The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have signed 6’2”, 215-pound right wing Jesse Boulerice and 6’1”, 190-pound center Jim Dowd each to a one-year contract, according to club General Manager Paul Holmgren. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.
“Jim (Dowd) and Jesse (Boulerice) have both had good camps and have earned spots on our roster,” said Holmgren in making the announcement. “Both have intangibles that they bring to the team.”
Boulerice, 29, posted an assist and a team-high 47 penalty minutes in six preseason games for the Flyers. He attended Flyers’ Training Camp on a try-out basis. In 16 regular season games for the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League last season, Boulerice recorded four goals and three assists for seven points and 36 penalty minutes.
In four NHL seasons with the Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and St. Louis Blues from 2001-02 through 2005-06, Boulerice has recorded eight goals and two assists for 10 points and 304 penalty minutes in 165 career regular season games. He was scoreless in three games with the Flyers during the 2001-02 season. Boulerice was originally drafted by the Flyers in the fifth round (133rd overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
Dowd, 38, posted an assist in four preseason games for the Flyers. He attended Flyers’ Training Camp on a try-out basis. He recorded four goals and four assists for eight points and 20 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games for the New Jersey Devils last season.
In 655 career regular season games over 15 NHL seasons with New Jersey, Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and Colorado Avalanche, Dowd has recorded 66 goals and 163 assists for 229 points and 349 penalty minutes. A native of Brick, New Jersey, Dowd was a member of the Devils’ 1995 Stanley Cup Championship team.