usahockeyntdp.com

Fantasy Summary

Boucher plays a physical game and willingly goes to the dirty areas. He has a good shot that he can get off from in tight. Boucher has the potential to evolve into a power forward at the NHL level.


Observations

Click to Expand

October 2022 – Boucher dressed for three games in the pre-season and went pointless before he was sent back to Ottawa of the OHL for this season. After watching him a few times, he has some work to do back in junior to improve but a full season should help. His paths to the puck will need to improve at higher levels, and his body position along the boards as well. He might get away with using his size and strength at lower levels, but he won’t get away with it in pro hockey. He needs some confidence back in his game. Grant Campbell

April 2022 – Boucher has had an eventful season. He started the year with Boston University, but left the program after 17 games to sign his entry-level contract with the Senators and report to the Ottawa 67’s in the OHL. Before he could report to the OHL, he contracted Covid which delayed his debut by a few weeks. In his first game with the 67’s he hurt his shoulder and ended up missing seven games. In his first 22 OHL games, Boucher had seven goals and seven assists.. Picking Boucher 10th overall might have been a stretch for the Senators and he has done little to dispel that perception to this point. His junior team has clinched a playoff spot, so Boucher should get an opportunity to get some playoff experience this spring and hopefully build on that. Grant Campbell

 

July 2021 – Boucher was selected in the first round, 10th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

 

July 2021 – Boucher missed most of his draft season due to injury but showcased his powerful game in a limited sample size, scoring three goals in just two games with the USNTDP U17 squad and adding another 11 points in 12 games with the U18 team.

He plays a straight-ahead, physical brand of hockey but he isn’t without offensive upside. Aside from the obvious physicality he provides with big hits on the forecheck, Boucher does well using his size and strength to wreak havoc in front of the net and open up space in the middle of the ice. He does a good job of lurking around the offensive zone to make himself available in scoring areas and his release has shown improvement as well. Boucher currently plays with a bit of tunnel vision and he’s unlikely to ever become a high-end playmaker, but his power game and ability to generate off the rush make him something of a unique commodity in this draft class. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 16, 2003
Height 6‘1”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 1; Overall: 10

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Philadelphia Flyers QC Int PW2 1 12 0|        
 2016-2017 Philadelphia Flyers Elite 13UAAAAYHL 13U17 5 1116 16|        
 2017-2018 Philadelphia Flyers Elite 14UAAAAYHL 14U20 12 2537 24|        
  West Coast Selects U15 2WSI U157 4 48 4|        
 2018-2019 Avon Old Farms School USHS-Prep26 9 1423 -|        
  Team Red USA-S154 0 11 4|        
 2019-2020 U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP43 9 1726 98|        
  USNTDP Juniors