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Devils select Reid Boucher in fourth round

Scoring winger ranked 113th among North American skaters

Saturday, 06.25.2011 / 1:58 PM / Draft
By Eric Marin
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ST. PAUL -- Reid Boucher has known for a while that he'd eventually lace up the skates for Michigan State. On Saturday, he had a pretty good idea that the Devils were interested in him, too.

New Jersey took the scoring winger in the fourth round, 99th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

"It was a thrill," said the Lansing, Mich., native. "I've been waiting for a while, and I was happy to finally hear it."

Boucher, who measures 5-10, 192, met with the Devils on Wednesday. He tallied 24 goals, 19 assists for 43 points with the U.S. Under-18 Team.

"They were a team in mind that I thought might take me," he said of New Jersey.

Describing his style of play, Boucher said, "I'm a small forward, a goal scorer, I play physical a little bit."

He'll be taking that skill to Michigan State for 2012-13, following his final year of high school. He committed to the Spartans three years ago when he was only 15.

"I'm actually 15 minutes from campus and every single person in my family went there," he said. "I grew up watching them. It's just really where I wanted to go."

Whether it's the Spartans or the Devils, Boucher knows what he does best.

"I hope I can help them out by scoring some goals and all that stuff," he said. "I'm just going to try to do the best I can to try and help them out."

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 WSH 33 17 10 6 97 86 40
8 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 34 14 14 6 90 94 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 33 14 16 3 80 107 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 28 9 11 0 20
J. Jagr 34 5 15 -11 20
M. Zidlicky 35 4 13 -5 17
M. Cammalleri 23 11 4 0 15
M. Ryder 33 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 29 4 9 -16 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 28 4 6 2 10
A. Greene 35 0 9 -3 9
T. Zajac 27 4 4 -6 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 16 3 .915 2.57