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Joel Bouchard

Joel Bouchard  #39

Defenseman
NUMBER: 39 BIRTHDATE: January 23, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 209 DRAFTED: CGY / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (129th overall)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1994) Claimed by Nashville from Calgary in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Claimed on waivers by Dallas from Nashville, March 14, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 31, 2000. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, October 25, 2001. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 5, 2002. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with Richard Lintner, Rico Fata and Mikael Samuelsson for Mike Wilson, Alex Kovalev, Janne Laukkanen and Dan LaCouture, February 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 14, 2003. Claimed by NY Rangers from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, October 3, 2003. Spent majority of 2003-04 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), March 17, 2005. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 18, 2005. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to recurring hamstring injury.
Quote of the Day

This is a great day for me. This is something I've been thinking about for a long time. This is a great opportunity that the St. Louis Blues organization, (owner) Tom Stillman and Doug Armstrong are giving me and trusting me in doing...This is going to be a great challenge for me.

— Martin Brodeur, after announcing his retirement as an NHL player and becoming a senior adviser with the Blues on Thursday