Reid Boucher

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Reid Boucher
Reid Boucher Nov 2016.jpg
Boucher as a New Jersey Devil in November 2016
Born (1993-09-08) September 8, 1993 (age 24)
Grand Ledge, Michigan, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Utica Comets (AHL)
New Jersey Devils
Nashville Predators
NHL Draft 99th overall, 2011
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2012–present

Reid Boucher (born September 8, 1993) is an American ice hockey player who currently plays for the Utica Comets in the American Hockey League (AHL), while under contract to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the fourth round (99th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Boucher previously played for the Devils and the Nashville Predators.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

In his second season with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League, Boucher broke the former 58 goals in a season record in the team held by NHL player Steven Stamkos with his fifth hat trick in the season against Saginaw Spirit.[2] Boucher was rewarded for his outstanding play during the 2012–13 OHL season by being named to the OHL's First All-Star Team.[3]

Professional[edit]

New Jersey Devils[edit]

On March 13, 2013, the New Jersey Devils signed Boucher to a three-year entry-level contract.[4][5] Reid scored one goal and had two assists in his first game with Albany in the 2012–13 season debut on March 30, 2013.[6]

On December 4, 2013, Boucher was promoted to the Devils for the first time, following an injury to Ryan Carter.[7] He got an assist and was plus 2 in his debut and became the first Devil to score in a shootout that season.[8] Boucher scored his first NHL goal on December 18, 2013 against Robin Lehner of the Ottawa Senators in a 5–2 win.[9]

In the 2016–17 season, having made the Devils opening season roster, Boucher was unable to make an impact in a depth role, appearing in just 9 games over the opening months of the season with the Devils.

Nashville Predators[edit]

On December 3, 2016, Boucher's 6-year tenure with the Devils ended as he was claimed off waivers by the Nashville Predators.[10] He made his debut with Nashville the following day against the Philadelphia Flyers before he was sent on an conditioning assigned to affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals on December 12, 2016.[11]

Vancouver Canucks[edit]

On January 1, 2017, Boucher was placed on waivers by the Predators.[12] The following day, on January 2, 2017, he was reclaimed by the Devils,[13] but was again waived on January 3.[14] On January 4, 2017, Boucher was claimed by the Vancouver Canucks.[15] Boucher was scratched in all but one of the Canucks' games in January before drawing into the roster. He scored his first goal with Vancouver on February 28 against the Detroit Red Wings, scoring a late game-tying goal before the Canucks lost 3–2 in overtime.[16] On March 25, he recorded his first multi-goal game; scoring twice in a 4–2 victory over the Minnesota Wild.[17]

On July 24, 2017, the Canucks re-signed Boucher to a one-year, one-way contract worth $687,500, avoiding arbitration.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 U.S. National Development Team USHL 24 10 4 14 22
2010–11 U.S. National Development Team USHL 24 14 6 20 13
2011–12 Sarnia Sting OHL 67 28 22 50 19 6 2 1 3 4
2011–12 Albany Devils AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Sarnia Sting OHL 68 62 33 95 53 4 2 3 5 4
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL 11 3 2 5 6
2013–14 Albany Devils AHL 56 22 16 38 10 4 1 0 1 0
2013–14 New Jersey Devils NHL 23 2 5 7 4
2014–15 Albany Devils AHL 62 15 15 30 36
2014–15 New Jersey Devils NHL 11 1 0 1 0
2015–16 New Jersey Devils NHL 39 7 12 19 6
2015–16 Albany Devils AHL 34 19 13 32 4 11 4 6 10 4
2016–17 New Jersey Devils NHL 9 0 2 2 2
2016–17 Nashville Predators NHL 3 1 0 1 0
2016–17 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 5 4 1 5 0
2016–17 Vancouver Canucks NHL 27 5 2 7 6
2017–18 Utica Comets AHL 45 25 21 46 35 3 3 0 3 0
2017–18 Vancouver Canucks NHL 20 3 2 5 0
NHL totals 132 20 22 42 18
Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Germany
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Gold medal – first place 2008 Canada

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States U17 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 2 5 7 2
2011 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 8 2 10 8
Junior totals 12 10 7 17 10

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
OHL
First All-Star Team 2012–13 [19]
Sarnia Sting Single Season Goalscoring Record 2012–13 [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reid Boucher Player Card". Ontario Hockey League. 2013-03-16. Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Sarnia's Boucher eclipses Stamkos' goal record" NHL.com. 2013-03-02. Retrieved March 16, 2013
  3. ^ Griffith Named OHL First Team All-Star
  4. ^ "Devils sign Reid Boucher to entry-level deal" NHL.com. 2013-03-13. Retrieved March 16, 2013
  5. ^ "Devils sign Reid Boucher to entry-level deal" sarniasting.com. 2013-03-13. Retrieved March 16, 2013
  6. ^ "Pirates 5, Devils 4". American Hockey League. 2013-03-30. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  7. ^ Twitter / NHLDevils: #DevilsFacts: Reid Boucher was recalled from @AlbanyDevils and will make his @NHL debut tonight. He leads Albany with 10 goals.
  8. ^ http://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/en/recap?id=2013020419
  9. ^ "Devils defeat Senators; Jagr moves up lists" NHL.com. 2013-12-18. Retrieved December 19, 2013
  10. ^ "Preds claim Reid Boucher off waivers". Nashville Predators. 2016-12-03. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  11. ^ "Two assigned to Milwaukee, one on assignment". Nashville Predators. 2016-12-12. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  12. ^ "Predators' Reid Boucher: Placed on waivers Sunday". CBSSports.com. January 1, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  13. ^ Gross, Andrew (January 2, 2017). "Boucher returns, Auvitu sent down, Hall to play". North Jersey. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  14. ^ Ryan, Chris (January 3, 2017). "Devils waive Reid Boucher (again): Explaining the messy situation". NJ.com. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  15. ^ Gross, Andrew (January 4, 2017). "Devs lose Boucher again on waivers as Canucks claim him". North Jersey. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Red Wings defeat Canucks in overtime". nhl.com. 2017-02-28. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  17. ^ "Wild fail to clinch playoff berth again". nhl.com. 2017-03-25. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  18. ^ "Canucks re-sign Reid Boucher". The Province. 2017-07-24. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 
  19. ^ "OHL Announces 2012-13 All-Star Teams". Ontario Hockey League. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  20. ^ "Sarnia's Boucher eclipses Stamkos' goal record". New Jersey Devils. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 

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