Reid Boucher (born September 8, 1993) is an American ice hockey player currently playing for and serving as an alternate captain for the Utica Comets of 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. Boucher previously played for the Devils and the Nashville Predators.
Boucher as a New Jersey Devil in November 2016
September 8, 1993|
Grand Ledge, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Utica Comets (AHL)
New Jersey Devils
99th overall, 2011|
New Jersey Devils
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. Boucher was rewarded for his outstanding play during the 2012–13 OHL season by being named to the OHL's First All-Star Team.
New Jersey DevilsEdit
On March 13, 2013, the New Jersey Devils signed Boucher to a three-year entry-level contract. Reid scored one goal and had two assists in his first game with Albany in the 2012–13 season debut on March 30, 2013.
On December 4, 2013, Boucher was promoted to the Devils for the first time, following an injury to Ryan Carter. He got an assist and was plus 2 in his debut and became the first Devil to score in a shootout that season. Boucher scored his first NHL goal on December 18, 2013 against Robin Lehner of the Ottawa Senators in a 5–2 win.
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.
On December 3, 2016, Boucher's 6-year tenure with the Devils ended as he was claimed off waivers by the Nashville Predators. 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.
On January 1, 2017, Boucher was placed on waivers by the Predators. The following day, he was reclaimed by the Devils, but was again waived on January 3. On January 4, 2017, Boucher was claimed by the Vancouver Canucks. 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. On March 25, he recorded his first multi-goal game; scoring twice in a 4–2 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
On July 24, 2017, the Canucks re-signed Boucher to a one-year, one-way contract worth $687,500, avoiding arbitration.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||New Jersey Devils||NHL||23||2||5||7||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||New Jersey Devils||NHL||11||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||New Jersey Devils||NHL||39||7||12||19||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||New Jersey Devils||NHL||9||0||2||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|Representing United States|
|World U18 Championships|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
Awards and honoursEdit
|First All-Star Team||2012–13|||
|Sarnia Sting Single Season Goalscoring Record||2012–13|||
- "Reid Boucher Player Card". Ontario Hockey League. 2013-03-16. Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
- "Sarnia's Boucher eclipses Stamkos' goal record" NHL.com. 2013-03-02. Retrieved March 16, 2013
- Griffith Named OHL First Team All-Star
- "Devils sign Reid Boucher to entry-level deal" NHL.com. 2013-03-13. Retrieved March 16, 2013
- "Devils sign Reid Boucher to entry-level deal" sarniasting.com. 2013-03-13. Retrieved March 16, 2013
- "Pirates 5, Devils 4". American Hockey League. 2013-03-30. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
- Twitter / NHLDevils: #DevilsFacts: Reid Boucher was recalled from @AlbanyDevils and will make his @NHL debut tonight. He leads Albany with 10 goals.
- "Devils defeat Senators; Jagr moves up lists" NHL.com. 2013-12-18. Retrieved December 19, 2013
- "Preds claim Reid Boucher off waivers". Nashville Predators. 2016-12-03. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
- "Two assigned to Milwaukee, one on assignment". Nashville Predators. 2016-12-12. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
- "Predators' Reid Boucher: Placed on waivers Sunday". CBSSports.com. January 1, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
- Gross, Andrew (January 2, 2017). "Boucher returns, Auvitu sent down, Hall to play". North Jersey. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
- Ryan, Chris (January 3, 2017). "Devils waive Reid Boucher (again): Explaining the messy situation". NJ.com. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
- Gross, Andrew (January 4, 2017). "Devs lose Boucher again on waivers as Canucks claim him". North Jersey. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
- "Red Wings defeat Canucks in overtime". nhl.com. 2017-02-28. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
- "Wild fail to clinch playoff berth again". nhl.com. 2017-03-25. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
- "Canucks re-sign Reid Boucher". The Province. 2017-07-24. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
- "OHL Announces 2012-13 All-Star Teams". Ontario Hockey League. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- "Sarnia's Boucher eclipses Stamkos' goal record". New Jersey Devils. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-04-03.