Skip to content

Isles re-sign tough guy Boulton

May 17, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

The New York Islanders kicked off what promises to be a busy offseason by re-signing forward Eric Boulton on a one-year deal.

Boulton, 36, joined the Isles this season after spending 2011-12 with New jersey. The 13-year veteran appeared in 15 games for the Islanders, registering a minus-4 rating while racking up 36 PIM.

A noted pugilist, Boulton only got in four scraps this season (down from a career-high 18 in 2002-03 ) but one stuck out in particular — this Apr. 18 tilt against Toronto’s Colton Orr:

Financial terms of the deal were not released, but Boulton spent last season playing on a one-year, $540,000 deal.

 

  1. bcisleman - May 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    If Isles didn’t sign EB, they’d have to sign somebody like him. Hopefully we have a whole series of signings leading up to the draft, where I hope they draft Max Domi and FA where I hope they sign Khudobin.

    • bcisleman - May 17, 2013 at 3:19 PM

      Also hope they draft some goalies in later rounds as current prospects are struggling.

  2. multiplemiggs - May 17, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    it takes 8 years for an 18 year old goalie to become a solid NHL starter. We obviously need some for down the road but dont count on drafting our future starter this year. The rebuilding is finally over.

  3. jr507 - May 17, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Trade for Bernier, resign Nabby, develop Poulin.

  4. multiplemiggs - May 17, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Poulin was supposed to be developing all season, he was playing during the lockout for Bridgeport and a certain someone got in the way, ahem, and is still standing in the way of his entire development process. A good move would be to part ways with DP, buy out his contract and let him try to revive his career elsewhere. It has now become a burden on our team. Poulin would have had a full year of AHL service in this season and that ticks me off. Only reason I see Nabby coming back is bc he is a much cheaper option than anyone else. The Islanders were the bargain team of the year, paying under a million dollars for guys like A-Mac and Grabner. Even Boyes was cheap, but pay day is coming soon, Moulson will be a UFA after next season as well, Hamonics payday will come in a couple of years, if you want Streit back you gotta pay him too. Signing a big name name goalie long term isnt the best move at this time for a team who soon wont be at the cap floor anymore.

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. K. Hayes (1861)
  2. R. Johansen (1834)
  3. S. Crosby (1756)
  4. J. Spezza (1555)
  5. A. Ovechkin (1361)
  1. C. MacArthur (1330)
  2. J. Giguere (1301)
  3. D. Alfredsson (1263)
  4. R. Malone (1259)
  5. S. Mason (1225)