Eric Boguniecki

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Eric Boguniecki
Born (1975-05-06) May 6, 1975 (age 39)
New Haven, CT, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Played for Florida Panthers
St. Louis Blues
Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Islanders
NHL Draft 193rd overall, 1993
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1997–2010

Eric Boguniecki (born May 6, 1975) is an American former National Hockey League player and a current assistant coach for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL.

Playing career[edit]

Drafted 193rd overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues, Boguniecki's scoring ability in the minor leagues led to him being signed as a free agent by the Florida Panthers in 1999. He played just 4 games for the Panthers before returning to St. Louis in a trade also involving Andrej Podkonický.

A tough grinding forward, Boguniecki stands out on the ice due to his height; Boguniecki stands 5 feet 8 inches. He established himself in the NHL in the 2002–03 season, accumulating 49 points in 80 games. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Boguniecki played for the AHL's Worcester IceCats. A winner of the Les Cunningham award as the AHL's most valuable player in 2001-02, Eric Boguniecki is currently the only other American born player to win this award since Eddie Olson (1952–53).

In December 2005, Boguniecki was traded to Pittsburgh Penguins scoring 6 goals and 10 assists before being signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He played for their AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, before being traded to the New York Islanders on October 25, 2006. He played 11 games in the 06–07 season and had no points and his plus/minus was even. He had 8 PIM. He played for the Islanders affiliate AHL team the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and had 23 goals and 32 assists in 48 games

For the 2007–08 season, Boguniecki played for the German DEL Team ERC Ingolstadt. On July 22, 2008, Boguniecki signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks.[1] In the 2008-09 season, Eric was assigned to Ducks affiliate, the Iowa Chops, where he scored 34 points in 69 games.

On October 29, 2009, he signed with the ECHL's Alaska Aces.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

On July 12, 2011, Boguniecki was named the assistant coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 U. of New Hampshire HE 40 17 16 33 66
1994–95 U. of New Hampshire HE 34 12 19 31 62
1995–96 U. of New Hampshire HE 32 23 29 52 46
1996–97 U. of New Hampshire HE 36 26 31 57 58
1997–98 Dayton Bombers ECHL 26 19 18 37 36
1997–98 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 35 4 8 12 29 4 1 2 3 10
1998–99 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 72 32 34 66 100 2 0 1 1 2
1999–00 Louisville Panthers AHL 57 33 42 75 148 4 3 2 5 20
1999–00 Florida Panthers NHL 4 0 0 0 2
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Louisville Panthers AHL 28 13 12 25 56
2000–01 Worcester IceCats AHL 45 17 28 45 100 9 3 2 5 10
2001–02 Worcester IceCats AHL 63 38 46 84 181 3 2 0 2 4
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 8 0 1 1 4 1 0 1 1 0
2002–03 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 22 27 49 38 7 1 2 3 2
2003–04 St. Louis Blues NHL 27 6 4 10 20 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Worcester IceCats AHL 3 0 1 1 0
2004–05 Worcester IceCats AHL 5 2 1 3 2
2004–05 SC Langenthal NLB 10 5 3 8 47
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 9 1 4 5 4
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 2 0 0 0 4
2005–06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 38 5 6 11 29
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 6 0 0 0 8
2006–07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 48 22 32 54 48
2006–07 New York Islanders NHL 11 0 0 0 8
2007–08 Ingolstadt ERC DEL 16 4 14 18 24 3 1 3 4 2
2008–09 Iowa Chops AHL 69 18 16 34 52
2009–10 Alaska Aces ECHL 51 19 28 47 52 4 0 2 2 2
NHL totals 178 34 42 76 105 9 1 3 4 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1993–94
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 1994 [4]
All-Hockey East All-Star 1996–97

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ducks ink forwards Green & Boguniecki". Anaheim Ducks. 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  2. ^ "Aces add NHL veteran". Alaska Aces. 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  3. ^ "West Haven's Eric Boguniecki named Sound Tigers assistant coach". CTPost.com. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 
  4. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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