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Laval Rocket sign Jordan Boucher to minor league deal

After a lengthy audition, the forward gets an expected deal

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The Montreal Canadiens AHL affiliate Laval Rocket have announced that they have signed forward Jordan Boucher to a one-year two-way AHL/ECHL deal and loaned the forward to the ECHL Brampton Beast.

Jordan Boucher is a 23-year-old left winger who completed his fourth year at Clarkson University (NCAA) this past season. The six foot forward was considered the team’s top playmaker and was only one of four players with more than 10 goals on the season, with nine games lost to injury during the course of the year. He started his professional career at the conclusion of the season with the Binghamton Senators on an amateur tryout, playing nine games, but not putting up any points.

With no option of returning to the NCAA, Boucher was invited to the Canadiens development camp in July and the Rookie Tournament in September where he showed really well. The first night of the Tournament he started off the action with a hard drive to the Toronto net that took out the goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo. At other times he was hitting and closely monitoring his man, showing a real hard-nosed style of play.

After taking part in the Montreal Canadiens training camp, followed by the one with the Rocket, Boucher finally earned his first professional contract and find himself headed to Brampton to compete for a spot with the Beast who are going through their training camp right now.

The Canadiens also loaned goaltender Michael McNiven to the Beast earlier in the week, while other players with a two-way AHL/ECHL deals, such as Yannick Veilleux and Thomas Ebbing, continue to train with the Rocket.