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Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire Defenseman Philippe Boucher in Exchange for Darryl Sydor

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Philippe Boucher from the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Darryl Sydor, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.


Boucher, 35, has skated in 16 games with Dallas this season, collecting three assists and registering 15 penalty minutes.  The former all-star defenseman is currently six points shy of 300 and nine goals shy of 100 in his NHL career.

The 6-3, 212-pound defenseman has posted 20-or-more points in five of the last six seasons and 30-or-more points in three of his last six overall.  Boucher recorded career highs in all offensive categories during the 2006-07 season, registering 51 points (19 goals, 32 assists), along with a career high 104 penalty minutes.  His 19 goals tied the Dallas Stars franchise high for goals by a defenseman, while finishing third overall in the NHL among defenseman.

The native of St. Apollinaire, Quebec has amassed 294 points (91 goals, 203 assists), along with 678 penalty minutes in his NHL career.  Boucher was originally selected by Buffalo, in the first round (13th overall), in the 1991 Entry Draft. 
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