Friday, July 29, 2011

Sarnia signs Grand Ledge native Boucher

The Sarnia Sting announced today that the hockey club has signed forward Reid Boucher to an OHL contract and education package.

“This caps off a great week for our hockey club," said Sarnia coach-GM Jacques Beaulieu. "First to be able to sign Connor Murphy and now to add a player the caliber of Reid is very exciting for us. Reid is a pure goal scorer and a big game player who played some of his best hockey in leading his country to a gold medal at the Under-18 World Championships.”

Boucher was a fourth round pick of the New Jersey Devils at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft this past June in Minneapolis.

Originally the Sting’s 14th round pick in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection, the Grand Ledge native played last season with the U.S. Under-18 Team in the USHL.

Boucher lead the U.S. team in scoring at the U-18 Worlds with eight goals and two assists in just six games.

“This was a very difficult decision for Reid and his family," said Beaulieu. "At the end of the day, the Boucher’s decided this was the best decision to further his development as a player but still have the security of a OHL education scholarship package.”

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