Reid Boucher was placed on waivers yesterday by the Vancouver Canucks, after he recovered from a broken hand that robbed him of the last few games of the season. Boucher has cleared, and will be assigned to the Utica Comets to help them try and dig their way out of a 0-2 series deficit against the Toronto Marlies.
Boucher was a point-per-game player once again in the minor leagues, registering 46 points in 45 games for the Comets this season. Signed to a one-way deal last summer, he only played 20 games for the Canucks after spending the 2016-17 season bouncing around the league.
Still only scheduled to be a restricted free agent, it will be interesting to see what kind of offer the Canucks extend to Boucher. Through 132 NHL games he has amassed just 42 points, but has solid offensive talent that shows when given the opportunity. He’ll be 25 next season, and needs to prove he belongs on an NHL roster full-time.