The NHL likes red carpets. The league rolls one out at its annual awards show, and it used one Friday for prospects heading into Consol Energy Center before Round 1 of the 2012 entry draft.

Derrick Pouliot pulled an end-around.

"There were all the people standing around. He looked, and he quietly snuck in the back door," Pouliot's mother, Wendy, said. "That's his way. He's quiet, but tell the fans to approach him. He's very approachable.
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