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Canucks re-sign Reid Boucher a One-Year, One-Way Contract

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-signed centre Reid Boucher to a one-year, one-way contract at $687,500.

Boucher, 23, split the 2016.17 season between Vancouver (5-2-7 in 27 games), Nashville (1-0-1 in three games) and New Jersey (0-2-2 in nine games). Boucher led the Canucks in shots on goal per 60 minutes (9.26) and established a career high for most goals in a game (two on March 25 at Minnesota). He also appeared in his 100th career game on March 16 versus Dallas.

Boucher has appeared in 112 career NHL games, recording 37 points (17-20-37) and 18 penalty minutes. He has also suited up in 169 American Hockey League games posting 110 points (63-47-110).

The East Lansing, Michigan native has represented the United States at the 2011 U18 World Championships and the 2010 World U17 Hockey Challenge, winning gold on both occasions.

A U.S. National Development Team member from 2009-11, Boucher played two seasons with the OHL's Sarnia Sting from 2011-13, leading the league in goals and being named an OHL First-Team All-Star in 2012.13.

The 5'10", 195-pound centre first became a Canuck when he was claimed off waivers from New Jersey on January 4, 2017. Boucher was originally selected by New Jersey in the fourth round, 99th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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