August 10, 1978|
Rouses Point, New York, United States
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
|National team||United States|
133rd overall, 1996|
Boulerice was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, 133rd overall. He has played for the Carolina Hurricanes, St. Louis Blues and Flyers. He was charged with assault in 1998 while playing with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) after a violent stick-swinging incident with Guelph Storm forward Andrew Long.
Boulerice is known for being the victim of an Aaron Downey left hook on February 11, 2003, after failing to land the first punch, which left Boulerice with a broken jaw and a concussion. Boulerice spent the night in the hospital as his Carolina Hurricanes lost in overtime to the Dallas Stars, 2–1.
Boulerice's role as an enforcer was reduced later in his career due to the NHL's stricter penalties for instigating a fight, by a $10,000 fine to the coach if it occurs in the final five minutes of a game.
On October 10, 2007, Boulerice delivered a cross-check to the face of Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler, with his team up 7–2 in the third period. Boulerice received a 25-game suspension as disciplinary action from the league, which is tied for the fourth-longest suspension for an on-ice incident in modern NHL history.
Boulerice started the 2008–09 season with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL). On November 11, 2008, he signed a contract with the Colorado Avalanche and while being reassigned to the Monsters, was claimed off waivers by the Edmonton Oilers. After playing only two games with the Oilers, Boulerice was placed on waivers again, and was re-claimed by the Avalanche on November 21, 2008.
Boulerice was invited to the AHL's, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, training camp for the 2009–10 season. He made his presence felt and remained to sign a one-year contract with the Penguins on October 3, 2009. In 54 games with Wilkes-Barre, Boulerice tied his AHL career high with four goals and led the team with 124 penalty minutes. On July 29, 2010, he re-signed with the Penguins to another one-year deal. On January 7, 2011, Boulerice was suspended for 10 games for deliberately running over an AHL referee.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1998–99||New Orleans Brass||ECHL||12||0||1||1||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||15||2||4||6||80||5||0||2||2||6|
|2005–06||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||1||0||2||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||St. Louis Blues||NHL||12||0||0||0||13||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Albany River Rats||AHL||16||4||3||7||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||41||4||3||7||97||—||—||—||—||—|
- Jeff MacGregor (interview) (March 18, 1999). "Less Than Murder: An Inside Look". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2007.
- MacGregor, Jeff (March 22, 1999). "Less Than Murder When Jesse Boulerice laid out Andrew Long with a vicious high stick, was it just hockey, or something much worse?". si.com. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
- Video of Boulerice & Downey bout from YouTube
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- "Boulerice is back with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton". Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
- "Boulerice suspended for applying "physical force" to official". TSN. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
- "Jesse Boulerice's wife announces his retirement on Facebook". Retrieved September 6, 2011.