Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thrashers Re-Sign Unrestricted Free Agent Forward Eric Boulton

The Atlanta Thrashers have re-signed unrestricted free agent forward Eric Boulton to a multiple-year contract, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell. As per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Boulton, 31, appeared in a career-high 74 games for the Thrashers last season, tying career-highs with four goals, five assists and nine points. He also led the team with 127 penalty minutes.

The 6-1, 225-pound left wing has spent seven seasons in the NHL, recording 42 points (16 goals, 25 assists) and 774 penalty minutes in 342 career games with Buffalo and Atlanta. Boulton has tallied 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) and 263 penalty minutes in 170 games with Atlanta over the last three seasons (2005-2008).

Prior to making his NHL debut in 2000-01, Boulton recorded 131 points (65 goals, 66 assists) in 319 career minor-league games with Charlotte (ECHL), Binghamton (AHL), Fort Wayne (IHL), Kentucky (AHL), Rochester (AHL) and Columbia (ECHL).

The native of Halifax, Nova Scotia was originally signed as a free agent by Atlanta on Aug. 8, 2005. He was selected by the New York Rangers in the ninth round, 234th overall, of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

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