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Canucks Sign Nolan Baumgartner and Alexandre Bolduc

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
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Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the team has signed defenceman Nolan Baumgartner and forward Alexandre Bolduc. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.


Baumgartner, 32, appeared in 18 games with the Manitoba Moose last season after joining them on February 27th on loan from the Dallas Stars. The Calgary, Alberta native collected six assists and 10 penalty minutes for the Moose. Baumgartner also played 56 games last season with the AHL’s Iowa Stars. In that time, he scored five goals and 13 assists for 18 points and 47 penalty minutes. The defenceman played in three Calder Cup playoff games and collected one assist.

Baumgartner has played 131 career NHL games with Dallas, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Washington. In 131 games played he recorded 45 points (6-39-45) and 67 penalty minutes. Baumgartner has also played 625 career AHL games recording 288 points (63-225-288) and 666 penalty minutes with Iowa, Philadelphia, Manitoba, Norfolk, and Portland. Baumgartner was originally drafted in the first round, 10th overall, by the Washington Capitals in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

Bolduc, 23, had a career season in 2007-08 with the Moose. The Montreal, PQ native played 70 games and scored career highs in goals (18), assists (19), and points (37). In six Calder Cup playoff games last year, Bolduc scored one goal. Bolduc has appeared in 131 games with the Moose over three seasons recording 56 points (25-31-56) and 163 penalty minutes. Bolduc was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round, 127th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Baumgartner's Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1991-1992 Cgy. AAA Flames  AMHL   39 11 29 40   40          
1992-1993 Kamloops  WHL   43 0 5 5   30          
1993-1994 Kamloops  WHL   69 13 42 55   109          
1993-1994 Kamloops  M-Cup   4 0 2 2   4          
1994-1995 Kamloops  WHL   62 8 36 44   71          
1994-1995 Canada  WJC-A   7 0 1 1   4          
1994-1995 Kamloops  M-Cup   4 0 6 6   6          
1995-1996 Capitals   1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
1995-1996 Kamloops  WHL   28 13 15 28   45          
1995-1996 Canada  WJC-A   6 1 1 2   22          
1996-1997 Portland  AHL   8 2 2 4   4          
1997-1998 Capitals   4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
1997-1998 Portland  AHL   70 2 24 26 -12 70 1 0 0 124 1.6
1998-1999 Capitals   5 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
1998-1999 Portland  AHL   38 5 14 19 -16 62 2 0 1 60 8.3
1999-2000 Capitals   8 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 6 0.0
1999-2000 Portland  AHL   71 5 18 23 -2 56 1 0 1 139 3.6
2000-2001 Blackhawks   8 0 0 0 -4 6 0 0 0 7 0.0
2000-2001 Norfolk  AHL   63 5 28 33 5 75 4 0 1 132 3.8
2001-2002 Norfolk  AHL   76 10 24 34 1 72 4 0 1    
2002-2003 Canucks   8 1 2 3 4 4 1 0 0 7 14.3
2002-2003 Manitoba  AHL   59 8 31 39 15 82 5 0 1 109 7.3
2003-2004 Penguins   5 0 0 0 -7 2 0 0 0 6 0.0
2003-2004 Canucks   9 0 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 9 0.0
2003-2004 Manitoba  AHL   55 6 21 27 -2 101 1 0 2    
2004-2005 Manitoba  AHL   78 9 30 39 -5 51 7 0 2    
2005-2006 Canucks   70 5 29 34 11 30 4 1 1 73 6.8
2006-2007 Flyers   6 0 1 1 0 21 0 0 0 4 0.0
2006-2007 Stars   7 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
2006-2007 Philadelphia  AHL   51 6 20 26 -8 46 5 0 0    
NHL Totals:   131 6 39 45 4 67 5 1 1 121 5.0


Bolduc's Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2000-2001 Notre Dame  SMHL   61 17 35 52              
2001-2002 Rouyn-Noranda  QMJHL   64 6 14 20 -11 69 0 0 0    
2002-2003 Rouyn-Noranda  QMJHL   66 14 29 43 4 131 4 1      
2002-2003 Canada  WJ18-A   7 1 0 1   8          
2003-2004 Rouyn-Noranda  QMJHL   65 23 35 58 6 115 5 4      
2004-2005 Rouyn-Noranda  QMJHL   33 7 10 17 -4 46 0 2      
2004-2005 Shawinigan  QMJHL   29 7 11 18 -1 14 1 1      
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