Top Reid Boucher News

  • Reid Boucher: Signs with KHL club

    Boucher signed a one-year contract with Avangard Omsk of the KHL on Tuesday.

    Boucher spent the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign in the minors, racking up 34 goals and 67 points in 53 games with AHL Utica. It wouldn't be surprising to see the 2011 fourth-round pick spend the rest of his playing career overseas.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Garnering interest from overseas

    Boucher is being pursued by European clubs for the 2020-21 campaign, Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.

    Boucher led AHL Utica in scoring this past year with 34 goals and 33 helpers in 53 contests. Dispute putting up impressive numbers with the Comets, the 26-year-old never got a shot with the Canucks this season prior to the shutdown. The Michigan native doesn't plan to give European hockey a try but could ask for a trade if Vancouver isn't going to give him an opportunity to play in the NHL.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Re-ups on two-way deal

    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.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Qualified by Vancouver

    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.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Returned to bus league

    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.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Recalled by Canucks

    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.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Signs one-year extension

    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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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Sent down to minors

    Boucher (hand) was reassigned to AHL Utica on Monday.

    Boucher will link up with the Comets in order to bolster their ranks for the Calder Cup Playoffs. Considering the winger missed the final three games of the season with a hand injury, the move will also give him a chance to work on his game ahead of the 2018-19 campaign. In 20 NHL appearances this year, the 24-year-old notched five points, but was a concerning minus-12. If he wants to secure regular minutes next season, Boucher will need to step up his two-way play.

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  • Reid Boucher: Heads for waivers

    Boucher (hand) was waived by the Canucks on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Boucher is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, so if any team claims him, it will only be claiming his rights. The 24-year-old played 20 games for Vancouver this season and accrued three goals and five points while averaging 11:23 of ice time. Boucher is still recovering from a broken hand he suffered in early April, but if he clears waivers he will be assigned to AHL Utica where he can compete for the Calder Cup when healthy.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Out for season

    Boucher broke his hand blocking a shot and is out for the rest of the season, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 reports.

    Granted, "out for the season" at this point means out for three games. Still, that means the 24-year-old will miss out on the rest of the Sedin farewell tour.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Promoted to NHL roster

    Boucher was recalled from AHL Utica on Tuesday.

    Boucher should provide the Canucks with some depth up front following the news that Brock Boeser (back) will be sidelined for a month or longer. Boucher has a history of partaking in the power play and owns two goals in eight games with the Canucks this season. It's possible the 2011 fourth-round pick will sneak onto the fantasy radar in deep leagues if he can secure a spot with the man advantage.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Sent back to minors

    Boucher was reassigned to AHL Utica on Saturday.

    Aside from a random two-goal explosion against the Stars this past Sunday, Boucher hasn't done much of anything that would benefit most fantasy owners. Those stand as his only points through eight games, but looking ahead, it's clear the Canucks have big plans for him offensively since he garnered a 1:50 average time on the power play over that span.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Turns in all-world performance versus Stars

    Boucher scored two goals, posted a plus-3 rating, and recorded seven shots on goal in a 6-0 victory over the Stars on Sunday afternoon.

    What a way to finally get on the scoresheet in his sixth game of the season. Boucher was scoreless with a minus-5 rating in his first five NHL games of 2017-18, but he quickly turned that around Sunday. He had more shots versus the Stars than he did in the first five games of the season combined. This performance should definitely get the 24-year-old more playing time.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Called to join road trip

    Boucher was recalled from AHL Stockton on Thursday.

    Boucher should provide some additional depth up front for the Canucks, who are in the midst of a four-game road trip. The move comes on the heels of the news that Brendan Gaunce is out Thursday with an apparent foot injury. The team still has enough bodies to field a lineup without him, but Boucher could draw into Thursday's matchup if he makes it to Tampa in time.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Demoted to AHL

    Boucher was assigned to AHL Utica on Sunday.

    This likely means either Sven Baertschi (jaw) or Brandon Sutter (upper body) will be healthy enough for Sunday's game against the Canadiens, so the Canucks no longer need Boucher's services. He was called up Dec. 18, but Boucher played in just three games, recording no points and a minus-4 rating.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Recalled from minors

    Boucher was promoted from AHL Utica on Monday, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.

    Boucher would make his 2017-18 debut if he cracks the lineup against the Canadiens on Tuesday; however, fantasy owners probably should expect him to serve as a healthy scratch and emergency depth option. The winger is averaging a point per game with the Comets, which is no doubt the reason the club wanted to give him a look while Brock Boeser (foot) is dealing with an injury.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Returned to minor-league affiliate

    The Canucks assigned Boucher to AHL Utica on Friday.

    Loui Eriksson is closing in on a return to game action, so the Canucks are no longer in need of Boucher's services as a depth forward. The 24-year-old winger will continue to be one of the first players promoted to the big club when Vancouver is dealing with injuries up front this campaign.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Called up by Vancouver

    Boucher was recalled from AHL Utica on Tuesday.

    This is Boucher's first call-up to the Canucks this year. In 27 games with Vancouver last season, he notched five goals and two assists.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Waived by team

    Boucher was placed on Monday's waiver wire by the Canucks, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sportsreports.

    Boucher bounced around the league last season as he played in 39 NHL contests split between the Devils, the Predators and the Canucks. It seems the 24-year-old's commitment to fitness has been lacking, per Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province, which could explain why he has been unable to find a permanent 23-man roster spot. Despite those concerns, the winger will likely remain on Vancouver's short list of potential call-ups throughout the 2017-18 campaign.

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  • Canucks' Reid Boucher: Re-ups with Canucks on one-year deal

    Boucher signed a one-year, $687,500 contract with Vancouver on Monday, Sportsnet reports.

    Thanks to the new contract, the restricted free agent will avoid his scheduled arbitration hearing on Aug. 1. Boucher's best showing in the NHL came in 2015-16 with the Devils when he managed 19 points in 39 games, but he hasn't done much since with just 10 points in 39 games split between New Jersey, Nashville and Vancouver last year. As such, it's not surprising his new deal isn't significantly higher than the league minimum.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Grand Ledge, MI
Age: 28
Experience: 6
Shoots: Left