TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed forward Alex Barre-Boulet off waivers from the Seattle Kraken, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.
Barre-Boulet, 24, skated in two games this season for the Seattle Kraken, posting one assist. He was claimed off waivers by Seattle on October 11 from the Lightning. The Montmagny, Quebec native has appeared in 17 NHL games, including 15 last season with the Bolts, posting three goals and four points to go along with 26 shots on goal. Barre-Boulet scored three goals last year for Tampa Bay, including his first career tally on April 25 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound forward has also appeared in 144 career AHL games, all with the Crunch over the past three seasons, recording 69 goals and 136 points. During the 2019-20 season, Barre-Boulet led the Crunch for goals (27) and points (56). He was named to the 2019-20 AHL Second All-Star Team and also represented Syracuse at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic. During his rookie season in 2018-19, he won the AHL Rookie of the Year Award, compiling 34 goals and 68 points in 74 games.