New Jersey Devils‘ 4th round pick in the 2011 draft (#99 overall) left wing Reid Boucher(14) has been an impact player at 5’11″ 195 lbs. ever since turning pro for the end of the 2012/2013 regular season with minor league affiliate Albany Devils.
He managed to skate in 11 AHL games and put together 3 goals and a pair of assists in his debut.
To start his rookie season he’s already struck for 10 goals and 8 assists in only 21 match-ups with a +4 rating.
The 20-year old only played a couple of campaigns in the OHL with Sarnia Sting; he scored 62 goals and 33 assists in 68 games last season, but already had two years in American junior USHL under his belt to give him a start.
He is American-born: Lansing, MI.
Signed to a three-year entry level deal, it would be easy to see him make the jump permanently into the NHL quickly. He possesses that kind of determination out there.
His efforts have earned him a first recall from the farm team on 12/4. He made his debut skating 19 shifts for 12:30 of ice time, including :57 on the power play no less. That was likely earned as he had his first point, an assist in the game and subsequently was chosen as the first shooter in the shootout and scored.
He was also credited with 2 shots and ended the 4-3 shootout loss a +2 plus/minus.
We see a bright future.