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Islanders re-sign Boulton to one-year deal

Mar 23, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

Eric Boulton, Tim Gleason AP

If nothing else, the New York Islanders will have some toughness on the roster next season.

The team announced they’ve re-signed rugged forward Eric Boulton to a one-year deal to have him prowl the ice next season. He made $550,000 this season. 

This season, Boulton has played in 23 games and has four points to go with 88 penalty minutes. According to users at hockeyfights.com, Boulton has four wins in his eight fights this season and three draws with his only loss coming against Krys Barch on March 2.

Boulton has played in 638 career games in the NHL and has 1,389 penalty minutes. His four points this season are the most he’s had in a season since 2010-11 when he played for the Atlanta Thrashers. That season, Boulton had a hat trick against the New Jersey Devils to account for half of his goals for the year.

The Islanders are his fourth team after spending time with New Jersey, Atlanta, and Buffalo.

  1. lowenni - Mar 23, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Jeez. Didn’t realize he’s already 37, guy’s been around a long time for an enforcer. Good for him for making it.

  2. canuckinamerica - Mar 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Garth Snow gave him only a one year contract. At $7,347,434.00. Then claimed it was a steal.

  3. bossytrottiergillies - Mar 23, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    The only way this a good signing is if Boulton knocks out Snow with a one-two right after signing.

  4. barkar942 - Mar 23, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Well, it is good to see with this signing that they will be moving right to the top of the Metropolitan Division next year.

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