Reid Boucher currently sits atop the scoring race in Utica and is a top 20 leader in the AHL overall. Last year, he was also a top scorer for the Comets, posting 46 points in 45 games. For all his efforts this year, he was recently named as an AHL All-Star which makes it back to back years for Reid. Obviously, I’m sure he’d rather be named to the Vancouver Canucks, an opportunity he had last year where he played 20 games for the team.
Before he was signed to the Canucks, I actually knew little about Reid. He originally was drafted by the New Jersey Devils (which was a bit obvious due to being on an Albany card) in 2011. He’s been toiling around the AHL and seemingly was given chances at the NHL level with the Devils between 2013 – 2016. In 2017, Reid was claimed off waivers by the Canucks.
He’s currently signed on a one-year deal with Vancouver until the end of the season.
Gettin’ the auto
This was one of those autographs I wanted to get before the year was up. With Reid doing so well in Utica (and in the AHL), it might just be a matter of time before he gets another shot with the Vancouver Canucks. I sent this card to Reid through the mail to the Utica Comets and received it back in 30 days. For an AHL team, that’s actually a very good turn around time. From my previous experience, I do find that AHL players typically take longer than CHL players (presumably due to more requests).
A video review of Reid Boucher
Really excited for when Reid gets another shot with the Canucks but in the meantime, here is a video of Reid’s record setting season.