this is not going to keep me motivated, to be considered the best in the world, has also mentioned Poulin. It is the fact that you win as a team, making your teammates better. Having lost at the Olympics in 2018, that is my motivation since then, and we will continue to report the gold medal in the next.”
The captain of the maple leaf flag was to participate in the women’s world Championship in Halifax and Truro, but the current conditions have led to its cancellation. The event was to take place from 31 march to 10 April 2020.