Boucher signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canucks on Tuesday. Boucher has spent parts of the past three seasons in the organization, logging 48 games at the NHL level and putting up eight goals and four assists. Only one of those appearances came in 2018-19, however, suggesting the 25-year-old will probably remain on the periphery as he competes for a 23-man roster spot in training camp. Expect the winger to see most of his action during the upcoming campaign at AHL Utica.
Boucher received a qualifying offer from the Canucks on Tuesday. Boucher only appeared in one game with the big club this season, going scoreless while logging 5:28 of ice time, so although all signs point to him remaining with Vancouver in 2019-20, he'll likely be spending most of his time with AHL Utica.
The Canucks reassigned Boucher to AHL Utica on Tuesday. The Canucks activated Brock Boeser (groin) off injured reserve in a corresponding move, so they're no longer in need of Boucher's services as a depth forward. The 25-year-old American will return to a prominent role with AHL Utica, where he's totaled 10 goals and 16 points in 12 appearances this campaign.
Boucher was recalled by Vancouver on Thursday. Boucher leads the AHL Utica Comets in scoring with 10 goals and six helpers in 12 games. He played 20 games for the Canucks last year, amassing just five points. Boucher hasn't suited up for Vancouver yet this season. His earliest opportunity to do so will be Friday in San Jose.
Boucher signed a one-year, two-way contract to remain in Vancouver on Tuesday. The Canucks have decided to bring back the leading scorer of AHL Utica, who tallied 46 points (25 goals, 21 assists) in 45 games this past season. In 2018, Boucher was reassigned to the AHL affiliate after breaking his hand on a blocked shot with three games remaining in the season. Throughout his 20 games with Vancouver, Boucher had three goals and two assists-- including a power-play goal and a power-play assist. The departure of the Sedin twins leaves a void on the team's power play, and an opportunity for the 24-year-old two compete for a role in the offense. Unfortunately, Boucher was also minus-12 in those 20 games, and his defensive play will need to improve in order to see an expanded role.
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