The Devils have agreed to terms with restricted free agent left wing Reid Boucher. The one-year deal is a two-way contract worth $715,000 at the NHL level according to the press release put out on the Devils’ website. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero today.
Boucher is just about a month shy of his 23rd birthday on September 8 and had career highs with the NHL Devils last year with eight goals, eleven assists for 19 points. He also had six penalty minutes in his 39 NHL games. He split the year with Albany of the AHL and had 19 goals, 13 assists and 32 points to go with four penalty minutes in 34 games played in the American League. He also appeared in eleven Calder Cup playoff games and had four goals, six assists for ten points in the postseason.
The Devils’ third pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft (fourth round, 99th overall) has been with the organization for three seasons according to the press release and in that time has played in 73 NHL games. He also played brief stints in the AHL with Albany during 2011-12 and 2012-13.
In his NHL career, he has 11 goals and 16 assists for a total of 27 points with ten penalty minutes.