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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 ET / 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 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 70 16 25 -3 41
M. Cammalleri 63 27 13 3 40
P. Elias 64 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 53 7 24 -8 31
S. Bernier 62 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 69 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 59 3 20 3 23
A. Greene 77 3 18 2 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 57 6 12 -3 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 9 .927 2.20
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47