The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Samuel Bolduc has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.
Bolduc, the Islanders' second-round pick (57th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft, scored 43 points (11 goals, 32 assists) in 61 games this season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The Laval, Quebec native split his fourth QMJHL campaign between the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada and the Sherbrooke Phoenix after a mid-season trade. Bolduc's 43 points marked a career high and were tied for the eighth most amongst QMJHL defensemen. His career year also featured 19 power-play points (3 goals, 16 assists), two overtime goals and a plus-13 rating.
In 189 career QMJHL games, Bolduc recorded 94 points (22 goals, 72 assists). He added nine points (three goals, six assists) in 25 QMJHL Playoff games, including seven points (two goals, five assists) in the Armada's 20-game run to the 2018 QMJHL finals.
On the international stage, Bolduc played for the QMJHL team against Team Russia as part of the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series.