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Eric Boulton
Eric Boulton
Left Wing
Number: 36
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 225
Shoots: Left
Born: 17 Aug 1976  (Age 37)
Birthplace: Halifax, NS, Canada
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Acquired: Signed as an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 8, 2005
Drafted: NYR / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (234th overall)

2009-10 Season: Appeared in 62 games, earning eight points (2g, 6a) and 113 penalty minutes … Led the Thrashers in penalty minutes … Earned one assist in the first game of the season on 10/3 vs. TB … Scored his first goal of the year for his second point in as many games on 10/8 at STL … Skated in a season-high 13:12 of ice time on 10/31 at OTT … Tied his career-high for most points/assists (2a) and established a season-high with a plus-two rating on 11/30 vs. FLA … Collected his 1,000th career penalty minute on 12/12 vs. MTL … Earned a plus-five rating over a six game span from 1/5-1/16 … Tied his season-high with a plus-two rating on 1/5 at PIT … Earned three points (1g, 2a) over a five game span from 1/7-1/16 … Scored his first-career power play goal and earned a season-high 15 penalty minutes on 1/12 vs. OTT … Took a season-high four shots on goal on 1/18 at FLA … Became the franchise’s all-time penalty minute leader (passing Jeff Odgers at 532) on 3/20 vs. PHI.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Recorded 63 points (21g, 42a) and 1,063 penalty minutes in 480 NHL games with Buffalo and Atlanta … Is the Thrashers franchise leader with 552 PIM in 308 career games with the team … Earned 131 points (65g, 66a) and 1,374 penalty minutes in 319 career minor-league games in the American Hockey League, the International Hockey League and the ECHL … 2008-09: Appeared in 76 games, posting 13 points (3g,10a) and 176 penalty minutes … Named the co-winner, along with Garnet Exelby, of the Thrashers 2009 Gilner-Reeves Community Service Award … Set a career-high for games played, points and assists ... Also registered career highs in shots (71) and average ice time per game (7:32) and finished with his second-highest career total in penalty minutes (176) … Ranked sixth in the NHL in penalty minutes … Scored goals in consecutive games from 12/3-12/6 … Earned a season-high 26 penalty minutes on 1/8 at NJ … Tied career highs for points/assists with two assists on 1/20 vs. MTL … Appeared in his 400th NHL game on 3/3 vs. FLA … 2007-08: Appeared in 74 games for the Thrashers, tying his career-best in points (9), goals (4) and assists (5) … Called for a team-high 127 penalty minutes … Called for a career-high tying 29 penalty minutes on 1/18 at BUF … Tallied assists in back-to-back games from 1/30-2/1 … Earned three points (1g, 2a) in a four-game span from 1/30-2/5 … Took a career-high five shots on goal on 3/19 vs. CAR … 2006-07: Played in 45 games for the Thrashers, tallying seven points (3g, 4a) and 49 penalty minutes … Earned a career-high plus-two rating … Recorded his first goal of the season on 10/25 at CAR … Skated in a career-high 14:04 of ice time on 12/23 vs. NJ … Recorded a career-high tying two-game goal streak (2g) from 2/20-2/22 … Registered the first multiple-point game of his career with two assists on 3/12 vs. WSH … Recorded a plus-rating nine times, including a season-high plus-two on 3/12 vs. WSH … Appeared in four post-season games and led the team with 24 penalty minutes during the playoffs … 2005-06: Set a careerhigh with four goals in 51 games with the Thrashers … Finished third on the Thrashers with 87 penalty minutes … Missed six games due to suspension from 10/22-11/4 … Posted a career-best two-game point streak from 12/26-12/28 (1g,1a) … Earned three points (1g, 2a) over a three-game span from 12/26-12/30 … Played in his 200th NHL game on 1/7 at PIT … Scored two goals over a two-game span from 1/18-1/19 to tie his career-best for the longest goal streak and set a career-high for the longest goal streak … 2004-05: Recorded 39 points (23g, 16a) in 48 ECHL games with Columbia … Tied for the team lead with two goals, three assists and five points in five post-season games … Set a professional career high and was tied for second on the team in goals (23) … Ranked sixth on the team with a professional career-high 16 assists … Ranked third on the Inferno with 124 penalty minutes … 2003-04: Ranked third on the Sabres with 110 penalty minutes … Called for a season-high 16 penalty minutes on 2/16 vs. ATL … Scored his only goal of the season on 2/18 vs. FLA … 2002-03: Tallied one goal and five assists in 58 games with Buffalo … Finished seventh in the NHL with a team-best and career-high 178 penalty minutes … Set a career high with 29 penalty minutes on 10/10 at NYI … Recorded assists in consecutive games from 3/17-3/19 … 2001-02: Ranked second on Buffalo with 129 penalty minutes … Tallied his first-career game-winning goal on 11/8 vs. ATL … 2000-01: Finished third on the Sabres with 94 penalty minutes despite playing in just 35 games … Made his NHL debut on 10/5 vs. CHI … Scored his first-career NHL goal on 11/25 at MTL … Registered his first-career NHL assist on 1/5 vs. TOR … 1999-00: Recorded four points (2g, 2a) in 76 AHL games with Rochester … Led the team and ranked 11th in the league with 276 penalty minutes … Tallied three points (2g, 1a) and a team-leading 53 penalty minutes in 18 Calder Cup Playoff games … 1998-99: Split season between Kentucky (AHL) and Florida (ECHL) … Registered six points (3g, 3a) and 154 penalty minutes in 34 games with Kentucky and 22 points (9g, 13a) and 143 penalty minutes in 26 games with Florida … Earned one assist and a team-high 34 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games with Kentucky … Ranked third on Kentucky in penalty minutes (154) … Finished third on Florida in penalty minutes despite playing in only 26 games … 1997-98: Recorded 27 points (11g, 16a) in 53 games with the Charlotte Checkers (ECHL) … Led the Checkers with 202 penalty minutes … Tallied one goal in four playoff games … Earned two assists in eight IHL games with Fort Wayne … 1996-97: Appeared in 23 AHL games with the Binghamton Rangers, tallying five points (2g, 3a) … Appeared in three Calder Cup Playoff games with Binghamton … Posted 25 points (14g, 11a) in 44 games with Charlotte (ECHL) … Set a franchise-record and career-high with 325 penalty minutes with the Checkers … Recorded one assist in three ECHL playoff games.

AMATEUR CAREER: Registered 72 points (28g, 44a) and 651 penalty minutes in 162 Ontario Hockey League games over three seasons with Oshawa and Sarnia.

PERSONAL: He and his wife, Ryan, have two daughters, Aidan and Reaves, and two sons, Sawyer and Ryder … His favorite hockey memory is his first NHL game … Was a fan of Mark Messier and the Edmonton Oilers growing up ... Enjoys fishing and hunting in his spare time … Makes his off-season home in Atlanta.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the NY Rangers in the ninth round, 234th overall, of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft … Signed by Buffalo as a free agent on Aug. 20, 1999 … Signed by the Thrashers as a free agent on Aug. 8, 2005

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Wheeler 82 28 41 4 69
B. Little 82 23 41 8 64
D. Byfuglien 78 20 36 -20 56
A. Ladd 78 23 31 8 54
O. Jokinen 82 18 25 -8 43
M. Frolik 81 15 27 8 42
E. Kane 63 19 22 -7 41
M. Scheifele 63 13 21 9 34
T. Enstrom 82 10 20 -9 30
J. Trouba 65 10 19 4 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 13 8 3 .920 2.30
O. Pavelec 22 26 7 .901 3.01