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Hartford Wolf Pack Sign Bouchard to AHL Contract

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Hartford Wolf Pack General Manager Jim Schoenfeld has announced the team has agreed to terms with New York Rangers defenseman Joel Bouchard. The 6-1, 209-pound Montreal, Quebec native is expected to join the team in Manchester.

"Joel will add experience and great puck handling abilities to our club," said Schoenfeld. "He's a great addition to the already strong lineup we have heading into the playoffs." All AHL teams submitted their Clear Day rosters to the league today.

Bouchard played 28 games for the Rangers in 2003-04, scoring one goal and assisting on seven others for eight points. In 2002-03, the 35-year-old spent 22 games with Hartford (6-14-20) and 27 games with the Rangers (5-7-12) after being claimed by the Rangers from Buffalo in the 2003 Waiver Draft. He was initially Calgary's seventh choice, 129th overall, in the 1992 Entry Draft.

The Wolf Pack's next home game is Wednesday, March 23 against the Lowell Lock Monsters. Tickets are available at the Hartford Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (860) 525-4500 or online at Groups can call 860-548-2000 for tickets. Members of the military and college students can also purchase tickets in the Red and Blue Wolf seating areas for this game for half-price by showing their ID at the Hartford Civic Center Box Office (a limit of 4 tickets per ID).
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