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Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Philadelphia Flyers
San Jose Sharks
Phoenix Coyotes
Calgary Flames
Chicago Blackhawks
Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born January 2 1977 (1977-01-02) (age 33),
Woonsocket, RI, U.S.
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 1995
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 1997 – present

Brian Boucher (born January 2, 1977, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Boucher was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, 22nd overall. He began play with the Flyers in the 1999-2000 season, taking the starting position from veteran John Vanbiesbrouck and helped the team secure the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division regular season titles. In the playoffs, he backstopped his team to the Conference finals which they lost in seven games to the eventual Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils. In 2000-2001, however, a weak start saw him lose his starting position to Roman Čechmánek.

He was traded with draft picks to the Phoenix Coyotes on June 12, 2002, for Michal Handzuš and Robert Esche. While with Phoenix, he broke the modern-day NHL record for the longest shutout streak by a goalie, going unscored upon for 332 minutes, or 5 and a half games. On February 1, 2006, Phoenix traded him to the Calgary Flames along with Mike Leclerc in exchange for Steven Reinprecht and Philippe Sauvé.

Boucher began the 2006-07 NHL Season with the Chicago Blackhawks. On February 27, 2007, Boucher was picked-up on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Boucher arrived hours prior to the Blue Jackets-Colorado Avalanche game that evening. During the game, he wore Ty Conklin's #35 sweater. On March 3, 2007, Boucher made his Blue Jackets debut against his former team the Phoenix Coyotes. His first game was a successful 4–3 win.

On July 23, 2007, Boucher signed with the Philadelphia Flyers AHL affiliate, Philadelphia Phantoms. After playing most of the 2007–08 season with the Phantoms, Boucher signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks on February 26, 2008.

On June 25, 2008, stating how much he liked the San Jose atmosphere, he signed one-year contract with the Sharks that will pay him US$650,000. He recorded consecutive shutouts in each of his first two games of the 2008–09 NHL season for the Sharks, before finally allowing a goal in his third game.

On July 1, 2009, Boucher agreed to a 2 year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Awards

  • 1996: Western Hockey League (west) 2nd All-Star team
  • 1997: Western Hockey League (west) 1st All-Star team
  • 1997: Del Wilson Trophy (WHL goalie of the year)
  • 2000: NHL All-Rookie team
  • Oct 29-Nov 4, 2001: NHL Player of the week

Records

  • Set a modern day NHL record with five consecutive shutouts in 2003–04.

Career statistics

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Regular season

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1993–94 Mount St. Charles High-RI 15 14 0 1 504 8 9 0.57
1994–95 Wexford Raiders MTJHL 8 - - - 425 23 0 3.25
1994–95 Tri-City Americans WHL 35 17 11 2 1969 108 1 3.29
1995–96 Tri-City Americans WHL 55 33 19 2 3183 181 1 3.41
1996–97 Tri-City Americans WHL 41 10 24 6 2458 149 1 3.64 .899
1997–98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 34 16 12 3 1901 101 0 3.19 .888
1998–99 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 36 20 8 5 2061 89 2 2.59 .911
1999–2000 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 35 20 10 3 2038 65 4 1.91 .918
1999–2000 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 1 0 0 1 65 3 0 2.77 .903
2000–01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 27 8 12 5 1470 80 1 3.27 .876
2001–02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 41 18 16 4 2295 92 2 2.41 .905
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 45 15 20 8 2544 128 0 3.02 .894
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 40 10 19 10 2364 108 5 2.74 .906
2004–05 HV71 SEL 4 0 4 0 235 13 0 3.32 .883
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 11 3 6 0 512 33 0 3.87 .877
2005–06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 6 2 3 0 345 8 1 1.39 .950
2005–06 Calgary Flames NHL 3 1 2 0 182 15 0 4.94 .854
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 15 1 10 3 827 45 1 3.26 .884
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 3 1 1 0 142 9 0 3.80 .866
2007–08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 42 23 16 1 2288 94 4 2.47 .917
2007–08 San Jose Sharks NHL 5 3 1 1 238 7 1 1.76 .932
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 22 12 6 3 1,291 47 2 2.18 .917
NHL totals 241 90 100 37 13624 607 16 2.77 .898

Post season

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1993–94 Mount St. Charles High-RI 4 4 0 180 6 1 1.20
1994–95 Tri-City Americans WHL 13 6 5 795 50 0 3.77
1995–96 Tri-City Americans WHL 11 6 5 653 37 2 3.40
1997–98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 2 0 0 30 1 0 1.95 .944
1998–99 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 16 9 7 947 45 0 2.85 .906
1999–2000 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 18 11 7 1183 40 1 2.03 .918
2000–01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 37 3 0 4.86 .876
2001–02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 1 88 2 0 1.36 .905
2007–08 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 1.000
NHL Totals 22 11 8 1310 45 1 2.06 .916

External links

  • Brian Boucher's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Brian Boucher's biography at Legends of Hockey
  • Brian Boucher's profile at Hockey Goalies
  • Brian Boucher at TSN.ca
Preceded by
Jason Bowen
Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
1995
Succeeded by
Dainius Zubrus
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