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Tailing the Komets

Boucher's retirement

I'll have more later, but this is a list of accomplishment Boucher had compiled by the Komets' Chuck Bailey. It's a very impressive list, and not just from Fort Wayne.


Nick Boucher’s pro hockey career at a glance
1999-00—Began his college career at Dartmouth College, NCAA. Named Dartmouth Rookie of the Year and team MVP for 1999-00.
•2000—Drafted by Pittsburgh in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

•2003—Graduated from Dartmouth as the all-time leader in wins (50) and save percentage (.907).   
•2004—Named to the 2004 ECHL All-Rookie Team. 
•2006-07—Led Tilburg to the 2007 Dutch Superliga Championship.
•2007-08—Made his debut with the Komets posting his first Fort Wayne Championship.  Led IHL goaltenders with 2.32 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.  Also led goalies in the playoffs with 2.09 goals-against average.  Earned a career season high three league Goaltender of the Month Awards (Nov., Dec., Feb.).

•2008-09— Led IHL goaltenders for second straight year in regular season and playoffs in goals-against average and save percentage (Regular season: 2.43 goals-against average, .919 save percentage.  Playoffs: 1.75 goals-against average, .938 save percentage) while leading with 32 wins.  Awarded a career season high five Goaltender of the Week Awards including a stretch of receiving the honor each week for three straight weeks.  Named IHL Goaltender of the Year.  Named an IHL First Team All-Star and was voted by fellow teammates as the Komets’ Most Valuable Player of the Year before capturing his second straight Komet league Championship.

•2009-10— Led IHL goaltenders for the third straight season in the playoffs with 2.62 goals-against-average en route to his third straight Komet league Championship.
•2011-12—His ninth pro season, fifth straight season with Fort Wayne. Topped CHL goaltenders and matched his career high of 32 wins.  Registered three shutouts for 2011-12 for a total of 11 Fort Wayne career shutouts and 21 as a pro. Named starting goaltender to the 2012 CHL All-Star Team.  Named the Komets’ Most Valuable Player of the Year as selected by the players.  Collected his fourth Fort Wayne Championship (CHL Presidents’ Cup) and tied Pokey Reddick for a Komet record of 12 playoff wins by a goaltender. 

Fort Wayne career summary:
Regular season:   GP 217  W 129L 53   OTL/SOL 18  GAA 2.53   Shutouts 11

Playoffs:              GP   48  W   33L 13                       GAA 2.46   Shutouts   2

FW totals:           GP 265  W 162L 66   OTL/SOL 18GAA 2.51   Shutouts 13    

Four league championships (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) and two league regular season titles (IHL, 2007-08, 2008-09).

One Goaltender of the Year Award (IHL, 2008-09) and was named league Goaltender of the Week 11 times and Goaltender of the Month on six occasions.

Top goaltender in the league in goals-against average and save percentage three straight seasons (2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10).


Mon, 05/20/2013 - 3:20pm

Congrats on a very good Komets career!