Dan Bouchard

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Dan Bouchard
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Born (1950-12-12) December 12, 1950 (age 66)
Val-d'Or, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Shot Left
Played for Atlanta Flames
Calgary Flames
Quebec Nordiques
Winnipeg Jets
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 27th overall, 1970
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1970–1987

Daniel Hector "Bouch" Bouchard (born December 12, 1950 in Val-d'Or, Quebec and raised in LaSalle, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames, Quebec Nordiques, and Winnipeg Jets.

Career[edit]

As a junior, Bouchard backstopped the Sorel Black Hawks to the 1969 Memorial Cup. Bouchard was drafted by the Boston Bruins in 1970, and after two years in the American Hockey League, made his NHL debut in 1972–73 after the Flames claimed him in the 1972 NHL Expansion Draft.[1] After eight seasons in Atlanta, the Flames franchise relocated to Calgary, Alberta in the summer of 1980. Halfway through the 1980–81 season, Bouchard was traded to the Quebec Nordiques for Jamie Hislop; at the time of the trade, Bouchard was the last original Atlanta Flames player still with the organization. He then led Quebec to their first playoff appearance since the 1979 NHL–WHA merger.

The following season was a magical one as the Nordiques lost in the Wales Conference Final to the defending champion New York Islanders, who would go on to win their third straight Stanley Cup. Along the way, Quebec disposed of the Montreal Canadiens, their most bitter rival, and then Boston in a pair of thrilling series. Each went down to the wire in the final game, but Quebec held on to win. In the 1985–86 season he was traded to the Winnipeg Jets, where he left the NHL after losing in the opening round to the Calgary Flames. He played 3 games for HC Fribourg-Gottéron in the 1986–87 season before a knee injury forced his retirement.[1]

Current Life[edit]

Bouchard currently lives in Atlanta, GA, where he coaches the Life University hockey team, privately trains goalies, and serves as the head goalie coach at The Cooler for the Atlanta Fire Team. He has coached the Life University team to five ACHA Division II Men's Hockey Championships.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1968–69 Sorel Black Hawks MMJHL
1968–69 Sorel Black Hawks M-Cup 19 14 5 0 1140 65 1 3.42
1969–70 London Knights OHA-Jr. 41 2452 159 2 3.89 12 4 5 3 711 48 0 4.05
1970–71 Hershey Bears AHL 36 12 16 2 2029 106 1 3.13
1971–72 Boston Braves AHL 50 27 13 7 2915 122 4 2.51 6 2 3 311 14 0 2.70
1971–72 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 1 1 0 0 60 3 0 3.00
1972–73 Atlanta Flames NHL 34 9 15 10 1944 100 2 3.09 .907
1973–74 Atlanta Flames NHL 46 19 18 8 2660 123 5 2.77 .909 1 0 1 60 4 0 4.00 .846
1974–75 Atlanta Flames NHL 40 20 15 5 2400 111 3 2.78 .914
1975–76 Atlanta Flames NHL 47 19 17 8 2671 113 2 2.54 .911 2 0 2 120 3 0 1.50 .942
1976–77 Atlanta Flames NHL 42 17 17 5 2378 139 1 3.51 .877 1 0 1 60 5 0 5.00 .800
1977–78 Atlanta Flames NHL 58 25 12 19 3340 153 2 2.75 .894 2 0 2 120 7 0 3.50 .851
1978–79 Atlanta Flames NHL 64 32 21 7 3624 201 3 3.33 .889 2 0 2 100 9 0 5.40 .813
1979–80 Atlanta Flames NHL 53 23 19 10 3076 163 2 3.18 .897 4 1 3 241 14 0 3.49 .880
1980–81 Calgary Flames NHL 14 4 5 3 760 51 0 4.03 .884
1980–81 Québec Nordiques NHL 29 19 5 5 1740 92 2 3.17 .895 5 2 3 286 19 1 3.99 .881
1981–82 Québec Nordiques NHL 60 27 22 11 3572 230 1 3.86 .866 11 4 7 677 38 0 3.37 .894
1982–83 Québec Nordiques NHL 50 20 21 8 2947 197 1 4.01 .875 4 1 3 242 11 0 2.73 .909
1983–84 Québec Nordiques NHL 57 29 18 8 3373 180 1 3.20 .882 9 5 4 543 25 0 2.76 .888
1984–85 Québec Nordiques NHL 29 12 13 4 1738 101 0 3.49 .877 1 0 1 60 7 0 7.00 .708
1985–86 Québec Nordiques NHL 32 11 14 2 1696 107 2 3.79 .865 1 0 1 40 5 0 7.50 .773
1986–87 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NDA 7 151 7 0 2.78
NHL totals 655 286 232 113 37,919 2061 27 3.26 .890 43 13 30 2549 147 1 3.46 .880

"Bouchard's stats". The Goaltender Home Page. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dan Bouchard player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ Life University Running Eagles Men's Hockey

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