BOUCHER NAMED CCM/AHL PLAYER OF THE MONTHNov 1, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The American Hockey League announced today that Utica Comets forward Reid Boucher, Chicago Wolves forward Lucas Elvenes and Hartford Wolf Pack goaltender Igor Shesterkin have been selected as the league’s award winners for October.
Boucher, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month, scored 10 goals and added three assists for 13 points in eight games to help lead the Comets to a perfect 8-0-0-0 start to the 2019-20 season.
Boucher began the year with two goals and an assist in Utica’s 4-3 win at Binghamton on Oct. 5, and scored twice more as the Comets defeated Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 4-3 in overtime, on Oct. 12. Boucher tallied a shorthanded goal as part of an 8-2 win over Charlotte on Oct. 18 before another three-point night in a 7-1 victory over Rochester on Oct. 19, and he ran his goal-scoring streak to six consecutive games with a power-play marker in the Comets’ 5-1 win over Binghamton on Oct. 25.
Sparking a Comets offense that has scored a league-high 4.88 goals per game so far, Boucher leads the AHL in goals and ranks second in points while getting his season off to another torrid start; in 23 October contests over the last three seasons, Boucher has totaled 22 goals and 12 assists for 34 points. The seventh-year pro and two-time AHL All-Star from Grand Ledge, Mich., shows 129 goals and 102 assists for 231 points in 278 career AHL games with Utica, Milwaukee and Albany. Boucher was a fourth-round pick by New Jersey in the 2011 NHL Draft and has compiled 20 goals and 22 assists in 42 NHL contests with the Devils, Nashville and Vancouver.