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Joel Bouchard
Joel Bouchard
Defenseman
Number: 39
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 209
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 23, 1974
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Acquired: 1. Signed with Rangers as an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 7, 2002; 2. Claimed by Rangers from Buffalo in NHL Waiver Draft on Oct. 3, 2003.
Drafted: CGY / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (129th overall)


QMJHL First All-Star Team (1994) Claimed by Nashville from Calgary in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Claimed on waivers by Dallas from Nashville, March 14, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 31, 2000. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, October 25, 2001. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 5, 2002. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with Richard Lintner, Rico Fata and Mikael Samuelsson for Mike Wilson, Alex Kovalev, Janne Laukkanen and Dan LaCouture, February 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 14, 2003. Claimed by NY Rangers from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, October 3, 2003. Spent majority of 2003-04 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), March 17, 2005. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 18, 2005. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to recurring hamstring injury.