Hurricanes Sign Brian Boucher to Two-Year Deal

BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 24: Brian Boucher #33 of the Philadelphia Flyers stops Drew Stafford #21 of the Buffalo Sabres in the third period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HSBC Arena at HSBC Arena on April 24, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes got their experienced back up goalie today when they signed Brian Boucher to a two-year contract.  The 34-year-old won 18 games for the Flyers last year.  The contract will pay Boucher a total of $1.9 million, $900,000 in year one and $1 million in year  two. 

Carolina GM Jim Rutherford said today that at the end of the season, he had asked Assistant and Goaltender Coach Tom Barrasso for a listing of experienced goalies that the team should target and Boucher was at the top of his list.  They were very pleased to be able to sign him.


Brian Boucher

#33 / Goalie / Philadelphia Flyers

6-2

200

Jan 02, 1977



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Brian Boucher 34 1885 18 10 76 2.42 902 826 .916 0


This should be a solid signing for the team.  Boucher had some trouble in the playoffs over the past couple of years, but he is an established backup who should perform better in that role.

More from the Hurricanes' press release:

 

HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH BRIAN BOUCHER

Veteran goaltender agrees to two-year contract

 

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Brian Boucher (BOO-shay) on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Boucher $900,000 in 2011-12, and $1 million in 2012-13.

 

“Brian is a proven NHL goaltender who will be a strong complement to Cam Ward,” said Rutherford. “It was an important objective for us to sign an experienced goalie this offseason.”

 

Boucher, 34, played in 34 regular-season games with Philadelphia in 2010-11, posting an 18-10-4 record, a 2.42 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. The Woonsocket, RI, native also backstopped the Flyers in nine of the team’s 11 playoff games, earning a 4-4 record, 3.13 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage.

 

Boucher (6’2”, 200 lbs.) has compiled a 119-131-44 record, a 2.69 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage in 314 career NHL regular-season games with Philadelphia, Phoenix, Calgary, Chicago, Columbus and San Jose. In 43 career Stanley Cup playoff games, he boasts a 21-18 record, a 2.36 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage, and recorded all 18 decisions (11-7) in the Flyers’ run to the 2000 Eastern Conference Finals. Boucher was originally drafted by the Flyers in the first round, 22nd overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. His career statistics are below.

 

The Carolina Hurricanes will open their 2011 exhibition schedule on Sept. 19 at Buffalo. For information on 2011-12 Carolina Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES.

 

BRIAN BOUCHER’S CAREER STATISTICS

 

YEAR        TEAM                  LEAGUE      GP          MIN      GA   SO      GAA       W-L-T/OT                GP      MIN      GA     SO      GAA       W-L

1994-95    Tri-City                 WHL              35        1969     108      1       3.29         17-11-2                   13       795       50        0       3.77        6-5

1995-96    Tri-City                 WHL              55        3183     181      1       3.41         33-19-2                   11       653       37        2       3.40        6-5

1996-97    Tri-City                 WHL              41        2458     149      1       3.64         10-24-6                     -           -          -         -            -          -

1997-98    Philadelphia         AHL              34        1901     101      0       3.19         16-12-3                     2         30         1        0       1.95        0-0

1998-99    Philadelphia         AHL              36        2061       89      2       2.59          20-8-5                    16       947       45        0       2.85        9-7

1999-00    Philadelphia         NHL               35        2038         4      4       1.91         20-10-3                   18     1183       40        1       2.03       11-7

                  Philadelphia         AHL                1            65         3      0       2.77           0-0-1                       -           -          -         -            -          -

2000-01    Philadelphia         NHL               27        1470       80      1       3.27          8-12-5                      1         37         3        0       4.86        0-0

2001-02    Philadelphia         NHL               41        2295       92      2       2.41         18-16-4                     2         88         2        0       1.36        0-1

2002-03    Phoenix               NHL               45        2544     128      0       3.02         15-20-8                     -           -          -         -            -          -

2003-04    Phoenix               NHL               40        2364     108      5       2.74        10-19-10                    -           -          -         -            -          -

2004-05    HV 71                  Sweden          4          235       13      0       3.32               -                           -           -          -         -            -          -

2005-06    Phoenix               NHL               11          512       33      0       3.87           3-6-0                       -           -          -         -            -          -

                  San Antonio        AHL                6          345         8      0       1.39           2-3-0                       -           -          -         -            -          -

                  Calgary                NHL                 3          182       15      0       4.95           1-2-0                       -           -          -         -            -          -

2006-07    Chicago               NHL               15          827       45      1       3.26          1-10-3                      -           -          -         -            -          -

                  Columbus            NHL                 3          142         9      0       3.80           1-1-0                       -           -          -         -            -          -

2007-08    Philadelphia         AHL              42        2288       94      4       2.47         23-16-1                     -           -          -         -            -          -

                  San Jose             NHL                 5          238         7      1       1.76           3-1-1                       1           2         0        0       0.00        0-0

2008-09    San Jose             NHL               22        1291       47      2       2.18          12-6-3                      -           -          -         -            -          -

2009-10    Philadelphia         NHL               33        1742       80      1       2.76          9-18-3                    12       656       27        1       2.47        6-6

                  Adirondack          AHL                1            60         2      0       2.00           1-0-0                       -           -          -         -            -          -

2010-11    Philadelphia         NHL               34        1885       76      0       2.42         18-10-4                     9       422       22        0       3.13        4-4

NHL Totals (11 seasons)                     314     17,528     785    17       2.69      119-131-44                43    2,387       94        2       2.36      21-18

 

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