The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Lance Bouma (BOH-ma) on a one-year contract that runs through the 2017-18 season.
Bouma, 27, tallied seven points (3G, 4A) in 61 games with the Calgary Flames last season. The Provost, Alberta, native has registered 67 points (27G, 40A) in 304 career National Hockey League games, spanning six seasons (2010-12, 2013-17) with Calgary. He appeared in his 300th career contest on March 29, 2017 against the Los Angeles Kings.
Drafted by the Flames in the third round (78th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Bouma notched 16 goals and 11 assists in 95 career regular-season AHL games with the Abbotsford Heat (2010-13). Prior to his professional career, he played five seasons with the Vancouver Giants in the Western Hockey League from 2005 to 2010, and he served as team captain during his final campaign (2009-10).