Brian Boucher

Brian Boucher
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Boucher as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2010-11 season.
Born(1977-01-02) January 2, 1977 (age 40)
Woonsocket, RI, USA
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CaughtLeft
Played forPhiladelphia Flyers
Phoenix Coyotes
HV71
Calgary Flames
Chicago Blackhawks
Columbus Blue Jackets
San Jose Sharks
Carolina Hurricanes
EV Zug
National team United States
NHL Draft22nd overall, 1995
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career1997-2013

Biography

Brian “Boosh” Boucher (pronounced Boo-shay) (given birth to January 2, 1977) is normally a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender, who played 13 seasons in the Country wide Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Spencer, San Jose Sharks, and Carolina Hurricanes. He presently retains the NHL’s contemporary record for the longest shutout streak, 332 a few minutes and 1 second, established while he was an associate from the Phoenix Coyotes through the 2003–04 NHL period. He is presently a tv analyst for the Philadelphia Flyers. Boucher also presently works as a casino game and studio room analyst on nationwide NBCSN (and NBC) video games. Furthermore to NBCSN, Boucher can be a studio room analyst for NHL Network.

Playing career

Early Philadelphia years

Boucher was drafted from the Philadelphia Flyers in the initial round from the 1995 NHL Access Draft, 22nd general. He started play with the Flyers through the 1999–2000 time of year, taking the beginning position from experienced John Vanbiesbrouck and helped the group protected the Eastern Meeting and Atlantic Department regular time of year game titles while leading the NHL in goals against typical at 1.91. In the playoffs, he backstopped his group towards the Eastern Meeting Finals. On the way, he documented several memorable occasions, including a five-overtime triumph against the Pittsburgh Penguins and a sprawling conserve against Patrik Elias of the brand new Shirt Devils, which thereafter became referred to as a "Boosh" among goaltenders. Even though Flyers were forward 3-1 in the Eastern Meeting Finals against the Devils and regardless of the return from the hurt Eric Lindros, Boucher as well as the Flyers dropped in seven video games towards the eventual Stanley Glass champion NJ Devils. In 2000–01, nevertheless, a weak begin saw him drop his starting placement to Roman Cechmanek.

Phoenix/Shutout streak

He was traded with draft picks towards the Phoenix Coyotes on June 12, 2002, for Michal Handzuš and Robert Esche. In the 2003-2004 time of year, he broke the modern-day NHL record for the longest shutout streak with a goalie, heading unscored upon for 332 moments, or 5 . 5 games. On Feb 1, 2006, Phoenix exchanged him towards the Calgary Flames along with Mike Leclerc in trade for Steven Reinprecht and Philippe Sauvé.

Chicago/Columbus

Boucher began the 2006–07 NHL period using the Chicago Blackhawks. On Feb 27, 2007, Boucher was found on waivers from the Columbus Blue Coats. Boucher came hours before the Blue Jackets-Colorado Avalanche video game that evening. Through the video game, he wore Ty Conklin's quantity 35 sweater. On March 3, 2007, Boucher produced his Blue Coats debut against his previous group the Phoenix Coyotes. His 1st video game was an effective 4–3 win.

San Jose Sharks

On July 23, 2007, Boucher authorized an AHL agreement using the Philadelphia Phantoms, the Flyers' AHL affiliate. He used the Phantoms until he authorized a one-year agreement using the San Jose Sharks on Feb 26, 2008.On June 25, 2008, stating just how much he liked the San Jose atmosphere, he signed another one-year agreement using the Sharks, well worth US$650,000. He documented consecutive shutouts in each of his 1st two games from the 2008–09 NHL time of year for the Sharks, before finally permitting an objective in his third video game.

Return to Philadelphia

On July 1, 2009, Boucher decided to a two-year contract using the Philadelphia Flyers to be the constant, veteran backup towards the beginning goaltender Ray Emery. When Emery was harm midway through the growing season, nevertheless, Boucher was thrust in to the limelight with mediocre outcomes. A hand damage soon forced Boucher towards the sideline, and he was changed by third-string goaltender Michael Leighton. Leighton excelled in Boucher's lack, and once healthful, Boucher discovered himself burning Leighton. Upon the come back of Emery, Boucher was further demoted towards the press package, with Leighton right now the back-up. Emery quickly re-injured himself, providing Boucher an opportunity to back-up Leighton, who once more was playing well. Close to the end of the growing season though, with just 13 games remaining, Leighton transpired having a high-ankle sprain, and Boucher was back to the limelight for the Flyers once more. After a 2-1 shootout triumph in the ultimate game of the growing season against the brand new York Rangers, Boucher as well as the Flyers advanced towards the playoffs.In the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, Boucher beat Martin Brodeur and the brand new Jersey Devils in the 1st round with a margin of 4–1. The nationwide press remarked that he was the shock from the playoffs following the 1st round along with his exceptional play in online. The Flyers defeated the Boston Bruins in the next round by conquering an 0-3 video game deficit, but Boucher was hurt in Video game 5 of this series with leg injuries. Boucher came back from his accidental injuries to serve as a back-up to Michael Leighton in Video game 1 of the Stanley Glass Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks. He noticed game actions in Video game 1 and Video game 5 in alleviation of Leighton, however the Flyers dropped in 6 video games towards the Blackhawks.In the 2010–11 season, he split amount of time in goal with standout first year Sergei Bobrovsky after Leighton was demoted towards the AHL, partly for hiding a personal injury. Bobrovsky began a lot of the video games, and was called the Flyers playoff beginner. After video game 2 from the meeting quarterfinals against the Buffalo Sabres, where Boucher relieved Bobrovsky, and gained the earn, Boucher began another three video games, but was taken in Video game 5 for Leighton, who was simply known as up as a 3rd goaltender. Leighton performed well, but dropped Video game 5 in overtime, non-etheless earning the beginning for Video game 6. Nevertheless, in Video game 6, Leighton allowed 3 goals in the starting period, but once more Boucher could earn the earn in relief, producing Boucher the just goaltender in NHL background to record two wins inside a playoff series when to arrive relief. Boucher continued to start Video game 7, as the Flyers defeated Buffalo. Boucher began the 1st 3 video games within the next circular against Boston, but performed poorly, enabling the deposed beginner Bobrovsky to come back in Video game 4, as the Flyers had been swept.

Carolina Hurricanes and third stint with Flyers

Following the Flyers acquired goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov and made a decision to keep Bobrovsky as backup, Boucher was the odd guy out. On July 1, 2011, Boucher was agreed upon with the Carolina Hurricanes to a two-year offer worthy of $950,000 per period. He performed sparingly as the backup to Cam Ward, and his period ended early because of injury.On January 13, 2013, following the end from the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Boucher began his third stint using the Flyers, and fourth overall with the business, when he and defenseman Tag Alt were traded to Philadelphia in trade for Luke Pither. Three times afterwards, Boucher was waived and delivered right down to Adirondack, the brand new home from the AHL Phantoms. Boucher was called the team's beginning goaltender, relegating prior beginner Scott Munroe to back-up responsibility and sending Phantoms back-up Cal Heeter towards the Trenton Titans, the Flyers' ECHL affiliate marketer. On Feb 10, Boucher was recalled with the Flyers after Michael Leighton experienced a lesser body damage. He saw actions in four video games before being repaid right down to Adirondack on March 9 after Leighton came back to health.

Personal life

Boucher includes a wife, Melissa, and two kids; son Tyler, delivered January 2003, and girl Brianna, born Dec 2004. He went to Support St. Charles Academy in senior high school.

Records

Present day NHL record with five consecutive shutouts in 2003–04.

Career statistics

Regular season

Season Team Group GP W L T OTL MIN GA Thus GAA SV% 1993–94 Support St. Charles Mounties RIIL 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 .913 1996–97 Tri-City Us citizens WHL 41 10 24 6 — 2458 149 1 3.64 .901 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 1999–00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 35 20 10 3 — 2038 65 4 1.91 .918 1999–00 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 .884 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 0 1.39 .950 2005–06 Calgary Flames NHL 3 1 2 — 0 182 15 0 4.95 .854 2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 15 1 10 — 3 827 45 1 3.26 .884 2006–07 Columbus Blue Coats 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 1291 47 2 2.18 .917 2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 33 9 18 — 3 1742 80 1 2.76 .899 2009–10 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 1 1 0 — 0 60 2 0 2.00 .935 2010–11 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 34 18 10 — 4 1885 76 0 2.42 .916 2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 10 1 6 — 1 546 31 0 3.41 .881 2012–13 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 16 6 8 — 1 910 39 0 2.57 .905 2012–13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 2 — 0 144 6 0 2.50 .891 2013–14 EV Zug NLA 5 — 309 14 0 2.72 .925 NHL totals 328 120 139 30 15 18,219 822 17 2.71 .901 AHL totals 136 68 47 9 2 7630 336 6 2.64 .915 WHL totals 131 60 54 10 — 7610 438 3 3.45

Playoffs

Season Team Little league GP W L MIN GA Thus GAA SV% 1994 Support St. Charles Mounties RIIL 4 4 0 180 6 1 1.20 1995 Tri-City Us citizens WHL 13 6 5 795 50 0 3.77 1996 Tri-City Americans WHL 11 6 5 653 37 2 3.40 1998 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 2 0 0 30 1 0 1.94 .944 1999 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 16 9 7 947 45 0 2.85 .906 2000 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 18 11 7 1183 40 1 2.03 .917 2001 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 37 3 0 4.86 .824 2002 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 1 88 2 0 1.37 .939 2009 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 — 2010 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 12 6 6 656 27 1 2.47 .909 2011 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 9 4 4 422 22 0 3.13 .904 NHL totals 43 21 18 2388 94 2 2.36 .911 AHL totals 18 9 7 977 46 0 2.82 .908 WHL totals 24 12 10 1448 87 2 3.60

International

Year Group Event   GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA 1996 USA WJC 4 3 1 0 220 13 0 3.55 1997 USA WJC 6 4 1 1 357 9 2 1.51 Junior int'l totals 10 7 2 1 577 22 2 2.29

Awards and achievements

WHL

1995–96 - (West) Second All-Star Team 1996–97 - (West) First All-Star Team 1996–97 - Del Wilson Trophy (WHL Goaltender of the entire year)

International

1997 - All-Star Selection, IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships

AHL

1998 - Calder Cup (AHL championship) with Philadelphia Phantoms

NHL

1999–2000 - NHL All-Rookie Group 1999–2000 - GAA leader - 1.91 Oct 29–Nov 4, 2001 - Participant from the Week

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